Austin Rehkow probably wasn’t planning on kicking the second longest field goal in high school football history, but that’s exactly what he did on Thursday night.
Examiner.com has the details:
Austin Rehkow kicked the field goal for Central Valley High in a game against Shadle Park High; Central Valley went on to win in overtime 62-55. The previous record in the state was 62 yards and it was made in 1929. Rehkow is 6’ 2” and weighs 200 pounds.
The national high school record took place in 1985 by Dirk Borgognone of Reno, Nevada and it was 68 yards.
Rehkow’s field goal may not have broken the national high school record, but it would’ve been long enough to break the NFL’s field goal record, which currently stands at 63 yards. Pro Football Talk at NBCSports.com explains:
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.
What do you think the future holds for Austin Rehkow?