Professional Football Player for the BC Lions
Solomon began playing football in Grade 9. Prior to that, his mom’s fear of injury limited his gridiron experience to touch and flag football only. He was also a talented baseball player in high school. while enrolled at the University of Hawaii, he received All-WAC academic honours and majored in English.
The six-foot, 227-pound Elimimian was the CFL’s outstanding defensive player this year after recording a league-high 129 tackles with eight sacks, one interception and one forced fumble after suffering a career-threatening Achilles injury in 2015.
The seven-year professional football linebacker is the only player in league history to win three difference major awards, and in 2014 he became the first – and only – pure defensive performer to be named the CFL’s outstanding player.
His most memorable football moment to date is the 2007 season in Hawaii when the team went 12-0 and played in the Sugar Bowl. Solomon spends the off-season in Los Angeles where he enjoys working out, playing video games and takin in episodes of Heroes.