October 31, 2014

Lincoln native kicks his way into NFL record book (AUDIO)

Greg Zuerlein watches his field goal split the uprights. Photo/St. Louis Rams

Lincoln native Greg Zuerlein (Lincoln Pius-X) was a kicker for Division II’s Nebraska-Omaha. When the school dropped football, he transferred to Missouri Western in St. Joseph, MO. As a Griffon, he set a D-II record of 21 straight field goals including nine that were 50 or more yards which included two 58-yard field goals.

Now, Zuerlein is in the NFL and St. Louis Rams record book. On Sunday, not only did he hit a 58 yard field goal in the Rams win over Seattle, he also kicked a franchise best 60 yard field goal.  That kick made Zuerlein the first rookie in league history to make a field goal from 60 yards or longer. Zuerlein also became the first player in league history to make kicks from 50-plus and 60-plus in the same game.

AUDIO Feature on Zuerlein (1:00)