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NFL Record – Presnell’s Long Kick Long Forgotten

Today people still marvel at 50 yard field goals. And Detroit Lions fans still talk about Tom Dempsey’s record 63-yarder against them in New Orleans. But the talk of 1934 was the professional record field goal of 54 yards by Glenn Presnell of the Lions. The second-quarter kick...
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Optimum Performance: NFL kickers under more pressure to perform

Having worked with more than 20 NFL kickers, nothing surprises me as to the pressure these hybrid athletes face on a weekly basis. My first pro kicker was Eddie Murray, who was drafted in 1980 out of Tulane in the seventh round by the Detroit Lions. I worked with Murray annually,...
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