|How is field goal distance calculated.?|
It's calculated from the spot of the 'hold" to the position of the uprights. Generally, the ball is snapped 7 yards deep to the holder, and the uprights are always at the back of the end zone, 10 yards behind the goal line.
Yards the kicker is from the uprights.
how far away is the kick and the distance from the endzone to the post (which is ussaually 17 yds)
Line of scrimmage (spot of ball before snap) to the goal post (not endzone)
Take the yard line the ball is spotted on, add approx. seven yards for the distance the kicker kicks it behind the line of scrimmage, and then add ten for the distance of the end zone.
From the place the holder sets the ball down and then add 10 yards. For example the line of scrimmage might be the 20 yard line, the holder will line up approximatly 7 yards behind that and put the ball down at the 27 and then you add 10 yards because the endzone is 10 yards deep. So that would be a 37 yard field goal attempt. I hope this helps
what ever yard line they are on plus 17.
It is calculated from the spot of the kick plus 10 yards for the end zone. Therefore if you're attempting a field goal from the 15 yard line, the ball will be snapped back to about the 22 yard line than add 10 to that spot for the distance to the goalposts from the goal line and you have a 32 yd. field goal attempt.
17 yards is added to the line of scrimmage. Even if the hold is setting the ball down 8 yards behind the center the league will only allow 7 yards to be counted. 10 yards of course is for the endzone.
In college football, it is however far the line of scrimmage is from the end zone plus 17 yds. In the NFL, however, I've noticed that some announcers habitually add 17 yds, while others add 18. So there actually seems to be some discrepancy in calculating NFL yards.