Two former USC football players will be playing in Canada next season. Justin Sorensen and Jonathan Williams have made the 46-man Opening Day roster of the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League.
Sorensen, who is is a native of British Columbia, was the fifth pick in the first round of the 2008CFL Draft. The 6-7, 316-pound offensive tackle started all13 games for the Gamecocks last season.
Williams was signed by the Lions this spring as a free agent. The 6-2, 290 pound defensive tackle played in all 25 games over two seasons at South Carolina after transferring from Mississippi Delta CC.
The Lions, who finished the 2008 season with an 11-7 record, open the 2009 season on Friday, July 3 when they travel to Saskatchewan to take on the Roughriders.