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Whether or not that guy's kicking skills would translate to the NFL, I have no idea, but he sure does look good in the video. I like the one where he punts a ball high and then kicks another ball and hits the first one midair (towards the end).


I wonder if he could be in the mix at punter as well...

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Growler wrote:
Whether or not that guy's kicking skills would translate to the NFL, I have no idea, but he sure does look good in the video. I like the one where he punts a ball high and then kicks another ball and hits the first one midair (towards the end).


I agree. That was nothing short of amazing. Even if it took 1 million attempts to achieve that, it was awesome. I have never seen anyone else ever do that. I bet a person has a better chance to win the lottery 5 times than to do that by chance.


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we just need someone who wont choke on thanksgiving and embarrass us all in front of our families. It would also be nice if we could kick a touchback once in a while...or once. Hopefully the next K can actually kick in some meaningful games.

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The guy did punt a 60 yard FG

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The guy did punt a 60 yard FG


Too bad drop Kicking is against NFL Rules. ( Except for a free kick after giving up a Safety ). LOL.


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I'm just talking about punting. If he can punt a 60 yard FG, he's already a hell of a lot better than Harris lol

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BillySims wrote:
conversion02 wrote:
The guy did punt a 60 yard FG


Too bad drop Kicking is against NFL Rules. ( Except for a free kick after giving up a Safety ). LOL.
Are you sure? Didn't New England have a player do a drop kick a couple years ago???

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TheRealWags wrote:
BillySims wrote:
conversion02 wrote:
The guy did punt a 60 yard FG


Too bad drop Kicking is against NFL Rules. ( Except for a free kick after giving up a Safety ). LOL.
Are you sure? Didn't New England have a player do a drop kick a couple years ago???


It is not allowed in the NFL under normal circumstances. But, I think I remember that also. So, there must be some kind of special circumstance that allows for it, but, will only happen once in couple thousand years or so. LOL.


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Doug Flutie drop kicked for the Pats back in 2006. I believe it was his last game.


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https://www.profootballhof.com/history/ ... 81&print=y

Believe it or not, the dropkick remains a legal maneuver in the National Football League today. It still exists in the NFL's official rule book. Rule 3, Section 8 defines the dropkick as, "a kick by a kicker who drops the ball and kicks it as, or immediately after, it touches the ground."

Obviously, the New England Patriots were well aware of this fact. In the team's 2005 regular season finale against the Miami Dolphins, quarterback Doug Flutie dropkicked an extra point following a 9-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Tim Dwight in the fourth quarter. Flutie's point-after-attempt was the first drop kick converted in the NFL in more than six decades.

Some of the legends who've been permanently honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame were masters of the dropkick. Names like Jim Thorpe, Wilbur "Pete" Henry, and Paddy Driscoll were known to have entertained pro football crowds with their extraordinary talent of dropkicking. Albeit, some of their exploits were exaggerated but nevertheless the dropkick was an integral part of the game in the 1920s and 1930s. It was during this era that the football slightly resembled a rugby ball. Numerous rule changes affecting the shape of the ball took place during the early years of the NFL. Changes to the ball essentially ended by 1934 as it took its familiar shape of a prolate spheroid. As a result, the number of dropkicks attempted in the NFL diminished significantly in subsequent years.

"As soon as they made the ball pointier, dropkicking went out of style. They needed the ball to bounce and to bounce true," commented Bob Carroll, a leading football historian.

In fact, it wasn't until 1963 that the league removed the category of dropkicked field goals from the record book. Driscoll shared the two major records for dropkicking when he booted four field goals (23, 18, 50 and 35 yards) for the Chicago Cardinals in a 19-9 win over the Columbus Tigers on October 11, 1925. That mark was equaled by the Kansas City Cowboys' Elbert Bloodgood. His four dropkicked field goals were from 35, 32, 20, and 25 yards as Kansas City edged the Duluth Eskimos, 12-7, on December 12, 1926.

Driscoll's 50-yarder was also an NFL best and matched the record-tying kick he made one year earlier in a game against the Milwaukee Badgers on September 28, 1924. The Cardinals defeated Milwaukee, 17-7.

Prior to Flutie drop-kicking the PAT on January 1, 2006, Ray McLean of the Chicago Bears was the last player to successfully drop kick in the NFL. McLean converted an extra point following Ken Kavanaugh's 42-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown during the Bears' 37-9 win over the New York Giants in the 1941 NFL Championship Game. The drop kick came in the fourth quarter of the title game played on December 21, 1941.

Hall of Famer Earl "Dutch" Clark is believed to be the last player to successfully dropkick a field goal in the NFL. According to game accounts, he dropkicked a 17-yard field goal in the Detroit Lions 16-7 victory over the Chicago Cardinals on September 19, 1937.


Here's Flutie's kick:

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