St. Louis Rams' Greg Zuerlein Breaks Team Field Goal Record..Twice

Jamal CollierAnalyst IIISeptember 30, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 18: Greg Zuerlein #4 of the St. Louis Rams kicks against the Kansas City Chiefs during a pre-season game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 18, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Greg Zuerlein of the St. Louis Rams might be the NFL’s version of Jimmer Fredette. Young GZ is absolutely money from deep.

Fantasy owners have been put on notice by yours truly regarding this guy for well over a month now.

St. Louis has struggled to put points on the board offensively this season. In the first half of the team’s Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks, Danny Amendola scored a receiving touchdown.

But it didn’t come from Sam Bradford.

The team’s rookie punter and place-holder, Johnny Hekker, tossed the ball to a wide open Amendola near the right sideline in the end zone on a fake field goal.

So the Rams have had to manufacture points, and this is nothing new to St. Louis fans.

Meanwhile, they have this other rookie that they call Young GZ, Greg Zuerlein, booting three-balls from almost anywhere in enemy territory.

As if Zuerlein’s first three weeks of 13-, 12- and nine-fantasy-point outputs, respectively, weren’t convincing enough, Young GZ took it upon himself to score the majority of the Rams’ first 16 points.

The St. Louis field-goal distance record was held by Jeff Wilkins before Sunday.

Zuerlein broke it.


Young GZ lined up and banged through a 58-yarder in the first quarter, setting a new team mark for field goal length.

Then he topped it just after halftime.

The Seahawks executed a surprise onside kick coming out of the locker room. The Rams recovered it and, as usual, proceeded to have trouble moving the ball.

But instead of a three-and-out, head coach Jeff Fisher called for the rookie kicker to try to get the ball through the uprights from way back. Zuerlein answered with a 60-yard bomb, breaking his own team record that had stood for less than two quarters.

With the way this guy is progressing, it’s just a matter of time before he sets the NFL mark for the longest field goal in a game.

If he’s on your fantasy waiver wire right now, he won’t be this time next week.

And yes, I just wrote an article about a fantasy kicker.