If Chad Kackert looked a little too comfortable scoring that 73-yard game-winning touchdown Thursday night in Winnipeg, there was a reason for it.
Kackert has built his young football career on coming up big at the biggest of moments.
As a college player at New Hampshire, Kackert didn't always get the most carries on his team but he had a real knack for scoring that end-of-the-game touchdown or converting that fourth-down gamble for his team.
So when he rumbled in from 73 yards with 33 seconds left on the clock, the feeling wasn't exactly foreign to him.
"As far as my college career, that's what I like to look back on, think was my strong suit," Kackert said following a very successful Family Day at Argos camp.
"I went through a lot of injuries and didn't accumulate a lot of stats, but when I was in, it did seem they put the ball in my hands at the end of the game and more than not it turned out great."
Kackert had the ball in his hands five times Thursday but it wasn't until the Argos needed him most that he busted the big one with a big block from Brandon Rideau.
The 5-foot-8, 201-pound running back has no idea if that one play earned him his spot on the Argos roster, but he does know it didn't hurt his chances.
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