If a high school football player hits a 64-yard field goal that could have easily gone 70, is he destined for the NFL? I’m aware that accuracy is more important in the long run, but if I’m an NFL organization I’m taking a chance on Nevada’s Austin Pachecho at some point. Check out this kick, courtesy of Deadspin:
The longest kick in NFL history is 63 yards, and those guys are the most elite in the world. The kick was only the fourth longest in high school history, so again accuracy is obviously what separates NFL kickers from the rest. That being said, Pacheco made it look easy. There aren’t many people out there who can pull that off.