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Adam Vinatieri Breaks Another Kicking Record

Posted Feb 6, 2017

Intro: Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri this weekend kicked 28 20-yard field goals to smash the previous Guinness World Record.

As we all know by now, Adam Vinatieri owns many records as one of the greatest kickers in National Football League history.

Just last October
, Vinatieri connected on a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter of a game against the Tennessee Titans to convert his 43rd-straight kick, breaking the NFL record previous held by former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt.

This weekend, however, Vinatieri earned a different kind of record.

In Houston for the city’s Super Bowl festivities, Vinatieri took part in the league’s Extra Points Charity Kick, where he was tasked with breaking the Guinness World Record for 20-yard field goals made in one minute.

The record heading into the weekend? Nineteen.

Vinatieri on Friday hit 28
. Yes — 28:


He was aided in the endeavor by some local sports blogger named Pat McAfee:

Got to hold the 's balls 1 last time today.. just a world record.. no big deal.

Dead center of the @NFL experience#BannedTerritory #Viva pic.twitter.com/uoUZERDyt5

— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 4, 2017


The “kicker” here, of course, is that Vinatieri’s record-breaking performance led to the donation of $15,000 to the Pat Tillman Foundation, which invests in military veterans and their spouses “through academic scholarships, building a diverse community of leaders committed to serving others.”

The cause is, no doubt, important to Vinatieri, whose brother, Beau, serves with the Army National Guard:

Brothers. #FootballIsFamily #PITvsIND pic.twitter.com/2sAvQF3tot

— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 25, 2016


So great job Adam (and local blogger Pat McAfee) for continuing to honor the military — and for continuing to break records.

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