Lui Passaglia

 
Lui Passaglia was born in Vancouver, B.C. on June 7th, 1954. He graduated from Notre Dame High School, where he played quarterback. At Simon Fraser University, Passaglia played wide receiver as well as handling the kicking chores. In the 1976 Canadian College draft, he was selected as the fifth pick overall by the B.C. Lions, as a kicker and wide receiver. Lui spent his entire career, which spanned a quarter of a century, with the team.

Passaglia's performance records are endless and he also holds many CFL records. He played the most regular seasons at 25, the most regular season games at 408, and scored the most points in regular season play with 3,991 points. He was the first player to score 200 points in a season (1987), with 214 points.

Passaglia holds many CFL regular season records including most converts, 1,045 (560 consecutive), most field goals, 875 (of 1,203 attempted), Best Field Goal percentage in one year 90.9% (40 of 44 in year 2000) and most single points at 309. He is the all-time punt leader with 3,142 for 133,826 yards, with the highest average in a season (1983) of 50.2 yards. In play-offs, Lui holds records for most points with 210, and is tied for most field goals with 48 and the longest punt of 89 yards.

Lui Passaglia scored his first CFL points on July 22, 1976 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders when he pulled in a 10-yard pass for the first of two touchdowns of his career. As a Lion, Lui was named Western Division All-Star nine times, and was a CFL All-Star four times. Passaglia retired from CFL action in 2000.

Awards _ Honours:

CFL All-Star - 1979, 1983 (punter/kicker), 1984, 2000
West All-Star - 1977, 1979, 1980, 1983 (punter/kicker), 1984, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000
Dick Suderman Trophy - 1985, 1994
B.C. Sports Hall of Fame - 2001
Grey Cup Participation: 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2000
Grey Cup Winning Teams: 1985, 1994, 2000