How far is a 60 yard field goal?


Distance Kicker Result
61 yards Jake Elliott 27–24
61 yards Jason Myers 16-23
60 yards Steve Cox 9–12
60 yards Morten Andersen 17–20

How many yards is a good field goal?

A field goal is normally 17 yards (7 yards in Canadian football) longer than the distance of the line of scrimmage to the goal line, as it includes the end zone (10 yards) and 7 yards to where the holder places the ball.

How many 60 plus yard field goals are in the NFL?

17 60
There have been 17 60-yard field goals made in NFL history In the history of the league, there have been 17 field goals made from 60 yards or further. The first 60-yarder in NFL history came from Tom Dempsey in 1970.

Who has the most 60+ yard field goals?

Kicker Brett Maher
After hitting a 63-yard field goal last night in the Dallas Cowboys’ win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Kicker Brett Maher now owns the NFL record for most field goal made at 60 yards or longer.

Is a 50 yard field goal good?

Kickers are making 50-yard field goals so often that there are sometimes calls for rule changes to make field goals harder, such as narrower goal posts or backing the goal posts up a few yards behind the end line. Instead, the 50-yard field goal appears to be a normal part of the NFL, for good.

Is a 70-yard field goal possible?

Since 70-yard attempts are so rare—there have been only six in history—there’s not a lot of research on how to go about them.

Who kicked the 69 yard field goal?

Ove Johansson
Sixty-nine yards was all that stood in the way of Ove Johansson and history. Forty-five years ago, Johansson kicked a 69-yard field goal against East Texas State, becoming the record-holder for the longest field goal in college football history.

Who holds the longest field goal record?

Matt Prater
Longest NFL field goal: Broncos placekicker Matt Prater connects on a 64-yard field goal at the end of the first half on December 8, 2013. It was the longest field goal in NFL history.

Is a 55 yard field goal good?

Many division one scholarship athletes can kick 60+ yard field goals off the ground. If your range is closer to 55, you are more likely to be a walk-on candidate.

Is a 70 yard field goal possible?