Solomon Elimimian

Class of 2023

Elimimian played in 133 games for BC and Saskatchewan from 2010 to 2019. He holds the distinction of being the first and only defensive player to be recognized as the league’s Most Outstanding Player after setting a then-CFL record of 143 tackles in 2014. He bested his own personal mark in 2017 with a 144-tackle showing, and he still holds three of the four highest seasons for tackles in league history. He sits sixth all-time with 833 defensive tackles after the CFL began recording the statistic in 1987. He was the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2010 and was twice named Most Outstanding Defensive Player (2014 and 2016).
He is a six-time Division All-Star and a four-time CFL All-Star (2011, 2014 and 2016-17). He captured the Grey Cup in 2011 as a member of the Lions.