Wednesday, June 25, 2014
RTC: McAfee wants to try 75-yard field goal
By Michael DiRocco
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is a colorful character, someone great to follow on Twitter and listen to because you're probably going to hear something interesting.
He didn't disappoint during an interview with the Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell. Not only did McAfee say he wants to handle kickoff and field goal duties whenever Adam Vinatieri retires, he also said he'd like to try hitting a 75-yard field goal during the Colts' season opener against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
"I think we could legitimately go from 75 yards. Not even a question about it," McAfee said. "I think in warmups I'd be able to hit from 80, like full strain. Probably try it a couple of times.
"... I've already been politicking for the shot. If I kick a 75-yarder at Denver I might retire right afterwards. You might see me untie my shoes on the field and just walk off: 'See ya.' You know, go out on top."
McAfee certainly has the leg. He kicked a 75-yard field goal during a workout in the summer of 2011.
For the record, the NFL record is 64 yards, set by Denver's Matt Prater last season.
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