Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


Placekicking in the NFL : a history and analysis / Rick Gonsalves.


  • ISBN: 9780786448791 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0786448792 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • Description: x, 362 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 351-352) and index.
Contents Note: The football -- The square-toe kicking shoe -- The goal posts -- The field goal -- The extra point -- ArtiĆ¾cial turf -- Domed stadiums -- Famous and infamous kickers -- Placekicking -- Drop kicking -- Soccer-style kicking -- Soccer-style kicking vs. conventional kicking -- Barefoot kickers -- The mental aspects of placekicking -- Combination kickers and dual kickers -- Centering, holding, and blocking -- Holding for the placekick -- Blocking for the field goal and extra point -- Kicking off -- Making it as a kicker in the NFL -- Memorable field goals in the NFL -- Fantastic finishes -- Appendix: NFL placekicking records, career.
Summary: " NFL placekicking has quite a history, from the dropkick, to the placekick, to kicking barefoot, to soccer style kicking. Each style of kicking is analyzed through statistics to show its effectiveness for field goals and extra points. Also discussed is the use of artificial turf and the development of domed stadiums and their effects on placekicking accuracy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Kicking (Football)