SPOKANE, Wash. (CBS Seattle) – A high school kicker has accomplished something no one in the NFL has ever done.
Spokane Central Valley High’s Austin Rehkow kicked a record 67-yard field goal on Thursday night against Spokane Shadle Park.
“I kicked it and I was a little bit worried it was going to be a little bit left,” Rehkov told ABC News. “It started to straighten out for me, and from 67 yards out it’s kind of hard to tell if it goes over the bar or is just short of it. I really just had to wait for the refs to put their arms up for me.”
Rehkow had to make the kick to tie the game and force the game into overtime.
“To get it with no wind, and especially to get a chance to win the game, it’s a special feeling,” he added.
Rehkow’s kick set a new state record by five yards. The old record stood for 83 years. The national record of 68 yards was set in 1985.
ESPN reports that Rehkow has not received any scholarships from a Division I school. He has only received a partial scholarship offer from Eastern Washington.
In comparison, the longest NFL kick is 63 yards and is held by four different kickers.
Central Valley went on to win the game 62-55.