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How do you calculate field goal distance in football?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

The distance is measured from the endline to the placeholder (the player who stands ands holds the ball for the kicker), and can be accurately estimated using the yardlines and hashmarks on the field.

Wiki User

15y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

In football lets say the kicker is kicking from the 20 yard line. This would be considered a 30 yard field goal because the endzone is 10 yards long and the goal posts are at the back of the endzone.

Wiki User

13y ago

you take where the ball is placed, plus usually 7 yards for where the center snaps the ball to the holder and add 10 yards for the length of the touchdown.so if the ball is on the 20 yard line, it would be a 37 yard field goal attempt.

Wiki User

14y ago

you have to drive the offense down the field. If you don't get a first down and its fourth down, you can kick. I would only kick from 53 yards away at the max. you bring out your kicker, longsnapper, holder, and lineman. The longsnapper snps the ball to the holder, the holder hods it down staight on the ground, and the kicker kicks it.

Wiki User

12y ago

Take the yard line that the team is at and add 17 yards... 7 for the yards added from the hike to the holder and the other 10 yards to account for the end zone.

Wiki User

14y ago

yardage markers on the field plus 10 yards for the endzone

Wiki User

13y ago

Take the yard line that the team is at and add 17 yards... 7 for the yards added from the hike to the holder and the other 10 yards to account for the endzone

Wiki User

12y ago

By measuring it with a long tape measure. Kidding, I'll assume that you are looking for the length of a football field. Which is 100 yards.