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Der Rookie-Kicker der 49ers erzielt den Super Bowl-Rekord über 55 Yards

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San Francisco 49ers kicker Jake Moody made Super Bowl history by kicking a record-breaking 55-yard field goal.

The rookie’s kick in the second quarter gave his team a 3-0 lead over the defending champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Moody surpassed former Buffalo Bills kicker Steve Christie, who kicked a 54-yarder in the first quarter of Super Bowl XVII to tie the game 3-3 against the Dallas Cowboys.

The 49ers drafted the 24-year-old Moody out of Michigan in the third round of the NFL Draft 2023. During his time at Michigan, he set a school record with a 59-yard field goal.

Moody had previously made 3 of 5 field goal attempts during the post-season. He made a 52-yarder against Green Bay in the NFC Divisional Round, and shot 43 and 33 yards against the Detroit Lions in the Conference Championship Game.

During the regular season, Moody converted 21 of 25 field goal attempts. His season average was 57 yards.

He missed a potential game-winning field goal in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns.

Moody won the 2021 Lou Groza Award, given to the best college football kicker. The two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection was also the conference’s best kicker and won the Bakken-Andersen Award for two consecutive years (’21 and ’22).

He holds Wolverines records for points, field goals, and 40-yard field goals.

„…[W]Historically, most kickers go fourth round. „We didn’t have a fourth-round pick,“ That’s what San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said earlier. „The guy wouldn’t be there in the fifth round.“

Since 2000, only 49 kickers, including Moody, have been drafted. The last kicker drafted in the third round was Roberto Aguayo, selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016. Prior to that, the last kicker drafted in the third round was Nate Kaeding, drafted by the Chargers in 2003. Both Aguayo and Kaeding also won the Lou Groza Award.

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