Re-Ward-ed: Ottawa Redblacks re-sign Canadian kicker Lewis Ward

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed Canadian kicker Lewis Ward to a two-year contract extension, keeping him in the nation’s capital through 2024.

The 30-year-old signed with the Redblacks in January 2018 after going undrafted the year prior. He was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie later that year after he set the professional football record for consecutive field goals made at 69. He also set the CFL single-season record in field goal percentage after making 98.1 percent of his attempts.

“I’m extremely excited to be back in Ottawa for another two years, to help us get back to the level that we expect,” said Ward in a statement. “We have great people in this building, we have a lot of talent here, and we have the leadership of Coach Dyce. I’ve been blessed to have him as my special teams coach, and I’m excited to be here for the next couple of years.”

Born in England, and raised in Kingston, Ont., Ward made 86.0 percent of his field goal attempts this past season with a long of 51 yards. He has now made 88.7 percent of his attempts through four CFL seasons with a long of 56 yards.