(Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)The average career length of an NFL player these days is around just three years. Sadly, many of those players find themselves out in the cold once their careers end, and the ones that do not save their money are stuck up the creek without a paddle.
Even players that are fortunate enough to have long NFL careers often end up filing for bankruptcy...
Talk about ice water in your veins.
Kicker for Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley, Washington, Austin Rehkow, kicked a 67 yard field goal to put his team into overtime. Some four yards longer than the NFL record shared by Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam, and Sebastian Janikowski.
The Seattle Times reported that Rehkow's kick set a Washington state record and was the second...
Veteran kicker David Akers tied the NFL record for the longest field goal in league history, with a 63-yarder that bounced over the crossbar the end the first half of today’s 49ers-Packers game.
And then, up 17-6 heading into the locker room, the Niners celebrated like they had just won the Super Bowl:
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It’s an impressive feat...
Not since the 2002 season have the Broncos used the franchise tag. Place-kicker Jason Elam received a $1.24 million salary that year.