Denver kicker has eye on FG record

October, 5, 2008
10/05/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
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DENVER -- Matt Prater has news.

He is going record hunting this year. I asked him if he thought he is capable of kicking a 64-yard field goal, which would be an NFL record.

He didn't hesitate in his answer.

"We are going to try it this year," Prater said Sunday after he kicked three field goals in Denver's 16-13 win over Tampa Bay. One of the field goals was 55 yards and it cleared the cross bars by several yards. Prater has connected on all four of his field goal attempts of 50 yards or more this season.

"My coaches told me we are going to do it when we get the chance. I think I can do it," he said.

Prater thinks he can break the record, which is currently shared by Jason Elam and Tom Dempsey. Prater got his chance in Denver after the Broncos decided not to re-sign Elam after 15 seasons. He signed with Atlanta.

"Every Wednesday, I kick long field goals," Prater said. "I can hit 70 yard in practice."

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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