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April 16, 2011

Call to the Hall for legendary kicker Passaglia

BCLions.com staff

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions Football Club is pleased to announce today that legendary kicker Lui Passaglia has been announced as part of this year’s class of inductees into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

One of the greatest placekickers and punters in the history of the Canadian Football League and professional football, Passaglia wore the Black and Orange for 25 years (1976-2000) and recorded more points than any other professional football player in history (3,991).

Passaglia is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame and the club’s Wall of Fame. In 2003, he was named to the BC Lions All-Time Dream Team and in 2006 was voted #30 of the CFL’s top 50 players by TSN.

“When I received the call that I was to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, I was surprised and excited, and I felt very honoured to be selected. To be included with these 514 great Canadian athletes and builders is truly humbling and gratifying at the same time,” said Passaglia

Lui will be inducted into the Hall alongside 10-time Paralympic medallist Lauren Woolstencroft, triathlon great Peter Reid, distinguished soccer player Andrea Neil, and International Olympic Committee member Richard Pound on November 8, 2011 at a ceremony in Calgary.