Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri Sets a Guinness World Record During Super Bowl Weekend
Indianapolis Colts placekicker Adam Vinatieri added another accolade to his impressive resume during Super Bowl weekend–only this time it wasn’t a ring.
The longtime Colts kicker and future Hall of Famer set a new Guinness World Record by converting 28 twenty-yard field goals in just one minute.
Vinatieri had a familiar face as his holder, as recently retired Colts punter Pat McAfee performed the honors–just like old times (via the Indy Star’s Zak Keefer):
Of course, perhaps the best part of Vinatieri’s latest accomplishment is that $15,000 has been donated on behalf of the legendary placekicker to the ‘Pat Tillman Foundation’, which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships.
While the Colts are unfortunately not playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl, it’s good to see that Indianapolis is still being represented well by players like Vinatieri, McAfee, NFL Network’s Reggie Wayne, and even former Colts great, now Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney–who will actually get to play on the game’s biggest stage Sunday.
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However, it’s Vinatieri who now gets to claim that he’s not only a 4x Super Bowl Champion, 3x 1st-Team All-Pro, and 3x Pro Bowler, but also a new record holder (in addition to the 44 consecutive field goal record he broke this past season).
Not just any ‘average’ record either, a Guinness World Record, as the 44 year old ageless wonder continues to kick at an incredibly high level.