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Joel
Figueroa
#61 Offensive Lineman
Joel
Figueroa
#61 Offensive Lineman
Height 6'6
Weight 320 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1989-06-29 (34)
Born Miami, FL
School Miami (FL)
Status AMER

ACQUIRED
Joel signed as a free agent with the Ticats in Feb. 2023.

CURRENT SEASON STATS:
Games Played: 5
Games Started: 4

AWARDS:
B.C. Lions Most Outstanding Lineman – 3 – (2018, 2019, 2022)

CAREER:
2023: Played in five games…Has started four games.

2022: The savvy veteran was yet again an anchor up front, starting all 18 regular season games at left tackle and earning the team nomination for CFL Most Outstanding Lineman.
Playoffs: Figueroa got his first taste of playoff action since 2018 when he started in the Western Final at Winnipeg after missing the Semi-Final the week before due to injury.

2021: Fig was once again a steady force at left tackle, despite battling through a couple of injuries throughout the season, he started 12 more contests to bring his career total of games played to 90…Figueroa’s play helped Michael Reilly finish the season at the CFL’s top passer.

2019: Another solid year from the second-year Lion who anchored the offensive line from his left tackle position…Fig saw action in 16 regular season games and earned his second-consecutive team nomination as Most Outstanding Lineman.

2018: Joel signed as a free agent with the Lions on February 13, 2018…Joel lived up to his preseason free agent headlines providing consistency in both the passing and running game from his position at left tackle…The University of Miami product started all 18 regular season games for the Leos.
Playoffs: Fig started the Eastern Semi-Final protecting the blind side en route to being named the Lions’ Most Outstanding Lineman.

2017: During his second year in Edmonton, Fig started 15 games as an anchor for the team’s offensive line.
Playoffs: Joel played in Edmonton’s West-Semi Final win against Winnipeg, as well as the West-Final against Calgary.

2016: Played in five games for Edmonton.
Playoffs: Appeared in Edmonton’s East Division Semi-Final win against Hamilton, as well as there East Division Final game against Ottawa.

2015: Appeared in six games for the Ti-Cats.
Playoffs: Appeared in Hamilton’s East Division Semi-Final win against Toronto, as well as the East Division Final against Ottawa.

2014: Appeared in 12 games for the Cats.
Playoffs: Appeared in Hamilton’s East-Division Final win against Montreal, as well as in the Grey Cup against Calgary.

2013: Appeared in eight of Hamilton’s games.
Playoffs: Appeared in Hamilton’s East Division Semi-Final win against Montreal, their East Division Final win against Toronto, and the Grey Cup against Saskatchewan.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Fist CFL Game – Jun. 28/13, vs Toronto

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

College: Joel spent five seasons at the University of Miami Figueroa, playing 43 games for the Hurricanes…He was granted an extra year of NCAA eligibility after sustaining an injury in 2010…The following year, Figueroa won the Community Service Man of the Year Award.

Personal: Joel, known to his teammates as ‘Fig’, was a double major at the University of Miami, graduating with degrees in sociology and geography…His first start for the Hurricanes ranks amongst his fondest football memories and he loved traveling to play in front of large crowds at some of college football’s most famous stadiums…Fig enjoys spending his free time hanging out with his family and lists his mother as the person he admires the most…Joel has Puerto Rican heritage and says salsa music is his favourite genre, particularly Hector Lavoe…Growing up he loved to watch Warren Sapp of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Fig tries to incorporate the violence Sapp played with into his own game.

Seasons

Offence

YEAR TEAM GP
2017
EDM 15
2018
BC 18
2019
BC 17
2022
BC 18
2023
HAM 5
Total
73

Game Log

Offence

DATE WEEK OPP
06-09
1 WPG
09-04
13 TOR
Total