San Francisco 49ers David Akers Kicks Longest Field Goal Of All Time
While the Saints didn’t pull out the W for us today, we can still say that we witnessed history. San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers kicked the longest field goal of all time against the Green Bay Packers today, a 63 yarder. Keep reading to find out out why this kick is so impressive.
From Buzzfeed (you can also click on that link to see a gif of the kick):
Three other kickers have also hit 63-yarders: Tom Dempsey in 1970, Jason Elam in 1998, and Sebastian Janikowski last season. Both Elam and Janikowski kicked their field goals in Denver’s Mile High Stadium, where the air is thinner than most NFL locations, making Akers’ kick even more impressive.
Congrats Akers…Football season is here, y’all!!!