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10/12/1922 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal

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The record for the longest drop kick field goal is 45 yards by the Canton Bulldogs’ Pete Henry, who connected on two in a game against the Toledo Maroons in 1922. Henry’s official record of 45 yards remained the longest successful kick of any kind in professional football for 12 years.