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Osbourn graduate Lucky Whitehead (center) plays for the CFL's BC Lions.

Osbourn graduate Lucky Whitehead was one of three BC Lions named a Canadian Football League West Division All-Star Wednesday. 

Whitehead, who signed as a free agent with the Lions, finished with 60 receptions for 932 yards, which ranked him in the top five in the CFL in both categories. He also caught four touchdowns.

Whitehead also made an impact on special teams, where he returned 12 punts for 130 yards and a touchdown and also had a 118-yard missed field goal return touchdown during a week six victory over Ottawa.

Whitehead led all Lions with 1,212 combined yards. His accomplishments also helped him earn the team nomination for CFL Most Outstanding Player.

In addition Wednesday, the CFL announced Whitehead was a CFL Top Performer of the Month for November, finishing second in overall voting.

Coming off a broken hand suffered in early October, Whitehead was a major force on both offense and special teams for the Lions’ final three games of 2021. Along with hauling in 22 receptions for 247 yards, Whitehead returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown to help put an exclamation point on a 43-10 win over Edmonton in the regular season finale.

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