The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will induct placekicker and punter Justin Medlock into the team’s Hall of Fame.
The native of Fremont, Calif. will be honoured on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at local gala event as well as the club’s home game on Saturday, Oct. 21 against the Edmonton Elks.
“We are thrilled the selection committee has decided to add Justin to the long list of players and builders in the Winnipeg Football Club’s Hall of Fame,” said team president and CEO Wade Miller. “As one of the most accurate kickers in Canadian Football League history, he made an immediate impact on our team when he was first signed and was always a clutch kicker, especially when a game’s outcome hung in the balance. Congratulations and welcome, Justin.”
Medlock played nine seasons in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts, Edmonton Football Team, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played his final four seasons with Winnipeg from 2016 to 2019, during which he made 195-of-228 field goal attempts (85.5 percent) and scored 802 points, which ranks fourth all-time in club history behind Troy Westwood, Trevor Kennard, and Milt Stegall.
The 39-year-old was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2016 after setting a league record with 60 field goals on 68 attempts (88.2 percent). He made 56 field goals in 2017, which tied the record for the fourth-most in CFL history.
Medlock was named Winnipeg’s Most Outstanding Special Teams player three times (2016-18) and tied club records for most field goals in a game (seven) and for the longest field goal in franchise history (58 yards).
The five-foot-eleven, 200-pound specialist also sits top 10 in team history with a punting average of 43.8 yards per attempt. He won one Grey Cup over his CFL career, capturing it in 2019 as a member of the Blue Bombers.