February 13, 2020

Trade: Argos acquire K/P Boris Bede from Montreal

Montreal Alouettes' Boris Bede (14) makes the conversion during the first half of CFL action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, in Winnipeg, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced today they have acquired K/P Boris Bede from Montreal in exchange for K Tyler Crapigna.

Bede, 30, has played his entire five-year, 80-game career in Montreal and in 2019 the native of Toulon, France converted on 31-of-35 field goals (88.6%), while leading the league in kickoff yards (5,772) and kickoff average (69.5), while finishing third in the CFL in punt average for punters who had at least 100 punts (44.6). The 6’4 kicker is the CFL’s all-time leader in kickoff average at 69.3 yards, more than 3 yards longer than number two on the list. The Tiffin University and Laval University alum was a CFL East All-Star in 2015 after nailing 36-of-40 field goals (90.0%). For his career, Bede has made 141-of-171 field goals for 82.5% and has kicked at least a 52-yard field goal in each of his five seasons while accumulating a punt average of 44.2 on 510 punts.