Tucker Sets New Field Goal Distance Record

Re: Tucker Sets New Field Goal Distance Record

Postby GameBeforeTheMoney » Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:26 pm

racepug wrote:
GameBeforeTheMoney wrote:The college record is 69 yards, so a 70-yarder is likely going to happen at some point.
https://sports.yahoo.com/why-a-70-yard-field-goal-is-possible-163050585.html


Really good article. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Tucker Sets New Field Goal Distance Record

Postby Lee Elder » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:58 pm

It's interesting to note that in 1953, the Colts' Bert Rechichar booted a 53-yard FG to establish a new record. 68 seasons later, the record has extended just 13 yards. The 53-yard kick was the record for, I believe, 17 years. It is true that 50-plus yarders are now commonplace but with all the advantages modern kickers enjoy (stadiums with more predictable surfaces, many of which are indoor, a different ball, kicking specialists, better shoes and the natural evolution of the human body) you'd think the record would have extended further.

If nothing else, once I realized all of the above, I had an increased appreciation for Rechichar's kick.
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