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# How is the yardage calculated for a field goal attempt?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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Add 7 yards for the distance between the snapper and the kicker and add 10 yards from the beginning of the endzone to the goal post. For example: a team at the 20 yard line would be kicking a 37 yard field goal.

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