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JJ Molson selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in CFL draft

The 8-time Grey Cup Champs selected the former UCLA kicker, who is originally from Montreal

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 17 UCLA at Stanford Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In a move that’s fitting for him, former UCLA kicker JJ Molson was selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Molson, originally from Canada, was selected in the seventh round of the 2020 CFL Draft last week.

Molson had spent the last four seasons as the UCLA Bruins kicker and kickoff man, ranking sixth on the career field goals made list. He scored a total of 304 points for the Bruins, also ranking sixth all-time.

Perhaps what made him such a draftable prospect for the Tiger-Cats was the fact that he made 90 straight extra points to close out his career. His only career extra point miss was at Washington in October of 2017.

While he struggled at distance in his career, making just 1-of-6 attempts from 50+, he was a solid addition to the offense once the team got inside the red zone. He made 17-of-19 career kicks within 30 yards.

Molson hails from Montreal, Quebec, Canada originally, an eighth generation descendent of John Molson, the founder of North America’s oldest brewery. His grandfather was also at one point an owner of the Montreal Canadiens. Molson also placed himself on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in seven of his semesters at school.

Good luck back up North, JJ!