Panthers’ Graham Gano Ties NFL Record with a 63-yard FG

Graham Gano with Panthers in 2018. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

While some NFL kickers had a terrible day on Sunday, others wrote history. With one second left in the game against the New York Giants, Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano managed to make a 63-yard field goal and not only bring his team a 33-31 win but also tie the NFL record.

Gano now holds the league’s record for the longest game-winning field goal alongside New Orleans Saints’ Tom Dempsey. Dempsey made a 63-yards FG in 1970 to bring Saints the win against Detroit Lions.

“I don’t even think it’s hit me. I didn’t think it was that far when I went out there,” said overwhelmed Gano after the game.

You can check out his game-winning FG below.

This 63-yarder also broke Panthers’ record for the longest field goal in a regular-season game.

“I’m happy that we got a kicker like that,” – said Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton of Gano. “A wise man once told me a great quarterback is only as good as his kicker. Graham put the whole team on his back. Well, on his toe.”

Graham Gano signed with Baltimore Ravens in 2009 as an undrafted free agent but was waived by the team before the season started. He then signed with the Washington Redskins, where he played for three years before joining Carolina Panthers in 2012.

During his NFL career, Gano has made 214 out of 261 attempted field goals.