June 11, 2017

Ticats sign former Als placekicker Anthony Fera


HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Sunday that the football club has signed international free agent placekicker Anthony Fera.

Fera, 25, has appeared in nine CFL games over the last two seasons with the B.C. Lions (2015) and Montreal Alouettes (2016), converting 18 of his 24 field goal attempts (75.0%) and averaging 46.8 yards per punt on 52 attempts. The 6-2, 211-pound native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, played with both the Penn State Nittany Lions (2010-11) and Texas Longhorns (2012-13) throughout his four-year collegiate career, making 36-of-43 field goals (83.7%), while averaging 41.8 yards per punt on 185 attempts and pinning his opponents inside the 20-yard line on 63 occasions. During a game in 2011, Fera became the first Nittany Lion since 1975 to handle kickoffs, punts and field goals in the same game.

The Tiger-Cats also announced the release of kicker Ryan Hawkins on Sunday.