Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Good Day For Luca

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed kicker Luca Congi to a two year and an option contract extension. Financial details of the signing were not released.

The 26-year old was drafted by the Green in White in the 2nd Round (12th overall) in the 2006 CFL Canadian Draft.

He is the current ironman with the Riders having dressed in the last 66 regular season games. The Simon Fraser product has kicked 129 field goals and 169 converts for the Riders. Now in his fourth season with the Green and White, Congi has tallied 585 points for the team.

He has been nominated as the Riders Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in each of the last three seasons and was the Riders nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie in 2006.
Congi has also earned the title of Gibson’s Finest Specials Teams Player of the Month for September.

Congi had a perfect field goal completion percentage with 12 field goals in September including the game in Winnipeg when he split the uprights six times which earned him the Specials Teams Player of the Week acknowledgement.

So far this season, the Simon Fraser product has kicked 22 field goals for an 81 completion percentage. In addition, the Waterloo native has kicked 22 converts to round out his point scoring at 100 points for the Green and White this season.

Congi joins teammate Stevie Baggs, who was the CFL Defensive Player of the Month in August.

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