All-Star Kicker Lewis Ward Returns to RedBlacks
OTTAWA - REDBLACKS All-Star kicker Lewis Ward isn't going anywhere, with the Ottawa REDBLACKS announcing Thursday that the record-setter had signed a contract extension for 2021.
Ward has been turning heads since bursting onto the CFL scene in 2018 where, as a rookie, the former University of Ottawa Gee-Gees kicker set an all-time, all-football record by hitting 69 consecutive successful field goals. Ward continued to be a steady foot for Ottawa in 2019, hitting 86% of his field goal attempts and nine of 11 single-point coverts.
Ward was named the CFL's Rookie of the Year following is outstanding first campaign. He made 51-of-52 field goals (another league record at 98.1% ), including a pro football-record 48 straight that carried into the following year.
HEIGHT: 5-7 | WEIGHT: 175 lbs| BIRTHDAY: 1992-09-02
HOMETOWN: Kingston, ON | SCHOOL: Ottawa
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