Argos re-sign do-it-all kicker/punter Boris Bede

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The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed American kicker/punter Boris Bede.

The 31-year-old Bede was acquired by Toronto from Montreal in a kicker-for-kicker trade back in February.

Bede had played his entire five-year, 80-game career in Montreal. In 2019, the native of Toulon, France converted on 31-of-35 field goals (88.6 percent), while leading the league in kickoff yards (5,772) and kickoff average (69.5). He also finished third in the CFL in punt average for punters who had at least 100 attempts (44.6).

The six-foot-four, 225-pound kicker is the CFL’s all-time leader in kickoff average at 69.3 yards, more than three yards longer than number two on the list. The Tiffin University and Laval University alum was a CFL East Division all-star in 2015 after nailing 36-of-40 field goals (90.0 percent).

For his career, Bede has made 141-of-171 field goals for 82.5 percent and has kicked at least a 52-yard field goal in each of his five seasons while accumulating a punt average of 44.2 on 510 punts.