Arceneaux agrees to contract extension

VANCOUVER - Emmanuel Arceneaux and the BC Lions Football Club have agreed to a contract extension keeping him in Vancouver through the 2015 season the team announced on Saturday.

"Emmanuel has developed into a big play receiver who has been a significant part of our success on offence this season," said general manager Wally Buono. "We are very pleased to have him agree to this extension and I know our fans will be as well."

After suffering a hand injury in training camp and missing two starts, the fourth-year Lion has been the CFL's hottest receiver over the past six weeks with 472 yards on 27 receptions and five touchdowns. He is also one of four Lions who are currently ranked in the top 10 league-wide in receiving yards.

"I love being part of this family," said Arceneaux. "I am excited about the kind of team we're developing into and I'm proud to be playing alongside these guys as we work to bring a championship home to our fans."