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# How far behind the line of scrimage does a field goal kicker put the ball behind the line of scrimage?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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14y ago

Typically it's 7 yards. So if the line of scrimmage is on the 35 yard line then you add 7 yards for the kickers depth behind the line and then 10 yards for the depth of the endzone totaling in a 52 yard field goal.

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It is not known how far exactly NFL kickers stand from the line of scrimmage when attempting a field goal. Most NFL kickers average a field goal range of 35 yards.

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