Anyone who has played football has been in this position, or knows someone who has experienced it. Practice is ending, sprints are coming up, and coach issues an ultimatum. If one player can do something difficult, the entire team will be spared from sprints for the day. Offensive linemen will attempt to field wobbly punts, cornerbacks will try to block defensive linemen. Generally, things don’t go well.
At Georgia Tech practice, kicker Harrison Butker was playing his correct position, but he was kicking long field goals in strong winds. After hitting four in a row, his fifth field goal attempt, to save the entire team from sprints, was from over 50 yards out. Of course, he nails it, and the team goes wild. Props to senior running back Synjyn Days, who probably has the best reaction of all.
This is yet another reminder to be nice to your kickers. They’ll save you from sprints, and occasionally win you games.