As the Tiger-Cats prepare to build their 2024 roster during the CFL free agency period, Hamilton has taken proactive steps to solidify their specialist positions. Today, Hamilton announced that they have signed National kick Marc Liegghio and Global punter Kaare Vedvik to two-year contract extensions. Liegghio and Vedvik played well during the 2024 season, and having both specialists back should help provide a foundation for success on special teams for the Tiger-Cats.
Marc Liegghio joined the Tiger-Cats early in the 2023 season after being released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. During the 2023 season, Liegghio kicked in 17 games for Hamilton, and he made 41 field goals with 47 attempts, hitting 87.2% of his field goal attempts. He also hit a season-long field goal of 50 yards. Before coming to Hamilton, Liegghio kicked for the Blue Bombers in 2021 and 2022 and made 78 field goals on 94 attempts.
Winnipeg selected Liegghio in the fifth round of the 2020 CFL draft. The 26-year-old native of Woodbridge, Ontario, played U Sports football at Western from 2016 until 2019. Since 2020, Liegghio has kicked in 49 games and has proven himself to be a dependable scoring threat for both the Blue Bombers and Tiger-Cats.
Punter Kaare Vedvik extends his time in Hamilton after punting in 10 games for the Tiger-Cats during the 2023 season. During the 2023 season, Vedvik punted the ball 50 times for 1,699 net yards; his longest punt was 62 yards. Hamilton acquired Vedvik in August 2023 as part of a trade with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Vedvik is a 29-year-old Norway native, and he started his CFL punting in 32 games for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 2021 until 2023. During that time, he kicked 185 punts for 6,628 net yards, and his longest punt traveled 78 yards. Like Liegghio, Vedvik has established himself as a consistent performer in the CFL in a position that can be a massive difference-maker during a long CFL season.
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