Travis Lulay


216 lbs


6' 2"






Sep 23rd, 1983

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A challenging year for the club’s number one pivot, Travis endured a setback in training camp following offseason shoulder surgery which delayed his return to the lineup until Aug 8/14 versus Hamilton. He got his first action of the year seeing spot duty in the club’s next game at Toronto on Aug 17/14, but did not throw a pass until the Lions took on Saskatchewan at home on Aug 24/14. Following the bye-week, Travis got the start in Ottawa where he was good on 18 of 27 pass attempts for 167 yards before suffering a shoulder injury in the final five minutes of the game and missing the final eight regular season games. He returned to dress for the club’s postseason game in Montreal, but did not see action.


The 2013 season was a challenging one for Travis as the veteran pivot started  just 11 of the club’s 18 regular season games after suffering a shoulder injury on Sep 15 vs Montreal. He guided the Lions to a 7-4 record in his 11 starts and despite the mid-season setback, led the Lions in passing with 2,841 yards and 19 touchdown passes.


Travis was the West Division All-Star quarterback for the second straight year after passing for 4,231 yards and 27 TDs in 16 starts (12-4 record). He threw for 300+ yards five times and led the club to a CFL record low of 23 turnovers. He set career-best marks with a 100.7 passer rating and 66.5 completion percentage with only 10 interceptions.  He dressed for all 18 games but did not see action in Games #16-17 due to a sore shoulder. Extended his TD pass streak to 26 games, the second-longest streak in CFL history, which ended in the final regular season game. Has now thrown at least one TD pass in 36 of his last 39 games. Finished up as the #3 passer in the CFL despite missing two games and now has back-to-back 4,000 yard seasons. Travis led all CFL QBs with 477 yards rushing and scored 3 TDs.  


Travis was the dominant player in the CFL in 2011 earning Most Outstanding Player Awards for both regular season play and in the Grey Cup victory over Winnipeg. Starting all 18 games (11-7 record), he finished up as the number two passer in the CFL with 4,815 yards and tied for the lead with 32 touchdown passes. His pass efficiency rating ended up at 95.8, but over the season’s final 11 games it was a remarkable 109.2. Travis threw for 300+ yards on six occasions including a season-high 366 in the opener at Montreal Jun 30/11. He enjoyed 10 games with 2 or more touchdown passes and completed 61.6% of his attempts in the season’s final 10 games. Ranking second among pivots in rushing with 391 yards and 14 gains of 10+ yards, Travis ripped off two huge gains in 2011: 53 yards (Sep 10/11 vs Tor) and 61 yards (in the playoff win over Edmonton). 


Travis began the season as the club's second quarterback.  By season's end he was the number one pivot and led the team on a three-game winning streak to cap the regular season. Over nine starts Travis was 4-5 throwing for 2602 yards on 205 completions (318 attempts) and recording nine touchdowns.  He earned himself the honour of Offensive Player of the Week.  In his first career playoff start he threw for 357 yards and two touchdowns.  During the club's double-overtime loss on the Western Semi-Final.


Travis was active for 16 games and compelted a total of 22-of-36 passes for 324 yards and 2 TDs.


Lulay left Montana State with a school record for career passing yards (10,724) to his credit after a four-year career (’02-’05). The athletic Lulay led his team in rushing during his senior year with 611 yards and finished his time there with 1,459 yards on the ground and 23 touchdowns – not only fourth in program history but also the highest total for a quarterback.


Travis and his wife Kimberley make their home in Salem, Oregon where he enjoys hunting and fishing. He notes his alma mater’s 2002 win over Montana as one of his best football memories as well as a 62-yard TD run for Berlin in NFL Europa that sealed a win for his club. Away from the field, Travis can be found watching his favorite TV show The Office or enjoying country music’s Toby Keith and he lists his favourite book as Angels and Demons. Lulay signed with the BC Lions on May 20, 2009, and impressed the coaching staff enough in training camp to insert him in the second pre-season game for three series, where he completed 8 of 10 passes for 140 yards with one touchdown and one interception. 2010 was Lulay's coming-out party, where he played half of the season games, splitting field time with veteran Jarious Jackson. 2011 became the year of Lulay as he was thrust into the starting position for the Lions. He led the Lions to a Grey Cup victory in his first year at the helm of their offense. Notables: CFL All-Star: 2011;  West Division All-Star: 2011;  CFL Most O/S Player: 2011;  Grey Cup MVP: 2011