Lauther achieves his goal, remains with Riders

After years of hard work and sacrifice, Riders kicker Brett Lauther finally got what he’s been wanting–a multi-year contract.

The Riders announced Lauther’s two-year contract extension on Saturday, ensuring that the 31 year old will be back for a fourth (and fifth) season in green.

“It’s huge for me,” Lauther says. “This is something I told my agent out of the gate, I wanted to get a multi-year deal if possible.

“I feel like what I know behind the scenes and what’s going on this time around I definitely wanted a two- or three-year deal. And to get something like this done and be staying at, what I consider, home away from home for me, it’s definitely a big deal.”

In 2021 Lauther was among the best kickers in the CFL once again. Including the playoffs he hit 83% of his field goals attempts, tied for 4th-best in the league. His makes included the game-winning kick in overtime of the Western Semi-final vs. the Stampeders.

“And the end of the day if you’re ready for it, you do live for it and that’s something that…it’s kind like a rush or a high that I can’t really compare to anything else. For me it’s definitely something that I’m always chasing. And when it happens it’s an amazing feeling.”

You can hear more from Lauther Monday on the Sports Cage at 5:05pm.

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