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Dustin Hopkins YouTube: NFL Highlights History

It doesn’t matter if it’s just the NFL preseason, Dustin Hopkins was nails Thursday night, and anyone who says otherwise is just a hater. The Washington Redskins kicker was easily the star of the game against the New York Jets.

Hopkins, a former All-American at Florida State and sixth-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, was feeling himself. He nailed all five of his field goal attempts to help the Redskins escape an otherwise sloppy game, 15-13, at FedEx Field.

He even split the uprights from 40 yards out in the final seconds to seal the win and boost his fantasy stock.

But a 40-yard field goal? That’s a chip shot, apparently.

After nailing kicks from 22, 35 and 26 yards to give Washington a 9-3 halftime lead, Hopkins next kick was one for the record books.

Well, kind of.

With 4 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Hopkins piped a 28-yard field goal to extend the lead. However, ESPN, the network broadcasting the game, made a major mistake on its push notifications to fans.

The alert read Hopkins had booted a 92-yard field goal 90 seconds before, which caught a lot of attention, including from Hopkins.

Congrats, D-Hop. Welcome to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and we will be sure to include Redskins longsnapper Nick Sundberg and holder/punter Tress Way for this magical feat, too.

An Austin, Texas native who starred at Clear Lake High School in Houston, Hopkins has now made 6 of 7 field goals and both extra point attempts this preseason. He has made 73 of 87 field goals in his career with the Buffalo Bills and Redskins.

Hopkins had a previous long field goal of 54 yards, but clearly is nothing by comparison to a 92-yarder.

What a phenomenal mistake and it’s even better Hopkins cashed it in.

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With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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