That’s apparently what Al Raby High School in Chicago did. During a game against Morris Community this past weekend, Raby’s punter uncorked a kick that landed roughly 20 yards from where it’d been hiked.
Despite the measly initial flight, the play wasn’t over. Instead, the ball magically continued, more than tripling the net yardage.
Watch as the punt rolls for another 50 yards as members of the Raby football team rally behind it, encouraging the ball downfield with waved arms.
What kind of sorcery is this ♂️ pic.twitter.com/maQT8C4jiF
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) November 20, 2017
Naturally, Twitter had thoughts.
Bugs bunny ain’t slick pic.twitter.com/ehZDvIzevD
— Montty Rockets. (@imontty) November 21, 2017
— Tommy Baron (@tmb1313) November 20, 2017
And Kyrie says the world is flat.
— Evan Pukajlo (@PukajloEvan) November 20, 2017
In the end, it was roughly a 70-yard punt.
The longest punt in NFL history is also the longest punt you could statistically achieve. In 1969, Steve O’Neal of the New York Jets kicked a 98-yarder, from one one-yard line to the other.