SAN FRANCISCO – Former WVU and current Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has proven he can do just about anything he puts his mind to.
From booming crucial punts on the biggest stage in football, to starting his own comedy tour and even playing basketball with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters, McAfee has become quite the humorous character with an impressive resume.
So, what’s McAfee’s newest talent? Kicking field goals – blindfolded.
Today at the NFL Fan Experience in preparation for Super Bowl 50 this Saturday, the entertaining football star broke the world record for the “Longest Blind Field Goal”, forever etching his name in the coveted Guinness Book of World Records.
Former United States Army Green Beret and Seattle Seahawks long snapper Nate Boyer assisted McAfee in breaking the world record as he played the placeholder role. Boyer also broke a world record of his own today for the “Longest Long Snap”.
“Nate Boyer, a green beret, is the only badass in any of these photos… Annnd he’s also a World Record Holder,” McAfee posted to Twitter along with some images from the pair’s fun day on the football field.
While McAfee has yet to announce the official distance of his record-breaking kick, he was actually so proud of his newest honor that he included it in his Twitter bio for his 385,000 plus followers to see as soon as they click on his popular account.
McAfee graduated from West Virginia University in 2009. He was drafted by the Colts in the 2009 NFL Draft 222nd overall in the seventh round. Over a span of seven seasons, McAfee has played in 111 total games and averages 46.1 yards-per-punt.
The Colts specialist is quite possibly most notably known for his heartfelt generosity and connection with fans. In 2014, McAfee was named the Indianapolis Colts “Man of the Year” and was a finalist for this year’s Salute to Service Award which was “created to acknowledge the exceptional efforts by members of the NFL community to honor and support U.S. service members, veterans and their families” per NFL.com. He also donated over $18,000 dollars out-of-pocket to pay for needy families electricity bills this past Christmas.
The NFL needs more Pat McAfees.
Cover image courtesy of coltsroundup.com