50 yard field goals, Nick Feely

50 yard field goals, Nick Feely

Submitted by LB on August 10th, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Last name seems familiar!


The original caption said "@nfeely drills a couple of 50 yard field goals in his first high school practice today for #2 ranked Armwood.




The No. 2 team in the nation is seemingly loaded at every position so why not kicker.

Nick Feely, from the first family of kickers in Tampa, will kick for the Hawks this season. Sidelined with an injury that threatened to prematurely end his football career, Feely is back and as strong as ever.

Participating at a University of Michigan camp earlier this offseason, Feely won everything, said his father, Tom, who trains several of the top kickers in the area.

"He's had a good summer," Tom Feely said.

It's been a two-year process to get Nick Feely back onto the field. He suffered severe breaks in his right leg and foot in a freak accident. Feely's older brothers, including Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely, excelled at Jesuit.

At Monday's practice, Feely quickly endeared himself to his new teammates by nailing a pair of 50-yard field goals. Then he showed off his punting strengths. Even running back Matt Jones, sidelined with a knee injury, was impressed.

"This is a good fit for him," Tom Feely said. "He's real excited."