Girl Breaks Football Throwing Record


After throwing a football 48 feet, five inches in the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick competition, seven-year-old Elly Evarts broke a national age group record. She was first to compete at the event in Orlando, and she fell a little short on her first try, but thankfully, everyone got two tries.

And on her second try at kicking, Elly more than doubled the total from her first, says her father Bo. "Her first kick was only about 24 feet,” he says, “but she came up for the second kick and nailed it about 50 feet, 9 inches.” She also had a throw of almost 49 feet and a punt of more than 51 feet.

She’s laid back about her success, too. "I was pretty confident after I went," Elly says. "I just took deep breaths." And it worked! Congratulations, Elly.

Source: USA Today


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