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Denver kicker says his max range could be 70 yards

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Jan. 28, 2014 at 11:07 am with 5 Comments »
January 28, 2014 11:11 am

As I wrote earlier this month, I was in Tulane Stadium back in 1970 when Tom Dempsey kicked his 63-yard field goal that stood as the NFL record … until this season when Denver’s Matt Prater kicked one from 64.

I asked Prater about that today at Super Bowl Media Day.

“It was definitely a goal for me,” he said. “Just being in Denver with the altitude, I knew I could do it. I always knew I had a good leg, it’s just getting the opportunity at the right time in a game. And we were fortunate that we had it against Tennessee where I got to attempt it. It was just an awesome experience. Dempsey held the record I think for 43 years, so hopefully if we get another chance at it again soon, I’d love to break it again.”

That brought the obvious follow-up of how long a field goal he might be able to kick.

“It depends on the day,” he said. “In Denver, early in the year, I can get up in the low 70s. I’ve kicked a 70 in Florida in the summer. But like I said, it depends on the day. It’s just like anything else: One day a guy can throw a 100 mph fastball, the next day he throws 95. It’s one of those things.”

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  1. 70 in Florida —- no defense no timing etc

  2. seahawksteven777 says:

    70 yards? Yeah, maybe in the high altitude in Denver…

  3. banosser says:

    I hope they try one from 70 in the middle of the 3rd qtr Sunday….

  4. raymaines says:

    or with 5 seconds left in the fourth

  5. raymaines says:

    I’ve been thinking about this a little and I think there might be four or five guys that could nail a 70 yarder under the exact right circumstances and with a little luck. If it were a hot day in Denver with a breeze at his back there are at least a couple of guys that could do it. Who’s the guy with the nickname “Legatron”? The ball might only be 3 feet off the ground as it passed the line of scrimmage but I did mention luck.

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