It wasn't the old adage of acting like he's been there before.
It was just a good habit.
Matt Lambros' first CFL catch was a touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Toronto Argonauts' 30-17 season-opener victory. The Calgarian, even though it was a milestone moment, promptly handed the ball to the nearest official.
No spike. No absurd celebration as teammate Arland Bruce is known to do. Just the reaction drilled into him by coaches in bantam, high school and the junior Colts.
"I guess it's just trained in my brain. All the years of hard work from them paid off. I didn't spike it or make a fool of myself," Lambros said. "After I gave it to him, I realized what I did. I tried to get it back and he just ignored me. Kerry (Joseph) went and grabbed it for me and gave it to me on the sidelines."
You have to hope Lambros would have the same low-key approach if he hauls in another touchdown tonight against the Stampeders.
Regardless, the affair will be another milestone for the Sir Winston Churchill high school grad, whose father, Mike, played linebacker for Edmonton in the early 1970s.
Lambros, who spent one season with the Colts before heading to Liberty University in Virginia, hasn't hit the McMahon turf since 2004.
"I'm excited to see everybody.," said the 6-foot-2, 210-lb. receiver who expects about 15 family members and 20 friends on hand to see his first pro game at home. Playing in Virginia, my parents would get out to a couple of games, but I haven't had a chance to play in front of my whole family and friends in a long time."