WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed the CFL's all-time most accurate field goal kicker (87.5% all-time) Justin Medlock.
Medlock was the league's leading scorer last season, his third season in Hamilton, with 181 points. He set a career-high at 89.4% on his field goal attempts in 2015 (42 of 47), and has now moved into top spot in CFL history in career field goal percentage, connecting on 182 of 208 attempts. He made 94.2% of his converts in 2015 (the fewest misses of any kicker with 25+ attempts from the new 32-yard range), along with 28 of 29 field goals from inside 40 yards. He was named a division all-star for his work in 2015. Medlock also kicked the longest field goal of last season from 57 yards out.
"Justin Medlock is a massive addition to our roster, and obviously in particular to our kicking game," said General Manager Kyle Walters. "His numbers throughout his career speak for themselves. He's one of the most accurate kickers in the history of our league, and we're really excited to add him to our organization."
The 2016 season will be Medlock's sixth in the CFL, also spending time with Toronto (2009, 2010), Edmonton (2010), prior to his first stint in Hamilton (2011). Medlock also played 11 regular season games in the NFL in his career (for Kansas City and Carolina).