CFL

CFL moves back extra point to 32-yard line

Kicking the extra point is about to become a little more challenging in the CFL. Converts will be pushed back 20 yards after the league approved a series of significant rule changes Wednesday.

Two-point converts to be scrimmaged from 3 yards out

CFL kickers like BC's Paul McCallum will be kicking their converts from the 32-yard line, 20 yards further than previously when they succeeded 99.4 percent of the time in 2014. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)

Kicking the extra point is about to become a little more challenging in the CFL.

Converts will be pushed back 20 yards after the league approved a series of significant rule changes Wednesday.

Extra points will now be kicked from the 32-yard line instead of the 12-yard line.

The change is expected to make the extra point less of a foregone conclusion. Last year, 99.4 per cent of kicks for a single point following a touchdown were successful.

If a team is trying for a two-point convert, the ball will be scrimmaged from the three-yard line instead of the five-yard line under the new rules.

But league's board of governors rejected the idea of testing a three-point convert during the exhibition season if a team successfully ran or passed the football over the goal-line from the 10-yard line.

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