49ers’ Rookie Kicker Makes History with Super Bowl-Record 55-Yard Field Goal

San Francisco 49ers kicker Jake Moody made Super Bowl history by connecting on a record 55-yard field goal without his team a 3-0 lead over the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs. Moody surpassed former Buffalo Bills kicker Steve Christie, who booted a 54-yarder to tie the Dallas Cowboys, 3-3, in the first quarter of Super Bowl XVII. The 49ers drafted Moody, 24, in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft out of Michigan Moody was previously 3-for-5 on field goal attempts this postseason. During the regular season, Moody converted 21 of 25 of his field goal attempts. He missed a possible game-winner Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. Moody won the Lou Groza Award — given to the top kicker in college football — in 2021. The two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection was also the conference’s top kicker, winning the Bakken–Andersen Award twice in back-to-back yardsticks (‘21 and ‘22). He owns the Wolverines’ records for points, field goals, and 40-yard FGs.