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Former B.C. Lions' receiver Geroy Simon speaks during a ceremony where the CFL team retired his number 81 during halftime of their game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Vancouver last yearDARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

Geroy Simon is returning to the B.C. Lions.

The former all-star receiver has accepted a front-office position with B.C., the club he played 12 seasons with and helped capture two Grey Cup titles. Simon's new role will be in a dual football and business operations support role.

"Geroy's place is with the Lions and it's an honour to have him return to our organization," president and CEO Dennis Skulsky said in a statement. "I know he will undoubtedly be a valued contributor to our football operations department as a player personnel evaluator, scout and player mentor, as well as a tremendous asset on the business side and in alumni relations."

Simon retired following the '13 season after helping the Saskatchewan Roughriders capture the Grey Cup. The 39-year-old is the CFL's all-time leading receiver with 1,029 catches for 16,352 yards and 103 TDs.

Simon spent last year in Saskatchewan's front office.

"It's great to be home," said Simon. "While my career took me away from B.C. and the Lions for a couple years, my heart never left and I couldn't be happier to be back with the club."