Top 5 Longest Field Goal in NFL History
This is the record of longest field goal in NFL history. Here are five important events in the development of football game in history.
1. In the 1920s, three men claiming to kick the longest in the history of gaming. Jim Thorpe of the Canton Bulldogs, Paddy Driscoll of the Chicago Cardinals and Wilbur “Pete” Henry of Canton are all great kickers on their age and everything is now in the Hall of Fame. Thorpe fans insisted that he kicked the ball from 50 yards out. Paddy Driscoll also claims to kick a distance of 50 yards or more on September 28, 1924 against Milwaukee. Unfortunately, the record Thorpe and cannot be verified because Driscoll less precise calculations at the time and place of conflict coverage in the newspapers.
Wilbur “Pete” Henry is a player who kicked 45 yards against Toledo when on December 10, 1922 this goal distances have been verified and entered into the record. The record for most distant goal begins with Wilbur Henry. Henry’s record stood for 12 years.
2. Glenn Presnell of the Detroit Lions kicked 54-yard goal against the Green Bay Packers on October 7, 1934, Detroit won the game 3-0. Presnell described the weather in Green Bay that day as a beautiful and quiet. Kick it survive as an NFL record for 19 years.
3. Bert Rechichar played for the Baltimore Colts started the season 1953. Rechichar experiencing extraordinary day when the Colts against the Chicago to all points’. Playing as a defensive back, he intercepted the pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. Glenn Presnell record after Bert Rechichar two yards past him so far. His record will stand for 17 years until 1970.
4. On November 8, 1970, Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints NFL record by kicking 63-yard goal against the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Dempsey kicked the foal on day four against the Lions. Dempsey was born with half a right foot and without his right hand. She was fitted with an artificial leg in childhood, and this with wooden legs, encased in a modified soccer shoes, that he was kicking field goals and extra points.
5. Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos NFL record-breaking 28 years of Tom Dempsey on October 25, 1998 with a goal 63 pages. Kick it came at the end of the first half of the game with the Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver’s Mile High Stadium. With a 37-24 victory, the Broncos are 7-0 for the first time in club history. Elam’s kick made the fans happy because Denver who attended witnessed record-breaking history.
Elam said he knew his record would be kicking distance. It’s just a matter of physics. “I just try to do all the basics right and keep the ball going directly because I really felt I could get the ball there,” he said. “But the goalposts looked very thin from where I stand.” Elam said he was just happy to break the record Dempsey, who kicked with a special shoe fitted to the feet were beaten.
On average, the note is changed approximately every 17 years. Given the history of this note, is that we can expect to see this record will be broken again in about 2015.
1. Wilbur “Pete” Henry-Desember-10 Canton Bulldogs 1922-45 yards.
2. Glenn Presnell, Detroit Lions-October 7, 1934-54 yards.
3. Bert Rechichar-Baltimore Colts-September 27, 1953-56 yards.
4. Tom Dempsey, New Orleans Saints-November 8, 1970-63 yards.
4. Tie-Jason Elam, Denver Broncos-October 25, 1998-63 yards and Jason Elam holds the record for longest field goal in NFL history.