Clara Bow. Motion picture still from 'Wings' (1927)
Long Punts

Football Punts of 89 Yards or Higher

& Longest Punts

Punts, 89 Yards Or Longer
N.F.L.
 99 yards  Jim Thorpe Canton Bulldogs 1923 (apocryphal?)
 98 yards  Steve O'Neal New York Jets v. Denver Broncos 9/21/1969 (A.F.L.)
 95 yards  Joe Guyon Canton Bulldogs v. Chicago Tigers 11/14/1920
 94 yards  Wilbur “Pete” Henry Canton Bulldogs v. Akron Professionals 10/28/1923
 94 yards  Joe Lintzenich Chicago Bears v. New York Giants 11/16/1931
 93 yards  Shawn McCarthy New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills 11/3/1991
 91 yards  Randall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles (W 24-17) at New York Giants 12/3/1989
 90 yards  Don Chandler Green Bay Packers (W 27-10) San Francisco 49ers 10/10/1965
 90 yards  Rodney Williams New York Giants (L 20-31) at Denver Broncos 9/10/2001 (n.)
 88 yards  Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams 1948
A.F.L.
 98 yards  Steve O'Neal New York Jets v. Denver Broncos 9/21/1969
 87 yards  Bob Scarpitto Boston Patriots (W 20-17) at Denver Broncos 9/28/1968
U.S.F.L.
 89 yards  Stan Talley Oakland Invaders at Denver Gold 6/22/1984
C.F.L.
(The Canadian Football League has a 110 yard long field and two 25 yard long end zones.)
108 yds.  Zenon “Zee” Andrusyshyn Toronto Argonauts 1977
102 yds.  Dave Mann Toronto Argonauts 1966
 92 yards  Jonathan Ryan Winnipeg Blue Bombers (W 29-1) Ottawa Rough Riders 7/16/2004 (rouge)
 89 yards  Lui Passaglia British Columbia Lions 1979 (playoffs)
Military Service Football
100 yards  Tony Veteri Atlantic City Naval Air Station (W 31-6) at Princeton 11/25/1944
College
(Until the 1912 season, the football field was 110 yards long with no end zone.)
110 Yard Field era
110 yds.  Pat O'Dea Wisconsin 1898
100 yds.  Jack Carney Holy Cross (W 29-5) Fordham 11/30/1905
Modern era (100 yard field)
110 yds.  George Flavin Georgetown 1921
100 yds.  Bob Parham Georgia Tech (W 8-7) Southern California 1/1/1929 (Rose Bowl) ?
(The above two were measured from point of kick to end of roll)
 99 yards  Pat Brady Nevada-Reno (L 7-34) Loyola Marymount 10/28/1950
 98 yards  Leroy Sweeney Pomona College 1960
 97 yards  Len Casanova Santa Clara v. St. Mary's 1924
 97 yards  Earl Hurst Emporia State v. Central Missouri State 10/3/1964
 96 yards  Robert Alan Davis Rollins College 1937-40
 96 yards  George O'Brien Wisconsin v. Iowa 1952
 96 yards  Jim Jarrett North Dakota v. South Dakota 1957
 96 yards  Gary Frens Hope College v. Olivet 1966
 96 yards  Alex Campbell Morris Brown v. Clark Atlanta 1994
 96 yards  Toby Gowin North Texas (L 7-19) Vanderbilt 10/12/1996 [also called 92 yds.]
 95 yards  Wilbur “Gloom” Lundel Gustavus Adolphus College v. Augsburg 10/15/1927
 95 yards  Bob Justis Colorado College v. Fort Lewis A&M 1964
 95 yards  Allen Brenner Michigan State v. Illinois 1966
 95 yards  Jared Howard Northern State (S.D.) v. Bemidji State 2001
 94 yards  Preston Johnson S.M.U. v. Pittsburgh Oct. 1940 92?
 94 yards  Carl Knox T.C.U. v. Oklahoma State 1947
 94 yards  James Jarrett North Dakota 1957-59
 94 yards  John Hadl Kansas v. Oklahoma 10/24/1959
 94 yards  Jeff Hanson Dickinson State v. Minot State 10/8/1994 (N.A.I.A.)
 93 yards  Bob Handke Drake v. Wichita State 1949
 93 yards  Leroy Sweeney Pomona-Pitzer v. California-Riverside 1960
 93 yards  Kasper Fitins Taylor College v. Georgetown (Ky.) 1966
 93 yards  Elliot Mills Carleton College v. Monmouth (Ill.) 1970
 93 yards  Ray Guy Southern Mississippi (L 9-13) Mississippi 9/30/1972 (115 yds.)
 93 yards  Tyler Grogan Northeastern v. Villanova 9/8/2001
 92 yards  Jeff Crowell Portland State 1994
 91 yards  Bob Waterfield U.C.L.A. v. March Air Force Base 1942 Was this game played?
 91 yards  Ed “Wahoo” McDaniel Oklahoma v. Iowa State 1958
 91 yards  Rick Partridge Utah v. Wyoming 1978
 91 yards  Otis Culliver Mississippi Valley State 1981
 90 yards  Bob Dennis Iowa State (W 20-18) Iowa State Teachers 10/5/1946
 90 yards  Boyd Stroup Indiana St. Teachers (Pa.) (W 27-7) California Teachers (Pa.) 10/12/1947
 90 yards  Bob Whitehead Kansas State v. Wyoming 1955
 90 yards  Joe Rizzo Merchant Marines Academy (Kings Point) v. Drexel 10/9/1971
 90 yards  Dan Heeren Coe College v. Lawrence 10/12/1974
 90 yards  Sean Fleming Wyoming (L 21-28) Louisville 9/2/1989
 90 yards  Dean Lipscomb Redlands v. Pomona-Pitzer 10/5/2002
 89 yards  Coop French Penn State v. Iowa 1930
 89 yards  Millard “Dixie” Howell Alabama v. Tennessee 1933
 89 yards  Albert Braga San Francisco 1937
 89 yards  Frankie Albert Stanford (W 28-14) Oregon State 11/16/1940
 89 yards  Ron Norman Iowa State (W 20-13) Kansas 11/14/1942
 89 yards  Jim Bakken Wisconsin (W 29-10) at Northwestern 11/11/1961
 89 yards  Charles Brinkman Louisville (W 16-7) Tulsa 10/12/1968
 89 yards  Keith Smyre Grambling 1974
 89 yards  Mike Gillette Michigan (W 27-10) Hawaii 12/3/1986
 89 yards  Scott Tabor California v. Southern Cal 1987
 89 yards  Lance Hoffman Concordia (Wisc.) v. Concordia (Ill.) 1988
 89 yards  Tim Baer Colorado School of Mines 1986-1989 1988?
 89 yards  Mark Bounds West Texas State v. Central State (Okla.) 1990
 89 yards  Mike Scifres Western Illinois at Southwest Missouri State 2000
 89 yards  Steve Bulcavage Towson State (L 7-26) Colgate 9/28/2003
 89 yards  Chris Brewer Wingate U. v. Lenoir-Rhyne College 10/11/2003
High School
From Point of Kick
132 yds.  Bruno Knopka Manual v. South High 1937 (Denver, Colorado)
(The above was 132 yards 6 inches)
From Line of Scrimmage
 99 yards  Walter Williams Mesa v. Tucson 1925 (Arizona)
 99 yards  Santo Curro Lincoln High v. Riverside 1928 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
 99 yards  Bruno Knopka Manual High 1937 (Colorado)
 98 yards  Jitney Blankenbecler Dobyns-Bennett HS (W 100-0) Tennessee HS 1925 (Tennessee)
 97 yards  Ron Appledorn Holland High v. Benton Harbor 11/5/1948 (Michigan)
 97 yards  Gary Bolin McCamey High v. Stanton 1969 (Texas)
 92 yards  Rod Elson Curtis HS v. Brady 1939 (Nebraska)
 92 yards  Vern Thompson South High (W 6-0) Clearfield 9/4/1970 (Utah)
 92 yards  Al Romero Kearns (L 0-16) Brighton 9/17/1976 (Utah)
 92 yards  Dennis Grabarek Thornton Fractional North (Calumet City) v. Tinley Park 1984 (Illinois)
 91 yards  Bob Moscrey Omaha North HS 1948 (Nebraska Class A)
 91 yards  Charles Beach Ajo High v. South Mountain 1954 (Arizona)
 90 yards  Bill Lucas El Paso High v. Chillicothe 1940 (Illinois)
 90 yards  Mark Holloway Wicomoco High 11/23/1967 (Maryland)
 90 yards  Albert Diggs Montgomery (W 20-0) Cardinal Newman 1985 (Santa Rosa, California)
 90 yards  J.T. Ellsworth Snowflake v. Show Low 1985 (Arizona)
 90 yards  Kasey Glover Kanab (W 7-6) Beaver 9/29/1995 (Utah)
 89 yards  Robin Fairburn Orange (L 0-40) Anaheim 1951 (California)
 89 yards  Joe Henley Brentwood High 19?? (California)
 89 yards  Kurt Sunderhuse Burton v. Milano 1987 (Texas)
 89 yards  Dom DeMark Prescott v. Phoenix Washington 1991 (Arizona)
 89 yards  Derek McShane Algonquin (Jacobs) v. Crystal Lake (Prairie Ridge) 10/24/1998 (Ilinois)
Canada Juniors
 92 yards  Kevin Rittenhouse Hamilton Hurricanes 10/5/1985 (Ontario Football Conference)
Canada Colleges
127 yards  Mike Plante U. of Manitoba v. U. of Calgary 9/11/1999
108 yards  Brad Black U. of Manitoba v. Simon Fraiser U. 9/24/2005
106 yards  Fred Andrich University of Manitoba 1974
105 yards  Allan Kinley University of Manitoba 1968
100 yards  Mike Plante U. of Manitoba v. U. of Calgary 9/22/2000
 98 yards  Matthew Falvo Ottawa v Western 10/20/2012
 94 yards  Darryl Skuse Guelph v. University of Toronto 10/5/1985
 90 yards  Hank Lodewyka University of Manitoba 1970
 89 yards  Sergio Capobianco York v. McMaster 10/16/1982  (“Serg”)
Gaelic Football
 94 yards  Alan Paterson Glentoran (W-L) Linfield 1988 (League Cup Final) (punt was winning goal)


 

Longest Punts - Record Progressions
N.F.L.
 94 yards  Wilbur “Pete” Henry Canton Bulldogs v. Akron Professionals 1923
 94 yards  Joe Lintzenich Chicago Bears v. New York Giants 11/16/1931
 98 yards  Steve O'Neal New York Jets v. Denver Broncos 9/21/1969 (A.F.L.)
Super Bowl
 62 yards  Rich Camarillo New England Patriots v. Chicago Bears 1986
 63 yards  Lee Johnson Cincinnati Bengals (L 16-20) San Francisco 49ers 1/22/1989 (XXIII)
Championship Game
 85 yards  Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins 1943 (?)
A.F.L.
 87 yards  Bob Scarpitto Boston Patriots v. Denver Broncos 1968
 98 yards  Steve O'Neal New York Jets v. Denver Broncos 9/21/1969
W.F.L..
 72 yards  Ken Clark Portland Storm 1974
U.S.F.L.
 89 yards  Stan Talley Oakland Invaders at Denver Gold 6/22/1984
C.F.L.
(The Canadian Football League has a 110 yard long field and two 25 yard long end zones.)
Regular Season
102 yds.  Dave Mann Toronto Argonauts 1966
108 yds.  Zenon “Zee” Andrusyshyn Toronto Argonauts 1977
Grey Cup
 87 yards  Alan Ford Saskatchewan Roughriders v. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12/2/1967
Playoffs
 89 yards  Lui Passaglia British Columbia Lions 1979
(In Canadian football, a kick into the end zone which is not run out of the end zone is a point for the kicking team: a “single” or “rouge”)
Longest Punt for a Single
 86 yards  Noel Prefontaine Toronto Argonauts 1998
 92 yards  Jonathan Ryan Winnipeg Blue Bombers (W 29-1) Ottawa Rough Riders 7/16/2004
College
B.C.S. National Championship Series
 60 yards  Brooks Barnard Maryland v. Florida 1/2/2002 (Orange Bowl)
B.C.S. National Championship Game
 59 yards  Blake Ferguson Oklahoma v. L.S.U. 1/4/2004 (Sugar Bowl)

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