The hard-hitting, 230-pound lineman is back! Solomon Elimimian is returning to the BC Lions following NFL action with both the Minnesota Vikings and the Cleveland Browns.
Elimimian’s rights were returned to the BC Lions after being waived from the Vikings and ultimately released from the Browns September 3rd.
The CFL’s top rookie in 2010 posted 98 tackles in 2011, winning a Championship Grey Cup with the BC Lions.
Commemorating his return to Canadian soil, here’s the Sports Dish on this 25-year old defensive force.
Favorite workout routine:
“I like to be in the gym, getting a little sweat in, curls for the girls.”
When there is no football:
‘I like working with the youth. I work with my high school, Crenshaw High School back in Los Angeles. I go in and give the kids some pizza, and the good word.”
“I am an English major. I like watching the news, reading the newspaper and seeing what’s going on around the World. I like poems and short stories.”
The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats
Adventure sports such as snowboarding:
‘I’ve never been snowboarding or skiing. That stuff is dangerous, I hear a lot of people get into accidents. I like to stay on the grass.”
“I fell in love with donairs, they’re awesome. I never had them until I came here. I have to find a place back in L.A. when I go back home.”
One of his best off-field activities:
“I’m really good at Madden. Anyone who wants to challenge me in Madden, all comers I take.”
In his spare time, Solomon is a movie buff and likes going to the theater with his teammates.
Solomon attended the University of Hawaii, doesn’t like coffee and in 2011 was voted the leagues ‘hardest hitter’ in the annual TSN Player Poll.
Solomon will not suit up for Saturday’s game, but will be on the sidelines and it is likely he will join the Lions at practice next Tuesday.