Sherbrooke’s Dion sets CIS career field goal record
OTTAWA (CIS) – William Dion from the University of Sherbrooke Vert & Or kicked four field goals in as many attempts on Saturday afternoon in a 48-6 road win over Concordia to up his career total to 75, a CIS football record.
The fifth-year senior from Drummondville, Que., who entered the contest tied atop the all-time list with former Calgary all-Canadian Aaron Ifield (2006-2010), set the new national standard 12 minutes and 44 seconds into the game thanks to a 30-yard kick. He added a 12-yarder in the second quarter before splitting the uprights from 15 and 11 yards out in the fourth.
Dion also had five extra points and a punt single on the afternoon to finish the game with 18 points, giving him 338 for his career. He now ranks seventh on the all-time CIS scoring list, just two points behind active leader Matthew Falvo of the Ottawa Gee-Gees.
Falvo, also in his final year of CIS eligibility, had four field goals and 16 points on Saturday in a 34-6 win against Toronto. He moved into a tie for fourth place with 69 career field goals, while his 340 points are good for sixth all-time.
Dion has three more regular season matches to add to his career totals, while Falvo has two games remaining.
CIS CAREER FIELD GOALS (regular season only)
75 William Dion, Sherbrooke 2008-present
71 Aaron Ifield, Calgary 2006-10
70 Frank Jagas, Western 1990-94
69 Christopher Milo, Laval 2007-10
69 Matthew Falvo, Ottawa 2008-present
CIS CAREER POINTS (regular season only)
410 Neil Lumsden, Ottawa 1972-75
392 Frank Jagas, Western 1990-94
385 Christopher Milo, Laval 2007-10
357 Jamie Boreham, UBC-Sask.-Man. 1996 / 1999 / 2001-03
346 Michael Ray, McMaster 2000-04
340 Matthew Falvo, Ottawa 2008-present
338 William Dion, Sherbrooke 2008-present