Justin Tucker


Opera singer/hip-hop aficionado/Ravens kicker Justin Tucker tells USA TODAY that he thinks he can break Matt Prater‘s NFL record 64-yard field goal by successfully converting a 70 yarder.

“If I pulled out the 8-degree driver – on a day when I’m feeling real fresh – I could probably hit one from 70 yards,” Tucker told USA TODAY Sports. “I hit one from 70 yards in pregame in Detroit this past Monday night.”

What is the former University of Texas standout’s longest shot?

“In practice I’ve hit from 79 yards,” Tucker said. “That was in Denver before our opener in September. The weather was perfect; the field was good. With the altitude in the Rocky Mountains, the ball jumps off your foot.

“The reality is a situation like that will come up once in a blue moon. But if you have that club in your bag, you never know when you’re going to need to use it.”

Could you imagine seeing John Harbaugh send out Tucker to attempt a 70 yard kick? It’ll never happen, but man do I wish it would.