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John Daly boots barefooted field goal, is somehow still an NFL free agent

September 07, 2023

Last week we excitedly shared an unearthed gem of a video showing John Daly drilling a 50-yard(!) field goal at a Denver Broncos practice three decades ago. Amazing stuff. But today we're equally as excited to share some related news: John Daly still has it.

And by it we mean a booming leg that made him the placekicker for a Missouri high school football team that won a state title four decades ago. Or, rather, a booming foot, because while Daly still kicks lefty, the two-time major champ apparently likes to do his kicking barefooted now. Have a look:

Not quite 50 yards (probably more like 30), but still impressive. And again, in his bare feet. Talk about an elite athlete. Somehow the NFL season is starting on Thursday and this guy is still a free agent!

Anyway, Daly didn't use the video as a team tryout, but rather as a plea for a shoe deal:


Savvy move by the 57-year-old. Long live Long John.