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October 9, 2011

McCallum sets CFL consecutive FG record

THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER — B.C. Lions placekicker Paul McCallum has set a CFL record.

McCallum kicked his 29th consecutive field goal of the season at 13:34 of the third quarter Saturday night in the Lions’ game against the Calgary Stampeders.

The 46-yard field goals breaks the record of 28 set by Dave Ridgway of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1993. The kick drew a standing ovation from the crowd at B.C. Place Stadium.

McCallum tied the record in the second quarter with a 47-yard field goal.

He added a 30th straight field goal in the fourth quarter.

The 41-year-old McCallum already holds the CFL record for the longest field goal. He made a 62-yard kick against the Edmonton Eskimos on Oct. 27, 2001, when he played for Saskatchewan.