Kicking competition continues as Ticats sign Anthony Fera

The Ticats carousel of kickers continued Sunday as the team signed American Anthony Fera.

The 25-year-old has appeared in nine CFL games over the last two seasons with the B.C. Lions (2015) and Montreal Alouettes (2016), converting 18 of his 24 field goal attempts (75.0%) and averaging 46.8 yards per punt on 52 attempts.

The 6-foot-2, 211-pound Philadelphia native played with both at Penn State (2010-11) and Texas (2012-13), making 36-of-43 field goals (83.7%), while averaging 41.8 yards per punt on 185 attempts and pinning his opponents inside the 20-yard line on 63 occasions. During a game in 2011, Fera became the first Nittany Lion since 1975 to handle kickoffs, punts and field goals in the same game.

With the release of Andrew Hawkins, Fera and Sergio Castillo will compete for the kicking job.