Stampeders kicker Rene Paredes chasing CFL history

Stamps kicker Rene Paredes will tie Paul McCallum's CFL record for the longest streak if he splits...

Stamps kicker Rene Paredes will tie Paul McCallum's CFL record for the longest streak if he splits the uprights on his first attempt Friday night in Winnipeg. (Mike Drew/QMI Agency/Files)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:34 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Booting 29 straight field-goals is an impressive feat.

Heck, some guys would find it difficult to make 29 consecutive converts.

Calgary Stampeders kicker Rene Paredes will tie Paul McCallum’s CFL record for the longest streak if he splits the uprights on his first attempt Friday night in Winnipeg.

If he hits the first two, the record is all his … thanks to a bit of a mulligan last week when he had a kick blocked and recorded as a fumble instead of a miss.

Because the ball didn’t travel past the line of scrimmage, it wasn’t considered a miss.

“I knew that the whole time, but I had random people telling me it does or it doesn’t,” Paredes said post-game Friday. “I knew the whole time it was behind the line of scrimmage. I’m happy the streak’s still going, and I guess I’ll go to Winnipeg and try to accomplish what should have happened (Friday).

“It means a lot,” Paredes added of the record. “It’s hard work. I’ll feel a lot better when I get it.”


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