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Eskimos sign kicker/punter Sean Whyte

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have signed kicker/punter Sean Whyte.

Whyte was awarded the Lew Hayman Trophy as the East Division most outstanding Canadian in 2011, when he set a Montreal Alouettes record with 24 consecutive field goals.

The native of White Rock, B.C., originally signed with the B.C. Lions in 2007.

He made his CFL debut on July 16, 2009, against Edmonton, and went on to make 27-of-35 field goals attempts and 30 converts. He also recorded 86 punts for 3,548 yards and five singles.

In 2011, he was traded to Montreal where he made 160-of-190 field goal attempts and 174 converts over five seasons. He also recorded 508 punts for 21,869 yards and 33 singles.

He was named an East Division all-star in 2013.

The Canadian Press

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