Nick Hebeler

Athlete

One of the most colourful players in BC Lions history, known for his ferocious style and flashy orange high-tops, Nick joined the Lions in 1979 as a territorial exemption following his career at Simon Fraser University.

Nick played 86 games with BC with the 1982 campaign among his finest for the club. Earning both a West Division and CFL All-Star selection at defensive end, he posted a career-high 14 sacks that season among a team total of 46.5 by a dominant Lions defence. A virtual turnover machine, he recovered eight fumbles, blocked three kicks and added an interception for a TD during his illustrious Lions career. Nick was a key member of the 1985 Grey Cup championship team before heading east after the season. He went on to play a total of 113 CFL regular season games notching 56.5 career sacks before retiring in 1987 after two seasons in Saskatchewan.

Nick was voted as a member of both the 25th year and the 50th year BC Lions anniversary dream teams, respectively. He played his high school football at Centennial Senior Secondary.