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 O-Line that allowed a league-low 30 sacks.
In his first year in a Lions uniform, Ben started all 18 regular season games, the Western Final and the 2011 Grey Cup at left tackle. He was named to the West Division All-Star Team for the third straight season and contributed to the club’s huge improvement from 65 sacks allowed in 2010 to a league-low 29 in 2011.
Archibald appeared in all 18 regular season games and the West Final during his third year with the Stampeders, finishing off his season with 2010 CFL Most Outstanding Lineman honours.
Archibald was named a CFL West Division all-star, a CFL All-Canadian and a CFLPA all-star. He was the first Stampeder since Jay McNeil in 2001 to be the CFL West Division nominee for Most Offensive Lineman award.
Archibald stepped in at left tackle and excelled after Antonio Hall injured his ankle in a July 24 contest against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Starting with an Aug. 2 home date against Saskatchewan, he made 12 consecutive starts until a bicep muscle injury forced him to sit out the regular-season finale. He returned for the playoffs and was solid in both the West Final and the Grey Cup game. Despite being one of three first-year starters on the offensive line, Archibald helped the Stamps rank second in the league in rushing yardage (2,422) and third in fewest sacks allowed (30).
Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Stampeders in 2008.
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 instead suffered a fractured leg in pre-season practice and missed the entire campaign.
Archibald is married to wife Jodi and they are the proud parents of triplets, Tessa, Ashlyn and Kylee, who were born on Sept. 26, 2007. He lettered in football, basketball and track at Seaside High School in Oregon while maintaining a 3.9 grade-point average in his studies and was student body co-president as a high school senior. He served on a Latter-day Saints church mission in Tucson, Ariz.