February 5, 2015 11:45 am
Updated: February 5, 2015 12:14 pm

Winnipeg Blue Bombers punter Mike Renaud retires

Winnipeg Blue Bombers punter Mike Renaud is retiring.

Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Longtime Winnipeg Blue Bombers punter Mike Renaud has announced his retirement.

Renaud played his entire six-year CFL career with the Bombers. During that time he logged 28,490 punting yards in 86 games – good for fourth on the franchise’s all-time list. Renaud was also named a 2010 East Divison All-Star.

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“I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Winnipeg,“ said Renaud. “I really, honestly, cherished my time as a Bomber and love the organization. It’s a place I wanted my career to end when that time did come. It’s time to move on and enjoy life after football.”

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The Ottawa native only suited up in three games this past season due to a hamstring injury. Rookie Lirim Hajrullahu finished the year as Winnipeg’s punter, eventually winning three out of six team awards. Hajrullahu was also the West Division’s nominee for CFL special teams player of the year.

Renaud was acquired by the Bombers in a trade with the Calgary Stampeders in 2009.

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