Official: kicker Sergio Castillo inks deal with B.C. Lions

The B.C. Lions have officially signed American kicker Sergio Castillo to a two-year contract.

3DownNation insider Justin Dunk first reported the news on Sunday, April 19.

The 29-year-old Castillo enjoyed a career year with the Lions in 2019, making good on 41-of-45 field goal attempts and hit 30-of-33 convert attempts, good for a success rate of over 90 percent in both categories, and also earned a West Division All-Star selection.

He also had 14 punts for 73 yards and a net average of 42.6 yards before Josh Bartel took over those duties in Week 5 of the season.

“More than anything, I’m just blessed to have an opportunity to kick for the B.C. Lions,” Castillo said in a statement.

“For the first time in my career, I’m going to be able to go back to a team for the second season in a row. That’s something I’ve always wanted: stability with not only a team, but in the community.”

Prior to signing with the Lions in 2019 training camp, Castillo suited up in 20 games over three seasons (2015-2017) split between Winnipeg, Ottawa and Hamilton where he made 39-of-47 field goal attempts and missed only two of his 27 attempts on converts.

The native of La Joya, Texas began 2020 with the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks where he suited up for all five games and made five field goals, helping the squad to an undefeated record before play was suspended.