Generally, the holder kneels down six yards behind the line of scrimmage for a field goal attempt.
A field goal is measured from where the ball is kicked from, not from the line of scrimmage. If Team A is kicking a field goal from the 20 yard line, the distance of the field goal would me measured as follows: Length to Goal Line: 20 Yards Length of Endzone: 10 Yards Place of Kick: 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage (typically kicks made from 6 to 7 yards behind the los) Total Distance of Field Goal: 37 yards.
I believe it is: 10 yards (end zone) + 7 yards (from line of scrimmage) = 17 yards. to brady sucks;)
the ball is usually kicked about 7 yards back from the line of scrimmage.
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.
To start, the field goal from the end of touchdown is 9 yards. Then, the holder is about 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage. 9+5=14, 14+30= 44. About 44 yards.
A field goal can be attempted from anywhere on the field, so the distance from the 40 yard line isn't really relevant to anything. If you're asking how many extra yards the ball must travel relative to the line of scrimmage, you must allow seven yards to snap the ball back to the holder, plus ten yards to reach the back of the end zone (where the uprights are positioned). Therefore, if the line of scrimmage is the 40-yard line, you would have a 57-yard field goal attempt.
In modern NFL era, the shortest field goal could only be 17 yards. The Goal Post is 10 yards deep in the end zone and the holder is 7 yards from the Line of scrimmage. So if a team kicked from the goal line, the kick would be from 17 yards out.
Lets say its fourth and three from the 30 yard line and a field goal is attempted. The ball will be kicked from the 30 yard line but the ball must travel 47 yards to go through the uprights. The uprights are 17 yards deep in the end zone. So to figure the distance of a field goal attempt just add 17 yards to the line of scrimmage.