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Ryan Cooper | NCAA.com | May 2, 2017

Watch: Florida kicker drills 81-yard field goal in practice

  Eddy Pineiro showed off just how strong and accurate his leg is in practice.

Any time a kicker knocks one through the uprights from the 29-yard line, that's a solid, albeit unspectacular, kick.

But when the attempt comes from the 29-yard line on the far side of the field, then you turn some heads.

That's where Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro launched it from this week in practice, sneaking it inside the right post for an 81-yard — yes, 81-yard — field goal.

For comparison, the longest successful field goal in Division I history was 67 yards, done three times. The longest in NFL history was from 64 yards out.

Of course, there are plenty of factors that should be noted. Pineiro didn't have to deal with a snap, hold or, most importantly, 300-pound linemen closing in on him. He was able to place the ball in exactly the position he wanted, making this more like a kickoff than a true field goal.

Still, that's some amazing power and accuracy shown by the rising redshirt sophomore. With a pair of 54-yarders already converted as a freshman, it will be exciting to see how far he can stretch the field in the seasons to come.

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