#6

Sean Whyte

Weight:

175 lbs

Height:

5' 9"

Position:

Kicker

College:

Santa Monica College

Birthdate:

Oct 23rd, 1985

Career Years:

8

Team:

Edmonton Eskimos

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Highlights

2013

He played in all 18 regular season games, kicking 127 punts for 5,317 yards, maintaining an average of 41,8 yards per punt while adding seven singles. Whyte earned the CFL's Special Teams Player of the Week honours after matching his career-best six field goals in a single game, accounting for 18 of the Alouettes' 36 points in a Week 5 victory over Edmonton. He also connected on 41 of his 50 field goal attempts.

2012

Whyte’s 37-yard field goal on the final play of the game capped a wild come-from-behind 31-29 victory by the Alouettes over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Week 8, delivering a happy 40th birthday to Anthony Calvillo. Whyte also executed a perfect onside field goal which was recovered by safety Kyries Hebert. He finished fourth in the CFL in kicking points scored with 158. He connected on 33 of his 41 field goal and was perfect on all 50 of his extra point attempts. He also nailed a 52-yarder, his longest of his career on October 20 opposing Saskatchewan.

2011

He finished tied for second in the CFL in points scored (197) and third in field goals made (45) ... He successfully connected on 45-of-52 field goal attempts, good for 86.5% and was perfect on all 50 of his extra point attempts ... Early in the season, he etched his name in the Alouettes' record books by breaking the team's all-time mark for consecutive field goals with 24, breaking the club mark of 21 previously set by Don Sweet in 1976 ... He averaged 41.3 yards per kick on his 115 punt attempts ... He was named the CFL's Special Teams Player of the Month in August after being perfect on all nine of his field goals, marking the first time he ever received the honour ... He was also named the Special Teams Player of the Week twice in August.

2010

He kicked a 48-yard field goal against the Edmonton Eskimos on the game's final play to send it into overtime.

2009

Sean stepped in for an injured Paul McCallum and led the club in scoring with 90 points and 71 punts for a 41.5 yard average. He made 21-of-29 attempts last season for a 72.4% mark.

2008

Sean spent the 2008 season on the Lions practice roster after an impressive pre-season making both his FG attempts (LG 34 yds) and a convert.  He also averaged 40.6 yards on seven punts and 57.0 yards on six kickoffs.

2007

Spent the 2007 season on the Lions practice roster while ending his career with the Surrey Rams (Jrs).

College

In his final season with the Rams, Sean was good on 17 of 27 FG attempts (63%) including a 50-yarder to rank first in the BCFC.  With a net average of 29.9 yards on 56 punts and a net average of 41.5 yards on 47 kickoffs, Sean ranked first in the BCFC in both categories.  In a season highlight, he kicked off the Rams’ 2007 season going 4 for 5 on field goals, had a 50.3-yard punting average and had a 62-yard kickoff average including a pair of 65-yarders.

Personal

Sean began playing football at the age of 17, after playing hockey, soccer, baseball, tennis, and rugby growing up.  While playing minor football for the White Rock Titans, Sean was a teammate of Michael Buono, son of Lions GM & head coach Wally Buono.  A native of White Rock, Sean enjoys snowboarding and playing hockey in the winter months and also enjoys fishing at various places in BC.  He is the youngest of three children, and has an older brother and sister.