Toronto Argos acquire Canadian kicker Niko DiFonte

Photo courtesy: Calgary Dinos Athletics

The Toronto Argonauts have added Canadian kicker Niko DiFonte as a non-counter after the 2020 CFL draft.

Every CFL team is allotted two national players they can bring to training camp as long as they have not played a down in the CFL. Those additions, just like CFL draft picks, do not count as part of the 75-man roster.

DiFonte played four seasons at the University of Calgary (2016-2019) where he finished a stellar career by nailing two field goals in the 2019 Vanier Cup, helping the Dinos capture their fifth national championship in program history.

The Winnipeg native was an All-Canadian in 2018 after converting 24-of-28 field goals with a long of 52 while averaging 63 yards on kickoffs that season. The kicker’s most impressive moment may have come in 2017 when he kicked a U Sports record 59-yard game-winning field goal in the 2017 Hardy Cup, which went viral around North America.