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Super Bowl record for longest field goal set by 49ers rookie Jake Moody

time san francisco 49ers The decision to select Jake Moody in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft was a decision that required some explanation from general manager John Lynch.

In the second quarter of Super Bowl LVIII, Lynch’s reasoning got a little easier.

With the score tied at 0-0, Moody appeared on the field to attempt a 55-yard field goal. The rookie kicker beat the uprights, giving the 49ers a three-point lead.

In the process of setting a new Super Bowl record:

As mentioned above, it was the longest field goal in Super Bowl history.

Moody was selected 99th overall last spring, making him the earliest kicker to be drafted since Roberto Aguayo in 2016 and the sixth kicker to be drafted in the first 100 picks since 2000. At the time, Lynch said of the appointment:

“Since then, I can tell you a lot of teams have called and said they’ll be there shortly after that,” Lynch said on KNBR’s show in May. Murph & Mack show. “And actually, the team tried to trade up to get in front of us. I mean, that’s something we feel really good about. Like with all these guys, only time will tell. But… We think he has the makings to be a really foundational type of player for us for years to come and we’re proud to have him as part of our team.”

Perhaps Lynch is even prouder now.

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