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November 30, 2017

Bombers Agree to Terms with kicker Justin Medlock

Ottawa-ON-August-04: Canadian Football League action between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers TD Place Stadium, in Ottawa, ON, Canada, (Photographed by Marc Bourget/marcbourget.ca)

WINNIPEG, MB., November 30, 2017 –   The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms with international kicker Justin Medlock on a one-year contract. Medlock was set to become a free agent in February.

The UCLA product completed his seventh CFL season in 2017 – his second with the Blue Bombers – and continues to rewrite both league and club records.

In his first season with the Bombers, Medlock was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player and All-Star kicker after hitting a league-record 60 field goals, set a new club mark with 227 points, tied the Bomber record for longest field goal at 58 yards, and all the while established a career-high punting average of 42.7 yards.

This past season, Medlock was again named the team’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player after connecting on 56 of 70 field goals – an 80 percent average – while setting a new career-high in punting with an average of 43.7 yards. He hit game-winning field goals in overtime in a Canada Day win over Saskatchewan and again in Montreal in August, connected on two field goals in the final minute of the game in a win in Ottawa in August, and tied the club record he already shared with Trevor Kennerd with seven field goals in a game against B.C. in October.

“Simply put, Justin is one of the best to ever do it and is a significant part of our team’s success,” said Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters. “He’s been at the very top of his craft, hit a rough patch for a few weeks this past season, but rebounded back to his normal self quickly. That’s what pros do, and he is without question one of the elite professionals in our league. This was a big one for us, and we were able to make it work, so we’re very happy with today’s news.”

During his two years in Bomber colours, Medlock has hit on 116 of 138 tries – 84.1 per cent – and was 88 for 89 on converts while leading the CFL in scoring in both seasons.