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Generally, the holder kneels down six yards behind the line of scrimmage for a field goal attempt.

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How many yards from the line of scrimmage is needed to kick a field goal in the NFL?

10-12


How many yards do from the line of scrimmage field goal?

8 yards


In football when kicking a field goal is the distance of the field goal determined from where the snapper is or from the place hold kicker?

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.


How much yards do you backup to kick a field goal?

the ball is usually kicked about 7 yards back from the line of scrimmage.


How far from the line of scrimmage does the field goal kicker stand?

7 yards


Can a field goal be kicked from more than 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage?

yes


How many extra yards is a field goal from the actual line of scrimmage including end zone yardage?

I believe it is: 10 yards (end zone) + 7 yards (from line of scrimmage) = 17 yards. to brady sucks;)


How far do NFL kickers stand 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.


Any field goal kicker that kicked from a longer or shorter distance than 7 yards?

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.


How long is a field goal from the thirty yard line in the nfl?

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.


How many extra yards is a field goal from the 40yd line?

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.


How far from line of scrimmage is fg holder?

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.


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

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.


Is it true that in the NFL a placekick or dropkick doesn't have to be considered a FG attempt?

By rule, if you kick the ball during a scrimmage down, it's called a "scrimmage kick." If a scrimmage kick off the ground goes through the uprights, it's a field goal. Technically, there is no rule that defines a field goal "attempt." You don't necessarily have to "attempt" a field goal when placekicking on a scrimmage down, but if your kick doesn't go through the uprights, the same rules apply as would for a missed field goal.


How long is a football field goal to goal post?

A football field post to post is 120 yards. It is 100 yards from goal to goal and each endzone is 10 yards.


Is a deflected field goal that crosses the line of scrimmage considered a blocked field goal?

If a field goal attempt is deflected by an opposing player, that deflection is considered a Blocked attempt.


Why is the football placed eight yards behind the line of scrimmage for a field goal attempt?

Most field goals are kicked from 7 or eight yards behind the line but that is not a rule in the rule book.. The ball must be kicked from behind the line of scrimmage and 7 or 8 yards gives the ball time to rise above the lineman and is back far enough to make blocking a kick with an outside rush difficult. Punts are 14 yards back to give the punter time to kick the ball.


Can a field goal kicker spot the football more than 7 yards behind the scrimage line?

Yes, the ball may be spotted at any point behind the line of scrimmage.


What is the length of a football field from goal post to goal post in yards but not a 100 ft?

From goal post to goal post, it is 120 yards. The endzones are 10 yards long each, in addition the the 100 yards of the playing field.


How many yards is it from the goal line to the field goal post?

10 yards


Where do you spot the ball to kick a field goal?

Where the offense left the line of scrimmage


Is the distance of field goal measured from the kicking spot or the line of scrimmage?

From the spot where the ball is kicked. Punt yardage is measured from the line of scrimmage.


How far do you have to kick field goals or kickoffs to be a kicker in NCAA D1?

A field goal is normally 17 yards longer than the distance of the line of scrimmage to the goal line, as that number includes the end zone and the seven yards the holder stands behind. The average field goal range varies for each team. As far as how far you have to kick field goals or kickoffs to be a kicker in NCAA D1, there doesn't appear to be an exact number. Obviously, the further you can kick, the better the chances. Accuracy is also a must.


How many yards on a football field from goal line to goal line?

100 yards


In the NFL can you score on a blocked field goal?

Both the offense and defense can score on a blocked field goal. The defense can recover a blocked field goal and advance it regardless of where they recover it. The offense can recover a blocked field goal and advance it as long as the ball has not passed the original line of scrimmage.