HAMILTON, Ont. -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that the team has signed the most accurate kicker in Canadian Football League history, Sandro DeAngelis.
"We are pleased to improve our kicking game with the addition of the most accurate kicker in the history of this league," said General Manager Bob O'Billovich. "Throughout his career, Sandro has proven to be very consistent and has shown the ability to handle pressure. We're looking forward to seeing him perform at a high level in Hamilton."
DeAngelis, a 5-8, 195-pound native of Niagara Falls, Ontario connected on 83.8% of his field goal attempts and averaged 59.4 yards per kickoff over the past five years with the Calgary Stampeders. DeAngelis has been named a CFL All-Star three times, a West Division All-Star five times and a CFLPA All-Star twice. He was Calgary's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in each of his five seasons and was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2006.
DeAngelis, 28, was named the Most Valuable Canadian of the 2008 Grey Cup after kicking five field goals in the Stampeders championship victory over Montreal.
Last season, the Nebraska product was good on 42-of-49 field goal attempts (85.7%) and averaged 60.7 yards on 109 kickoffs.