Last week was a big one for BC Lions kicker Paul McCallum – so big that he may have vaulted himself into the discussion for the greatest kicker in CFL history alongside the likes of former Lions great Lui Pasaglia.
Consider that McCallum, in last week’s game:
- 1) Nailed his 30th straight field goal, setting a new CFL record;
- 2) After ending the streak with a miss on a 45-yard attempt, won the game with a 53-yard kick, his longest in six years;
- 3) Earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the third time this season.
McCallum is being compared by some to Freddie Couples and Ernie Els for his smooth, calm demeanor under pressure.
He’s a four-time All-Star who also holds the CFL record for the longest field goal ever at 62 yards.
His career percentage of 78.07 is sixth all-time.
He has the third-best accuracy percentage for a single season at 88.24.
Even if McCallum isn’t the greatest CFL kicker ever, he’s certainly joined the debate.