Congratulations Park City football player, David Dellenbach, on your 58-yard field goal kick against Wasatch on Friday night. Just before half-time Dellenbach ran onto the field and booted the longest field goal most people at Dozier Field had ever seen. For reference, the longest field goal ever in the NFL is 66 yards by Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens. While Dellenbach did not kick the longest field goal in Utah High School Football History (62 yards, I believe), he is immortalized in the top 10.
If you’ve never tried to kick a field goal, and are wondering how hard this is, from personal experience, even a 35-yard field goal isn’t easy. Fifty-eight yards is amazing. The crowd at Dozier recognized the achievement. Park City fans went wild — like the team had just won the state championship. Even Wasatch fans were impressed and clapped for the young man. Friday night, everyone in attendance saw something special.
Way to go David. May the rest of your year build off this tremendous feat.
Here is a link to the Miner’s Facebook page. The video of the kick is available there.