Chiefs’ Harrison Butker drills longest field goal in Super Bowl history, breaking record set in 1st half

His first Super Bowl score was historic, but it didn’t last long.

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker made his second field goal of 57 yards in Super Bowl III against the San Francisco 49ers, breaking the record for longest kick in a Big Game.

The previous record was set by 49ers rookie kicker Jake Moody, who hit one home from 56 yards in the first half.


Kansas City Chiefs No. 7 Harrison Butker makes a 28-yard field goal during the second quarter of a game against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl III at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 11, 2024. kick (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

On 3rd and 14, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy went deep for Deebo Samuel, but the pass was cut off in the end zone.

So the 49ers were forced to settle for field goals, and Moody left his name in the record books, at least for a short period of time.

The University of Michigan graduate took the lead with a 55-yard field goal to give San Fran a 3-0 lead in the second quarter. It also turned out to be the longest field goal in Super Bowl history.

Moody surpassed that record by one yard. Steve Christie of the Buffalo Bills ran for 54 yards in Super Bowl XXVIII. However, the game did not end in the Bills’ favor, marking their fourth straight Super Bowl loss in recent years. In that Super Bowl, Emmitt Smith was named MVP for his 132-yard, two-touchdown performance on the ground, and the Dallas Cowboys won 30-13.

Jake Moody kicks in the Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers placekicker Jake Moody, 4, kicks a field goal during the first half of Super Bowl III against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium. (Mark J. Revillas-USA TODAY Sports)

However, Butker was called upon to cut the 49ers’ 10-3 lead in the second half and stepped in for a 57-yard attempt that was nearly blocked by the 49ers. The kick was low, but it went over the uprights to make it 10-6.

Butker had a perfect record in the playoffs, going 9-for-9.

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Moody was 21-of-25 from the field and 3-of-4 from 50 yards or more during the regular season.

The Chiefs marched right down the field to get on the board, but Isaiah Pacheco fumbled inside the red zone and the ball was quickly given back to San Fran.

Jake Moody after taking a kick

Jake Moody, 4, of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after kicking a Super Bowl record 55-yard field goal in the first quarter. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


The Niners are aiming to win their first Super Bowl since the 1994 season. The Chiefs are trying for their third ring in five years.

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