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Punter Hugh O’Neill back with Edmonton Football Team

Kicker Hugh O'Neill following practice at the fieldhouse at Commonwealth Stadium on July 24, 2017. Courtesy: Edmonton Eskimos

On Friday, the Edmonton Football Team signed National punter and Edmonton native Hugh O’Neill to a two-year contract extension.

The deal will run through the end of the 2022 CFL season.

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O’Neill will be entering his sixth season in Edmonton and will reunite with placekicker Sean Whyte.

In 2019, O’Neill recorded a 45.1-yard punting average with a net average of 36.9 yards. He recorded only one single while pinning his opponent inside the 10-yard line five times.

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O’Neill’s directional kicking was strong as well; he tied for the second best percentage in the CFL, with 53 per cent of his punts landing outside the numbers.

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