The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that national kicker Luca Congi has signed a one-day contract with the team and will subsequently retire as a Roughrider.
Congi spent six years with the Green and White after originally being selected by the team in the 2nd round (12th overall) in the 2006 CFL Draft. The Simon Fraser University product played 87 regular season games with the Riders, connecting on 166 of 210 field goals (79.1%) and all 235 convert attempts. He also added 167 punts for 6,367 yards for a 38-yard average.
He also added six career playoff games and played in two Grey Cup games with the Riders, winning in 2007.
Congi rounded out his eight year CFL career in Hamilton where he played the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the Tiger-Cats.
“I am very honoured to be able to retire today as a Roughrider,” stated Congi. “I have a lot of great memories of my time in Saskatchewan. The support received from the fans in Rider Nation is special and I will never forget it.”
Luca and his wife, Daniella, make Toronto their home.