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|Height: 6.04||Born: Tacoma, WA|
|Weight: 322||College: Brigham Young|
|Birthdate: 1978-08-26||Years: 4 BC / 7 CFL|
Archibald signed as a free agent with the Lions on February 22, 2011.
2013: In his third year in a Lions uniform, Ben started all 18 regular season games plus the Western Semi-Final at Regina. Though this year snapped his streak of four straight all-star seasons, Ben was one of only 46 CFL players and 14 O-linemen to start all 18 contests in 2013.
2012: Ben started in all 18 regular season contests plus the Western Final, stretching his consecutive games played streak to 72. He was named to the West Division All-Star team for the fourth consecutive season as part of an offensive line that allowed a league-low 30 sacks.
Games Played: Career: 102; Playoff: 6; Grey Cup: 2 (2011 w/ BC; 2008 w/ Calgary)
CFL Awards: Most Outstanding Lineman 2010
West Division Awards: Most Outstanding Lineman 2010, 2009
CFL All-Star: 2010, 2009
West Division All-Star: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Archibald attended Brigham Young University and played in 33 games, starting in 24. He earned All-Mountain West Conference honourable mention honours as a sophomore and second-team All-MWC honours as a junior. He was named MWC All-Academic team as a sophomore and a junior.
Tabbed by the Football Writers of America as a candidate for the Outland Trophy as college’s best interior lineman prior to his senior season, Archibald suffered a fractured leg in pre-season practice and missed the entire campaign.
Ben, along with wife, Jodi, are the proud parents of triplets, Tessa, Ashlyn and Kylee, and live in the Vancouver area during the off-season. He enjoys getting a round of golf in (weather permitting) and when he can get a break from operating his driving school. Ben lists The Office as his favourite TV show and is partial to the Dave Matthews Band.
When not leafing through the Washington Driver Guide, Ben can be found sitting down to taking in the Bourne trilogy. He’s been playing football since the age of 12 and lists his mom as his biggest fan. A state championship with Seaside High School along with Grey Cup wins in 2008 and 2011 are his lasting football memories to date. He lettered in football, basketball and track at Seaside while maintaining a lofty 3.9 grade-point average in his studies and was student body co-president as a high school senior. He has also served on a Latter-day Saints church mission in Tucson, Ariz.