Chiefs’ Harrison Butker kicks longest field goal in Super Bowl history, breaking two records with one kick

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As of Sunday, the Super Bowl record for longest field goal had stood at 30 years, but in a span of less than 30 game minutes, the record fell twice in Super Bowl LVIII.

49ers kicker Jake Moody broke through First record with a 55-yard field goal in the second quarter against the Chiefs, but he didn’t hold the record for long and that’s because Harrison Butker peaked in the second half.

With the Chiefs facing fourth-and-6 from San Francisco’s 39-yard line in the third quarter, Andy Reid had to make a big decision: He could either go for it or try Butker’s 57-yard field goal, the first kicker ever in NFL history. Had a 57-yard kick in the big game.

In the end, Reid decided to send out Butker, who made the gamble pay off by drilling the kick.

Butker actually set two Super Bowl records with one kick.

Not only did he set the record for longest field goal made, but he also tied Adam Vinatieri and Stephen Gostkowski for most field goals made in a Super Bowl career. In the fourth quarter, however, Butker tacked on another huge field goal with a 28-yard kick, moving him past Gostkowski and Vinatieri for most career Super Bowl field goals.

To give you an idea of ​​how good Butker has been in the Super Bowl, there have only been 10 field goals of 49 yards or longer in Super Bowl history, and Butker has three of them. No other kicker in NFL history has made more.

Butker is coming off a career season where he made 94.3% of his field goals.

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