Kip Smith Kicks High School Record 67-Yard Field Goal
HS Football

High School Kicker Kip Smith Sets State Record With 67-Yard Field Goal

9/9/09 in HS Football   |   Pat   |   5234 respect


High school kicker Kip Smith, from Legacy High School in Broomfield, Colorado was given the opportunity to make history, and he capitalized. His team made a fair catch at their own 43-yard line with 12 seconds left in the first half, and that allowed them to take a free kick from the 43. Smith teed it up like a kickoff, and put it through the uprights with room to spare.

By rule, NFL kickers can actually do this as well, but the opportunity is extremely rare. It would require a fair catch within field goal range, and the clock waning down to the point that it's not even worth making another play. But Kip Smith has actually done it, and kicked a field goal that was 4 yards longer than the NFL record.

He has already committed to Minnesota, and let's hope that we see some similarly ridiculous kicks when he gets to college.


High School Kicker Kip Smith Makes 67-Yard Field Goal [Fanhouse]
Colorado kicker blasts 67-yard field goal [Max Preps]
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview

10/19/14   |   masmaaa

This is amazing thoughts need to get here and we are composing instructive administrations and article accessible essay dragons research paper writing service and we are pleasantly composition legitimate and paper for essential understudies and training method for access and method for quality exposition composing.

9/10/09   |   tbone2269   |   5 respect



A field goal may be scored by a placekick or the now very rare drop kick. The ball must pass "through the uprights", that is, over a crossbar that is 10 feet off the ground and between upright posts that are 18 feet 6 inches (5.6 m) apart, to count, and the kick must not be a kickoff or a free kick following a safety. A field goal can still be good even if the ball hits an upright or the crossbar. The rules of the particular sanctioning authority may impose additional requirements.

9/10/09   |   tbone2269   |   5 respect

HMMMMM free kick go watch soccer !!! LOL

9/9/09   |   kdc8_62557   |   1 respect

Boski93 wrote:
His father was proud




lol....Didn't know his father was "Super Jock" Groza!

9/9/09   |   blondie45044   |   5873 respect

Thanks for sharing awesome kick I am sure his parents are proud, as they should be. 3 points could be the difference between a win and a loss! Count it, sweet!

9/9/09   |   Captain_Chaos   |   287 respect

tbone2269 wrote:
They don't make it to the end zone because they don't kick from the 40 yard line anymore. I am not saying it wasn't a great kick but you tell me what is the difference between a kick off and a field goal.

3 points

9/9/09   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

tbone2269 wrote:
They don't make it to the end zone because they don't kick from the 40 yard line anymore. I am not saying it wasn't a great kick but you tell me what is the difference between a kick off and a field goal.

Ummm... you get 3 points for a field goal, and you get 0 points for a kickoff. So this is a field goal.

9/9/09   |   tbone2269   |   5 respect

Captain_Chaos wrote:
I disagree completely. off a Tee or not its still a fieldgoal, and the kid should be congratulated - not condemened because it wasn't a "traditional" field goal. the fact is, there are a lot of kickers that cant event kick it into the endzone in college or the NFL, so that makes it that much more special.

They don't make it to the end zone because they don't kick from the 40 yard line anymore. I am not saying it wasn't a great kick but you tell me what is the difference between a kick off and a field goal.

9/9/09   |   tbone2269   |   5 respect

Pat wrote:
Technically speaking, they got 3 points for it. So... that's a field goal.

in some division close to 8 man football maybe. A Field goal is done live with the defense rushing the kicker with a snapper and holder. just another kick off.

9/9/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

Sweet kick.  I know football players sometimes don't count kickers as part of the team, but it makes you feel great as a fan if you know your kicker can make long field goals under pressure.

9/9/09   |   johnshirey54   |   162 respect

I definitely think this kid deserves more credit than y'all are giving him, regardless how he kicked it the point is that he kicked it. This is record setting kick and deserves to be.

9/9/09   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

tbone2269 wrote:
That is a good Kick off not a field goal get real you don't have to snap the ball there is no one rushing the ball that is a total joke!!!!!

Technically speaking, they got 3 points for it. So... that's a field goal.

9/9/09   |   Captain_Chaos   |   287 respect

tbone2269 wrote:
The ball was on the 43 yard line we had two kickers we faced in high school that were able to kick it through the goal post on Kick offs from the 40 which is close to what this kid did. That is also the reason they backed up the kick off spot because the kickers were getting more distance on the kick offs. Great kick off though. 

I disagree completely. off a Tee or not its still a fieldgoal, and the kid should be congratulated - not condemened because it wasn't a "traditional" field goal. the fact is, there are a lot of kickers that cant event kick it into the endzone in college or the NFL, so that makes it that much more special.

9/9/09   |   tbone2269   |   5 respect

Captain_Chaos wrote:
regardless of if it was off a Tee, the ground, a Buick Skylark....the fact he hit that fieldgoal, at the distance it was, is phenominal.

The ball was on the 43 yard line we had two kickers we faced in high school that were able to kick it through the goal post on Kick offs from the 40 which is close to what this kid did. That is also the reason they backed up the kick off spot because the kickers were getting more distance on the kick offs. Great kick off though. 

9/9/09   |   tbone2269   |   5 respect

That is a good Kick off not a field goal get real you don't have to snap the ball there is no one rushing the ball that is a total joke!!!!!

9/9/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

drn0iswatr wrote:
The Cowboys will draft him. That's what we do. Draft kickers. 

 But you at least drafted a kicker who can go down and tackle someone.

9/9/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

His father was proud




9/9/09   |   Captain_Chaos   |   287 respect

MrOrangeman wrote:
It may be a record, but really, the kid was kicking off a tee, for heaven's sakes.  Let's see this kid kick one without a tee or half a foot & then we can talk about him & Tom Dempsey & Jason Elam.

regardless of if it was off a Tee, the ground, a Buick Skylark....the fact he hit that fieldgoal, at the distance it was, is phenominal.

9/9/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

Tom Dempsey does not approve.

9/9/09   |   MrOrangeman   |   42 respect

(Edited by MrOrangeman)

9/9/09   |   MrOrangeman   |   42 respect

(Edited by MrOrangeman)

It may be a record, but really, the kid was kicking off a tee, for heaven's sakes.  Let's see this kid kick one without a tee or half a foot & then we can talk about him & Tom Dempsey & Jason Elam.

9/9/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

The Cowboys will draft him. That's what we do. Draft kickers.