April 1, 2019

Lirim Hajrullahu signs two-year deal with Ticats

The Canadian Press

HAMILTON — Six weeks after he hit the free agent market, national kicker Lirim Hajrullahu has signed a two-year deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the team announced on Monday.

Hajrullahu signed as a free agent with the Tiger-Cats in February of 2018 after spending a pair of seasons in Toronto. In 2017, Hajrullahu kicked what would be the game-winning field goal for the Argonauts en route to capturing the franchises 17th Grey Cup championship.

Last season, the Western product was good on 46 of 54 field goals and was eighth in the league in punting average with 45 yards per punt.

In 89 career CFL games over five seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2014-15), Toronto Argonauts (2016-17) and Tiger-Cats (2018), Hajrullahu has converted 192-of-232 field goals (82.8%) and 155-of-169 single convert attempts (91.7%), while averaging 44.3 yards per punt on 545 attempts. He was named the West Division’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2014, an East Division All-Star in 2016, and won the 105th Grey Cup with the Argos in 2017 after kicking the game-winning 32-yard field goal with 53 seconds left in the fourth quarter.