High School Kid Kicks An Insane 67-Yard Field Goal (Video)
The NFL record for longest field goal is 63 yards, and it is held by four men: Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1998), Sebastian Janikowski (2011), and David Akers (2012).
A few weeks ago, St. Louis Rams rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein became just the 12th NFL kicker to kick a 60-yard field goal. And in that same game, he also kicked a 58-yarder. It was the first time anyone had ever kicked two field goals of such length in a single game, and it got people talking a bit.
However, the kid I’m about to tell you about makes Zuerlein seem like a hack.
On October 18, Austin Rehkow of Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley, Washington, kicked a 67-yard field goal.
That’s right. A high-school kid shattered the NFL’s field goal record by 4 yards. And it wasn’t some pressure-free kick that came at the end of the first half while his team was ahead. Not even close. Instead, it came with Central Valley trailing their opponents, Shadle Park, 55-52 with only a few seconds left on the clock. The field goal, thus, forced overtime, and Central Valley ended up winning 62-55.
Take a look at the video:
This wasn’t Rehkow’s first big kick, either. Earlier in the season he kicked field goals of 52 and 55 yards. And yet for some reason, right now, the kid only has one partial scholarship offer from Eastern Washington.
Of course, that might change now.
Hat Tip – [ClipNation]