Blue Bombers Extend Kicker Justin Medlock for Two Years

Blue Bombers Extend Kicker Justin Medlock for Two Years

Justin Medlock - Matt Coates
Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock, right, celebrates with teammate Matt Coates after kicking the winning field goal against the Montreal Alouettes during overtime in CFL football action Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have locked down kicker Justin Medlock on a two-year contract extension.

Medlock was to become a free agent in February.

The California native’s extension will make it his fourth season with the Blue and Gold after signing as a free agent prior to the 2016 season. Medlock has been named the team’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in each of his three seasons in Winnipeg.

“As we headed into free agency, once again Justin was high on the list of players we needed to have back in our organization,” said general manager Kyle Walters.

“Kickers like Justin just don’t come around often, and his dedication to his craft, work ethic, attention to detail and overall professionalism all add up to being a truly elite talent in our league at his position. We are thrilled to have him back.”

Over 17 games in 2018, Medlock connected on 89.4% of his field goals (42 of 47) and was the only kicker in the CFL to be perfect on convert attempts (52 of 52). He also led the league with 13 punts placed inside an opponent’s 10-yard line.

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