Lui Passaglia

Class of 2004

Lui Passaglia 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 BC Lions and spent his entire career with the team.

At the time of his retirement in 2000, Passaglia held the following records: most regular seasons played with 25, most regular season game played with 408, and most points scored in regular season play with 3,991 points. In 1987, he was the first player to score over 200 points in a season when he scored 214.

He also held the CFL records for most converts with 1,014 (560 consecutive), most field goals with 875, best field goal percentage in a season at 90.9%, and most single points with 309. He was the all-time punt leader with 3,142 punts for 133,826 yards, with the highest average in a season of 50.2 yards in 1983. In the playoffs, Passaglia held the record for most points with 210 and tied for most field goals with 48 and the longest punt of 89 yards.

Passaglia was named All-Western nine times and All-Canadian four times. He is a member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Playing Career

BC Lions
1976 - 2000


  • All-Western Kicker
    1977, 1979, 1989, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1998 - 2000
  • All-Canadian Kicker
    1979, 1983, 1984, 2000
  • Dick Suderman Trophy
    1985, 1994
  • Grey Cup Participation
    1983, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2000
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams
    1985, 1994, 2000