Canadian Football League

Sunday, October 16, 2005

B.C. signs new-old Canadian Football League kicker

The B.C. Lions have a new, 39-year-old place-kicker and he just happens to be the third-highest scorer in Canadian Football League history.
Mark McLoughlin recorded 2,848 points during 16 seasons with the Calgary Stampeders without ever scoring a touchdown. He played his last CFL game during the 2003 season. McLoughlin still lives and works in Calgary, but will take time off from two jobs in order to handle the B.C. place-kicking duties after incumbent Duncan O'Mahony missed too many field goals. O'Mahony will remain with the team as the punter.
B.C. coach Wally Buono contacted McLoughlin recently and this week he signed a contract with the Lions. He'll kick tomorrow in Montreal against the Alouettes.
Former Lions great Lui Passaglia is the CFL career scoring leader with 3,991 points in 25 seasons. Paul Osbaldiston, playing with three teams, had 2,939 points in 17 years before his retirement after the 2004 season.


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