The Ravens’ star kicker already capped his historically great 2016 season by being named as a Pro Bowl starter. Yesterday, Justin Tucker put a cherry on top before even playing in the all-star game by knocking back a field goal from his team’s own 35-yard line.
Tucker posted this video of the hefty kick on Twitter:
— Justin Tucker (@jtuck9) January 25, 2017
According to ESPN, he had some helpful conditions, including a tee to support the ball instead of a holder and wind that happened to be blowing in a preferable direction. Regardless, a 75-yard field goal is a 75-yard field goal.
Tucker made the case last August that he’s capable of making an 80-plus yard field goal, which drew scoffs from other players. He could be just working his way up to prove the doubters wrong. He’s already surpassed his previous documented record kick by six yards.
While the Ravens’ 2016 season proved to be mediocre overall, Tucker enjoyed a career year in which he completed 38 of 39 field goal attempts, with the one miss being a block rather than an actual miss. He tied an NFL record by hitting 10 of those 38 field goals from 50 yards or more.
How did Tucker celebrate his pre-Pro Bowl accomplishment? According to his Twitter account, he went to Disney World with his family.
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