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David Akers makes history with 63-yard field goal [Video]

September 10, 2012|By Chuck Schilken

Then again, one more yard probably would have prevented Akers from entering the record books, as his kick hit the crossbar before bouncing up and over to give the 49ers a 16-7 halftime lead.

“I tried really hard to get it there,” Akers said. “I didn’t think I actually hit it that great, I was like, ‘Oh well, it was fun to give it a shot.’ Then I was like, ‘Wait, it’s still kind of going.’

“When you hit the goalpost, whether it’s the crossbar or the upright, it usually makes a really loud and obnoxious sound coming back at you. It went through and I think that’s about the biggest miracle I’ve seen in a long time.”

Akers has made 22 field goals of 50 yards or more during his 15-year NFL career. His previous best was a 57-yarder for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2003.

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