May 3rd, 2012 at 1:17 PM ^

You should clarify that this is Zack Novak kicking a 56 yard field goal, and not San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak (for whom it would not be nearly as impressive).


May 3rd, 2012 at 1:24 PM ^

A a graduating senior and grit-meister supreme on one of the most successful M Bball teams in decades, does Novak get free reign around campus?

"So.. I think I'd like to go kick field goals at the big house today." "Ok."

"I think I'd like to direct the next MMB practice." "Ok."

"I think I want to go to Blimpie... and I want them to be nice to me." "No problem."

R Kelly

May 3rd, 2012 at 1:26 PM ^

Did he do that in basketball shoes too?  Hard to tell, but I've never seen high top soccer shoes before.  Unbelieveable either way.  


May 3rd, 2012 at 1:36 PM ^

Based on that video, I'd say he has a better shot to make the NFL as a kicker than the NBA!  That's a serious kick.


May 3rd, 2012 at 1:49 PM ^

People ignore the fact that Novak is not only an excellent athlete (e.g.,dunk contest) but also highly skilled (the 3 point shooting % and this FG video.)

IMO, Jordan Morgan, a guy with far less skill and athleticism, is the UMBB grit-champion.


May 3rd, 2012 at 1:49 PM ^

If only we had known about this particular talent from his first day on cool would it have been to have a guy that was " going for three" almost year-round? Pure grit indeed.


May 3rd, 2012 at 8:55 PM ^

I'll say it: it was a wobbly, line drive kick, probably the only kick he made of many attempts, and he had no helmet/pads.

Seriously, though, kid's an athlete and one of my favorite all-time M students.


May 4th, 2012 at 7:15 AM ^

If you don't believe me take a tee (yes I said tee) go out to your local high school or whatever football field and try it. I like to call myself an athlete but I tried it and the longest kick was a "line drive" 35 yrds without a wobble "after many tries". 60 yrds.... you've got to be kidding me. There is either a trick to it that I have no idea about or he has a very powerful leg and he should have came out for kicker he may have garnered a schollie, I am sure the NFL takes guys who can kick from the 50 yard line.