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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

RIDERS RE-SIGN PUNTER JOSH BARTEL


The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced on Tuesday national punter Josh Bartel has signed an extension to remain with the team through 2019.

Bartel has spent two of his four CFL seasons with the Green and White after entering the league with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2012. The Australian-born punter was originally acquired by the Riders prior to the 2014 season. After sitting out the 2015 season, the 31-year-old returned to Saskatchewan for 2016.

Last year, Bartel had 134 punts for 6,046 yards (45.1 average) with an 86-yard long and four singles while leading the league with 18 punts finishing inside the opposition’s 10-yard line.

Through 67 regular-season games, Bartel has totaled 469 punts for 20,566 yards (43.9 average) and 15 singles. He was named an East Division All-Star in 2012 and 2013.

“I am pleased to remain with the team through the next few seasons,” Bartel said from his home in Australia. “It is exciting to see what is going on around the club with the talent on the roster, a great coaching staff, and opening the new stadium. I definitely wanted to continue being a part of that.”

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

G'day and welcome, Mate.

Anonymous said...

Well that's got to be news that can't be too controversial!!???
Good Job!

Anonymous said...

To me the best part of this is seeing someone sign for more than one year. I like the fact we don't have to worry about a punter for three years. Barring the obvious of course.

Rob

Anonymous said...

Who cares he's a punter. I just wanna know more about these Latin and Russian wifes? are they seeking a washed up fat old lonely farmer?

Anonymous said...

If you pony up the $$$. You must have an interesting browser history...

Anonymous said...

Just checking to see if the Blades have been sold to Penticton yet?