the study of the kicking components within sports

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Name That Foot, episode 10

To which three individuals do the feet pictured below belong? 
The first person to correctly name all three in the comments section below earns an honorary degree in kickology, with a minor in trivial photography. Answers will be added to the post next week.

Hint: he made a 23 yard field goal, however...
Hint: he made a 42 yard field goal, however...
Hint: he made a 27 yard field goal, however... 

Bonus hint: 
For each of these three former NFL kickers, despite their other accomplishments, history tends to remember them for one less favorable moment.

Congratulations to Anonymous, who was the first to correctly identify all three.

The correct answers are:

A. Former Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood. Although he made a 23 yard field goal early in Super Bowl XXV, he is most remembered for the wide right miss from 47 yards at the end of the game.

B. Former Arizona Cardinals kicker Bill Gramatica. Although he made a 42 yard field goal in a December 2001 game, he is most remember for tearing his ACL while celebrating after making the kick. History partially spares him, as many people falsely attribute the injury with his brother Martin.

C. Former Indianapolis Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt. Although he made a 27 yard field goal at the end of the 2002 season, he is most remembered for an exchange of public comments several weeks later that culminated in the now infamous quote from quarterback Peyton Manning, "our idiot kicker who got liquored up and ran his mouth off".


Anonymous said...

A Morten Anderson
B Bill gramatica
C Jason Hansen

adam tanalski said...

mortan anderson
bill gramtica
mike vandergadt

Mike Herman said...

A is not Morten Andersen. B is Bill Gramatica.

Anonymous said...

A. Scott Norwood
B. Bill Gramatica
C. Mike Vanderjagt

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