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Connor Barth's comfort level at all-time high

Connor Barth in the WECT studio Connor Barth in the WECT studio

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Connor Barth prides himself on being a perfectionist.

Because he has been perfect for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, he's the current pride of the NFL.  

The Wilmington Hoggard product has connected on his last 25 field goal attempts which is the longest current streak in the League.

"I feel so comfortable knowing that I have the same snapper and holder, it just makes a lot of things easy for me." Barth said.

He is 3-for-3 from 50 yards and beyond, including a personal-best 57-yarder against Washington.

After signing a four-year, $13.2 million contract with the Buccaneers in May, Barth has returned the investment providing the team with some much needed consistency.

"I felt like I had something to prove after they paid me all of that money." Barth said. "A great thing my dad told me was they paid you that kind of money because of what you did in the past and that completely changed my mental game."

He also worked to change his physical game in the offseason.  Barth credits pilates with giving him the flexibility and core strength that he lacked when he left the University of North Carolina.

"You know the NFL stands for not for long, and doing a lot of the yoga and pilates has allowed me to hit those long field goals when the coaches need me."

The NFL record for most consecutive field goals made is 42, set by Mike Vanderjagt of the Colts from 2002-04.

"It's still a long way off, but I figure if I keep going and get the NFL record, they have to send me to the Pro Bowl which would be pretty cool."

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