Raymond sets new TD record
By WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency
|Keon Raymond of the Calgary Stampeders intercepts a pass intended for Chris Getzlaf of the Saskatchewan Roughriders during CFL action at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Saturday July 24, 2010. The Stamps won 40-20. LYLE ASPINALL/CALGARY SUN
Keon Raymond darted into the Calgary Stampeders' record books.
He thought about just jogging back to the bench.
During the third quarter of Friday's 45-35 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Raymond intercepted a would-be touchdown pass to Chris Getzlaf and didn't stop running until he reached the opposite endzone 117 yards away.
It's the longest pick-six in Calgary's franchise history.
"Between me and you, when I caught it, I definitely thought about taking a knee," Raymond said. "But I knew it would've been a back-breaker for them if I could get it. You know what? I'm pretty fast and I only had to beat two or three guys and I knew it would have been a big back-breaker for them, take points off the board.
"I think it was a great play by the defence."
Raymond now has three interceptions on the season. The talkative halfback is hosting a kids' football camp this weekend at McMahon Stadium, and he expects his students were tuned into Friday's victory over the Riders.
"I'm definitely think they watched the game and are saying, 'I'm going to that camp tomorrow,'" Raymond grinned. "It's a great thing, and it'll be a good atmosphere."