After kicking a new NFL record for longest field goal (64 yards), Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos has become extremely popular. So have his cleats.
According to ESPN, the Pro Football Hall of Fame wanted Prater’s cleats, badly.
“Yeah, they asked for the cleats. I said I’d give them to them after the season,” Prater told The Associated Press.
However, there is obviously no time table for when Prater will hand over his cleats, as the Broncos are primed for a Super Bowl run.
Sometimes kickers have their own rituals, or superstitions about their cleats. Kickers will sometimes change cleats each game, while guys like Prater only use one pair.
“I use the same ones for the whole season,” Prater said. “I have some I practice with and some I wear in games.”
Seeing as the previous record of 63 yards was only matched four times in NFL history, it will be seemingly harder for guys to reach 64 yards. It is looking like it could be Prater’s record for a while, however, the league is getting stronger kickers each year.