December 8, 2017

Esks extend pending FA kicker Sean Whyte through 2020

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have re-signed national kicker Sean Whyte through the 2020 season.

Whyte, a member of the 2015 Grey Cup champion team, appeared in six games in 2017 where he finished with 29 punts for 958 yards, 23 kick offs for 1367 yards and was successful on 15 – 16 field goals and 12 – 14 converts.

Whyte set a career best with a successful 55-yard field goal in Week 2.

In the West Semi-Final, Whyte converted 1 – 1 field goals and was perfect on his converts going 5 – 5 and in the West Final, Whyte converted 2 – 4 field goals and was again perfect converting 3 – 3 attempts.

Whyte entered the league in 2007 with the BC Lions. In 2011, he was traded to the Montreal Alouettes where he would spend five years.

In his first season with Montreal, he was awarded the Lew Hayman Trophy as the East Division’s Most Outstanding Canadian. He was also named the Alouettes Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. Two years later, he earned East All-Star honours.

Whyte originally signed with Edmonton as a free agent in September 2014 and re-signed January 2016.
Now entering his tenth CFL season, Whyte has made 271-of-315 field goal attempts (86%) – third highest in CFL history. He also made 276-of-285 converts (96.8%) in 118 games. The native of White Rock, British Columbia also amassed 28,955 yards on 680 punts.