August 9, 2016

Alouettes add international kicker Anthony Fera to roster

MONTRÉAL – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that the club has added international kicker Anthony Fera to the roster.

Fera (6′, 02″, 207 lbs.) was a member of the BC Lions practice last season and also took part in the team’s training camp this past spring. The 25-year-old played his college football with the Penn State Nittany Lions before transferring to the University of Texas. During a game in 2011, he became the first Nittany Lion since 1975 to handle kickoffs, punts and field goals in the same game.

Throughout his collegiate career, the Philadelphia, PA native made 36 of 43 field goals (83.7%), while maintaining a 66.7-yard average on 79 kickoffs. He also averaged 41.3 yards on 185 punts, all while pinning down opposing offences inside their 20-yard line on 63 occasions.

The team also added international quarterback Greg McGhee to the practice roster.

McGhee (6’3″, 210 lbs.) was also a member of the BC Lions in 2015, following a brilliant collegiate career, which he capped off by being named the MEAC co-offensive player of the year in 2014 as he led the conference with 3,235 total yards. During his senior year, he completed 222 of his 399 passes, gaining 2,388 yards, while throwing 15 touchdown passes.

The team also announced that international kicker Boris Bede was added to the six-game injured list.