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The Canadian Football League is witnessing history as a rookie kicker is shattering records.
Lewis Ward, a 26-year-old Ottawa Redblacks kicker, now holds two CFL records in just his first year playing in the league.
During a game against the Edmonton Eskimos earlier today, Ward kicked his 34th consecutive field goal, setting a new league record. He went on to hit seven field goals that games, making the record still active at 37.
Ward also boasts the greatest single-season kicking percentage in CFL history, connecting on 97.3% of his attempts. The next highest percentage was Rene Paredes who connected on 94.7% of his attempts.
What makes Ward’s records more impressive is that the man was originally a security guard for the Redblacks before they realized his amazing potential.