Boom Boom back: Argos re-sign kicker Boris Bede

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The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed kicker Boris Bede through the 2023 season.

The 33-year-old hit on 43-of-55 field goal attempts (78.2 percent) in his second season with the Argos, setting new career-highs for field goals made, attempted and longest kick by hitting a 56-yarder in August. He added three more field goals as part of the team’s Grey Cup victory.

Bede holds claim to the second-longest field goal attempt in Argonauts history and the longest kickoff at 100 yards — a feat he accomplished twice last season. He is the CFL’s all-time leader in kickoff average, leading the league with a 68.7-yard average in 2022.

The six-foot-four, 225-pound kicker has split his seven-year CFL career between the Montreal Alouette and Toronto, twice earning East Division All-Star honours.  He has connected on 212-of-259 field goal attempts (81.9 percent) and punted 601 times for an average of 44.2 yards in 111 regular-season games.

Bede is a native of France and played college football in Quebec for the Laval Rouge et Or. His career predates the league’s Global program, meaning he counts as an American for the purposes of the Argos’ roster.