Former University of Hawaii standout linebacker Solomon Elimimian is headed to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

The program’s all-time leading tackler was selected as a first-ballot selection to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF) and Museum’s Class of 2023.

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Elimimian played in 133 games for the BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders from 2010 to 2019.

In 2014, Elimimian became the first and only defensive player to be selected as the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player after setting a then CFL record of 143 tackles.

In 2017, he eclipsed that previous tackle mark by posting 144 tackles and still holds three of the four highest tackling seasons in league history.

Elimimian is a six-time Division All-Star and four-time CFL All-Star (2011, 2014 and 2016 and 2017) and was also honored as the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2010 to go with his two Most Outstanding Defensive Player awards in 2014 and 2016 and led the BC Lions to a Grey Cup championship in 2011.

The Class of 2023 will be officially inducted on Friday, Sept. 15 in Hamilton, Ontario.