College Football's Longest Field Goal Was Kicked From Behind the 50-Yard Line

Being a kicker in pro football, college football or even high school is a tough task.

One gust of wind can be the difference in becoming the next Justin Tucker or ex-Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo.

Some placekickers nail game-winners and are hoisted up by their teammates. Some are sent death threats and get chewed out by their coaches.

Considering a field goal post is just 18.5 feet wide in the NFL and NCAA, sending 50-yard field goal attempts through the uprights is incredibly difficult.

Nailing a game-winning kick from 60 or more yards is even more incredible. It never hurts to have a little luck, like this double doink that somehow went in.

Heck, if Alabama had nailed their long field goal attempt in the 2013 Iron Bowl, we would have never seen the majesty that is the Kick Six.

Plenty of kickers have nailed field goals from 70 and 80 yards in practice without massive linemen in their way or defenders breathing down their necks.

Heck, even Chad Ochocinco proved you just need leg strength to send a 60-yarder through the uprights into the end zone. Yep, you read that right. Chad Ochocinco.

Matt Prater owns the longest field goal in NFL history. He bombed one 64 yards as a member of the Denver Broncos before halftime against the Tennessee Titans in 2013, 

breaking the record set by New Orleans Saints' Tom Dempsey in 1970 and matched by names like Jason Elam,

Sebastian Janikowski, David Akers, Graham Gano and Brett Maher. But all of those kickers need to start their careers somewhere, be it Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon or Arizona.

While that's a great trivia question, an even tougher question might be the longest successful field goal in college football history. Let's just say Ove Johansson had Prater beat. Easily.


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