Being a college football or NFL kicker is not for the faint of heart. They oftentimes get very little credit for making a kick and all the blame if they miss it. There are special moments where they get to have fun and score touchdowns, but they primarily rely on their feet to get the job done.
When Louisiana Tech Bulldogs kicker Kyle Fischer lined up for a 24-yard field goal against the Tulane Green Wave, it was business as usual. He went through his normal routine to give his team an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter in Louisiana.
The kick was good, but how it happened is a lot more complex than the result. The football actually banked off both uprights before going through and seeing it shared on social media across the United States.
Kicker Banks Field Goal Off Both Uprights
Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, and you better believe Louisiana Tech kicker Kyle Fischer was counting his lucky stars after that one. The fact the ball double-doinked off both uprights is amazing. It’s even more incredible that it went in.
You could give any kicker the chance to pull that trick shot off, and there’s no doubt it would take them several tries, if they are even able to do it at all.
Unfortunately for Fischer, he had a rough game. He made three field goals, but he also missed two more in the Bulldogs’ 24-15 loss to Tulane.
These types of moments are very few and far between. It’s one thing to hit an upright on a kick. It’s a completely different thing to hit both. But to actually make the kick on top of it, that’s the stuff of legends.
While that game will likely be forgotten as time passes, it will be impossible to forget the way Kyle Fischer made that field goal.
This post was originally published on July 1, 2020.