Soward's snack attack food for thought

PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:09 AM ET

Argos receiver R. Jay Soward bagged a touchdown and then bagged some popcorn to celebrate.

Soward scored the Argos' second major -- which turned out to be their last one -- in Toronto's 33-17 loss to the Montreal Alouettes yesterday in the East Division final at the Rogers Centre.

But he may have put the Canadian Football League on international highlight reels for what he did afterward, heading to a concession booth under the stands after his catch and grabbing a bag of popcorn.

"It's not very often you're going to get a snack bar in the end zone," he said.

"You're not going to do that very often. We were on the side there warming up and I saw a snack bar and we were talking about Keyshawn Johnson and what he did (nearly the same thing in high school).

"He scored a touchdown and he went to the snack bar and got a hot dog and ate it and was back out on the play. I'm a (University of Southern California) guy and we're doing big things right now at Southern Cal and I just wanted to keep the streak going."

Soward, who has had an up-and-down year -- starting off the season as a starting slotback, losing his spot and then regaining it in the last three games of the regular season -- said he had been visualizing yesterday's game.

"I felt I was going to have a big game," said Soward, who had two receptions for 52 yards. "I felt this game could be a life-changing event for me if things could go right. I had two catches. I think those were the best two catches I had all year."

Soward later dismissed suggestions that his actions after the touchdown may have rallied the Als.


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