Saskatchewan Roughriders’ kicker Brett Lauther has been named the Tom Pate Memorial Award winner for the 2023 CFL season.
The award is presented annually by the Canadian Football League Players Association to a player who exhibits outstanding sportsmanship while making significant contributions to his team, community, and the union. It is named in honour of former CFL linebacker Tom Pate, who was critically injured during a game in 1975 and later succumbed to his injuries. He was just 23 years old.
Lauther connected on 36-of-44 field goal attempts (81.8 percent) this season while adding 27-of-29 extra point attempts. He totalled 135 points, while also making four tackles.
The native of Truro, N.S. has spent seven of his ten CFL seasons in Saskatchewan, including the last five. He has a career 82.8 percent field goal percentage, nailing 209-of-252 kicks from distance, while adding 130-of-150 converts for a total of 784 career points.