In the recruitment process, a player must make a decision where to continue his career. Most importantly, which organization offers him the best opportunity to win a Championship and showcase his skill-set to teams in the CFL, AFL, and NFL. Let’s look at the facts about the Columbus Lions and what they provide for their players. Before you do, Click the links below to see former Lions' players who played in the NFL & former Lions' players that moved up.
2016 DB Chris Pickett signed with Jacksonville Sharks
2016 DL David Washington signed with Tampa Bay Storm
• The Columbus Lions are one of the premier organizations in the country. In 2015 the Lions captured the PIFL Championship with a 64-38 win over the Richmond Raiders. This is the 2nd Championship in just 5 years.
2008 Damian Daniels Defensive MVP
2009 Damian Daniels Defensive MVP
2010 Chris McCoy Offensive Player of the Year
Trey Crum Special Teams Player of the Year
Damian Daniels Defensive Player of the Year
Franklin Lloyd Defensive Lineman of the Year
2011 Damian Daniels Defensive Player of the Year
2012 Maurice Dupree Offensive Player of the Year
2013 Anthony Schutt Defensive Player of the Year
2014 London Crawford Offensive Rookie of the Year
2015 Casey Kacz Offensive Rookie of the Year
Terrence Ebague LEAGUE MVP
Marcus Jones former Lions QB Duke University - "When I came to Columbus my dream was only to play football but when I left I had a career that will define my future for many years to come. When it comes to life after football I know I made the right decision by choosing the Columbus Lions".
• The Lions have meals delivered to the team facilities after practice during the season. Even season ticket holders sometimes make meals for the players and deliver these to us.
Trey Crum former Kicker and Special Teams Player of the Year- Greatest atmosphere I've ever played in!! Lions fans truly are supportive and were good to me!! Love this dome that I called home!!