Justin Tucker currently holds the record after kicking the game-winning field goal at Ford Field last season. He eclipsed Matt Prater, who had previously held the record and had hit a 64-yard field goal attempt to end the first half of a 2013 game for the Denver Broncos against the Tennessee Titans.
The longest field goal in NFL history is Justin Tucker’s 66-yard FG kick. 2021 Detroit Lions kicker Justin Tucker nailed on a 66-yard field goal kick as time expired for the victory, adding insult to injury to their difficult 0-2 start.
Although Tucker’s kick broke the NFL record, it fell far short of the NCAA mark. Ove Johansson of Abilene Christian kicked a 69-yard field goal against East Texas State on October 16, 1976.
By Week 3 of the previous campaign, kicker Justin Tucker had broken Matt Prater’s eight-year record with a game-winning 66-yard field goal that helped the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Detroit Lions.
Prater’s 62-yard field goal for the Arizona Cardinals was good for the top 10 in the NFL just one week before. As the preseason comes to an end, all eyes turn to the next season and its potential for making history.
Fans may witness several world-record kicks this season with Tucker and Prater both back in protective gear. Or maybe a fresh name will appear to join the rankings.