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