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An Interview With Ove Johansson, The Man Who Kicked The Longest Field Goal Ever

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We're in a glorious age for placekickers. St. Louis's Greg "The Leg" Zuerlein wows us every Sunday. David Akers hit a a 63-yarder in September, and Sebastian Janikowski never stops doing Sebastian Janikowski things. A Spokane high schooler was good from 67 earlier this month.

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But no one on record has matched Ove Johansson, the now 64-year-old Swede, who kicked a 69-yard field goal for the Abilene Christian Wildcats at homecoming in 1976. On this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, kickers' Boswell, spoke with Johansson.

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