CFL moves back extra point to 32-yard line
Two-point converts to be scrimmaged from 3 yards out
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.