High schooler one-ups NFL field goal record

AP

There’s a new Legatron in town.

At a time when many assume it’s a matter of time before Rams rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein shatters the NFL record for longest field goal in league history, a high-school kid in Spokane has beaten him to it.

Mrs. PFT has informed PFT that Friday’s Today on NBC included video of Austin Rehkow banging one from 67 yards out.

So we went to YouTube and found the footage and there it is.  The ball slips over the front of the crossbar on an attempt launched from the far 43 yard line.

Earlier this year, 49ers kicker David Akers bounced in a 63-yard kick, matching the NFL record shared by Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam, and Sebastian Janikowski.  On Sunday against the Dolphins, Zuerlein was wide left on a 66-yard kick that had enough oomph to hit the net.

If Zuerlein doesn’t break the NFL record at some point in the next four years, maybe Austin Rehkow will.