close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

See HS kid kick a 67 yd field goal. Longer than the NFL record.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Detectorist, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Detectorist

    Detectorist

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    16,851
    Likes Received:
    6,044
    Location:
    Missouri
  2. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Messages:
    40,473
    Likes Received:
    10,714
    Location:
    Hellbilly Hill
    They had a 65 yarder in the NFL, but it was preseason.
     

  3. Averageman

    Averageman

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well Dad can spend all that money he saved to send that Boy to College.
    Can you say "Scholarship?"
     
  4. DairyFresh

    DairyFresh

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    On the Chattahoochee....
    Good kick!

    Are the footballs in HS the same as in the NFL?
     
  5. el_jewapo

    el_jewapo

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    8,050
    Likes Received:
    6,743
  6. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    4
    Not to take anything away from a 67 yard kick, but...

    did you see how freaking tall that kid is? I'm guessing he is probably larger than the average NFL kicker. So while not providing him a huge advantage, the players standing in front of him being inches shorter than NFL players does matter a lot.

    Trajectory. NFL kickers hit 70+ in practice all the time with no one trying to block it.
     
  7. el_jewapo

    el_jewapo

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    8,050
    Likes Received:
    6,743
    I think I figured it out. Most high schools use open ended fields. Better air flow through there to catch more wind than a closed stadium or bowl like they use in NFL.

    Not trying to take anything away from the kid, it's an awesome kick. It just didn't make sense to me how highschool kickers have several records above NFL, that wasn't just a fluke.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  8. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Messages:
    40,473
    Likes Received:
    10,714
    Location:
    Hellbilly Hill
    I didn't think about that. Good point.
     
  9. Happypuppy

    Happypuppy

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    735
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Puget Sound, WA
    No. They can use a tee also through college


    Sent via Messenger Pigeon
     
  10. Glock13

    Glock13

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2003
    Messages:
    921
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Different ball too.
     
  11. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Messages:
    6,289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Louisiana, CSA
    I have done work for at least 5 players of the N.O. Saints, and know 1 personally...that boy would look up to 95% of the NFL players. The shortest you're gonna see is a RB, and they are usually at least 5' 11" and built like a brick ****house.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  12. Cinic

    Cinic Spongy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2001
    Messages:
    1,921
    Likes Received:
    137
    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
    My reasons for why longer FGs in HS than NFL - many of which already pointed out:
    1. Frequency - there are only 32 nfl teams. How many high school teams equating to how many more attempted long field goals?
    2. Tee
    3. Ball
    4. Height of defenders
     
  13. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    4
    Uh, and?

    He is bigger than at least 2/3 of NFL kickers. You pointing out how big NFL players are after I just said that does nothing but help prove my point :rofl:

    He is friggin huge and he's playing against stumpy kids trying to block his kick.
     
  14. pineappleshooter

    pineappleshooter

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    S.E. Pa
    I agree the tee is a big advantage but still, that's a long way to kick a ball. I was a punter/kicker in high school and only dreamed of kicking a ball that far and I'm 6'2" 200 lbs.
     
  15. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Messages:
    42,700
    Likes Received:
    2,819
    Location:
    Taunton, MA
    I forget which superbowl, but the kicker warming up was drilling em from the 50 yd line over and over again. Forget which team. But it was important to know that the guy could go long.

    I think it's more of a game-tying/winning opportunity, so you see so few of them. As mentioned, only 32 teams. How many times per season are we down to a game with less than 3 points difference, the losing team holding the ball, and time running out? Pretty infrequently.
     
  16. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    22,453
    Likes Received:
    8,424
    Location:
    South Carolina
    I don't think they use a tee (the kicking flat) in college. I also think the goalposts are wider in high school than college or the pros.
     
  17. ray9898

    ray9898

    Joined:
    May 29, 2001
    Messages:
    14,811
    Likes Received:
    2,410
    Location:
    Georgia
    Different ball
    Different defensive lineman size which allows for a low trajectory.
     
  18. PBCounty

    PBCounty

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    17,040
    Likes Received:
    4,061
    Location:
    Palm Beach County, FL
  19. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Messages:
    42,700
    Likes Received:
    2,819
    Location:
    Taunton, MA
    LOL

    If only Coach had put me in. . . I could throw a ball over that mountain.
     
  20. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Messages:
    6,289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Louisiana, CSA
    Yep...high school has an extra 5 feet of width to work with compared to college or pro.