During the 2016 season, University of Florida kicker Eddy Piñeiro didn’t miss a single field goal attempt from beyond 50 yards. That’s usually a sign that a dude has a pretty strong leg, but based on Piñeiro’s latest feat, 50 yards is probably not long enough to accurately judge his kicking abilities.
During a recent Gators spring football practice, Piñeiro, dressed in full pads, drilled an 81-yard field goal. This came two years after Piñeiro booted a 77-yarder, albeit without pads, a year before he arrived on Florida’s campus. As a freshman last season, Piñeiro hit 21 of his 25 field goal attempts, including his last 11 in a row. He also hit more field goals of 40 yards or more (12) than any Florida kicker since 1996.
The next step? Having Piñeiro attempt a 70-yard field goal in a regular season game. What’s to lose?
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