B.C. Lions sign quarterback Alex Ross

Former Coastal Carolina QB comes to CFL in new deal

Quarterback Alex Ross.

Quarterback Alex Ross.

The B.C. Lions signed rookie quarterback Alex Ross on Monday.

The six-foot-one, 205-pound Ross attended the Atlanta Falcons training camp last summer before being released.

Ross played collegiatedly at Coastal Carolina and left in 2015 as the school’s all-time leader in passing yards (9,918), attempts (1,174), completions (760) and touchdowns (72).

“Alex enjoyed a very successful college career and possesses the kind of unique quarterbacking skills that make him well-suited to our game,” Lions head coach/GM Wally Buono said in a statement. “Competition at every position on the field is critical in building a championship team and we look forward to seeing what Alex has to offer when he is up for mini-camp in April.”

The Canadian Press