Video: CFL team pulls off an onside-field goal trick play

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Go ahead and read that title again, it should help you as you attempt to wrap your head around what you're about to witness.

The Canadian League is known for some wacky trick plays that their (sometimes) zany rules allow for.

Enter this onside-field goal trick play that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers pulled off in the second quarter of their game against the BC Lions over the weekend.

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.@Wpg_BlueBombers pull off ridiculous trick play to set up a Darvin Adams TD near the end of the 2nd. @BCLions lead 27-21 at half. pic.twitter.com/3kS3CdcyOs

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 22, 2017

">@Wpg_BlueBombers pull off ridiculous trick play to set up a Darvin Adams TD near the end of the 2nd.

.@Wpg_BlueBombers pull off ridiculous trick play to set up a Darvin Adams TD near the end of the 2nd. @BCLions lead 27-21 at half. pic.twitter.com/3kS3CdcyOs

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 22, 2017

">@BCLions lead 27-21 at half. pic.twitter.com/3kS3CdcyOs

— TSN (@TSN_Sports)

.@Wpg_BlueBombers pull off ridiculous trick play to set up a Darvin Adams TD near the end of the 2nd. @BCLions lead 27-21 at half. pic.twitter.com/3kS3CdcyOs

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 22, 2017

">July 22, 2017

How is that possible, you might be asking (never mind how incredibly difficult it had to be on the kicker)?

CFL rules state that any player behind the kicker can recover a punt or kick, so it appears that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers sent a player out past the numbers, then had him appear like he was coming back to the sideline, where defensive players likely thought he was on his way off the field.

However, that player ends up staying on the field, lining up behind the kicker, and scoops up the ball and advances it, becoming the hero of the trick play, rumbling inside the ten to set up a score.

The head coach of the Blue Bombers? You hear the announcers refer to the CFL coaching veteran Mike O'Shea as a "special teams guru". No official word on if he inherited the trick-play creativity from a possible relative who shares the O'Shea last name...

Coincidence?

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