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BC Lions Re-Sign Punter Stefan Flintoft for 2024 Season

3 Key Points

  • Stefan Flintoft extends his contract with BC Lions through 2024 season.
  • Recorded striking stats in the 2023 season, placing fifth in CFL for punting and kickoffs.
  • Flintoft has shown consistent performance since joining the team, including a top league standing in 2021.

BC Lions Secure Stefan Flintoft for Another Year

Taking proactive steps to sustain their special teams’ performance, the BC Lions confirmed that American punter Stefan Flintoft has committed to the team until the end of the 2024 season. This move comes ahead of the free agency period that was set to open on February 13, securing a key player from reaching the open market.

Flintoft’s 2023 Season Metrics

At 28 years old, Flintoft heads into his fourth tenure with the Lions, following a productive 2023 season. His 95 punts travelled for a total of 4,439 yards, yielding a 46.7-yard average. In the kickoff department, his 67 attempts covered 4,144 yards, with an average of 61.9 yards—these figures placed him fifth in the Canadian Football League for both punting and kickoff yardage.

Consistent High Performance Since 2021

The California-born player demonstrated remarkable stability in the 2022 season as well, landing third in the league for total punting yards (4,935) and net punting yards (3,910). His kickoff record was equally notable with a 61.7-yard average across 80 kickoffs. Flintoft quickly became an essential part of the Lions’ roster after his debut during the team’s training camp in 2021. He rose to significant prominence soon after, recording the highest average yards per punt (48.3) and securing a team nomination for CFL Most Outstanding Special Teams Player by the end of his inaugural season.

Flintoft’s Collegiate and Early Professional Beginnings

Prior to his CFL success, Flintoft honed his skills at UCLA from 2014 to 2018, becoming the main punter by his junior year. His senior season saw him receive Pac-12 Honourable Mention from his coaches and All-Academic Pac-12 honours. His strong college performance presented him with an opportunity at the Denver Broncos’ rookie mini-camp in 2019, setting the stage for his future professional career.

The BC Lions’ decision well ahead of the free agency period demonstrates their commitment to maintaining a strong special teams unit, with Stefan Flintoft as a pivotal member for the 2024 season.

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