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    Is it still allowed?

    back in the old days you could drop kick the ball from anywhere on the field for a field goal, even beyond the line of scrimmage. Is this still allowed in college and the pros. Random question to fuel a football debate with my father.

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    Are we talking rugby or american football?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygfanmaybe View Post
    Are we talking rugby or american football?
    American football.

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    American football.
    As far as I know you can only drop kick a free kick and a punt and both have to be before the line of scrimmage and neither can result in a Field Goal ... only a Touch Back.

    *EDIT* - Correction: apparently it is legal to drop kick a field goal or extra point but the ball has to hit the ground first.

    https://www.profootballhof.com/histo...d=1481&print=y

    Hall of Famer Earl "Dutch" Clark is believed to be the last player to successfully dropkick a field goal in the NFL. According to game accounts, he dropkicked a 17-yard field goal in the Detroit Lions 16-7 victory over the Chicago Cardinals on September 19, 1937.
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    For whatever reason, you don't see them very often. I don't know if I've ever seen one attempted in a game, but for some reason I am thinking Doug Flutie.

    Another thing that is rare is a free kick. There is a rule...or was at one time...that you can attempt a free-kick on the next play following a fair catch. If there were only a couple of seconds left until half or even the end of the game and you fair caught a punt, you could line-up on the next play and attempt a field goal unchallenged by the defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygfanmaybe View Post
    For whatever reason, you don't see them very often. I don't know if I've ever seen one attempted in a game, but for some reason I am thinking Doug Flutie.

    Another thing that is rare is a free kick. There is a rule...or was at one time...that you can attempt a free-kick on the next play following a fair catch. If there were only a couple of seconds left until half or even the end of the game and you fair caught a punt, you could line-up on the next play and attempt a field goal unchallenged by the defense.
    Yeah Flutie was the last person to score on a drop kick (extra point).

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    We saw a free kick a few years back against Arizona....

    back to the drop king thing, my pops tells me that you could theoretically run down the field and drop kick a field goal. I don't think it ever happened though.

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    since we're talking about weird kicks. Remember this bizarre play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty192 View Post
    since we're talking about weird kicks. Remember this bizarre play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty192 View Post
    since we're talking about weird kicks. Remember this bizarre play?

    All that build up from the announcers for Rackers to totally screw up.

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