Field goals have been as exciting as touchdowns over the years in the NFL. Especially when they determine the outcome of the game.

But they are even more exciting when they are long ones. Once it gets past 45 yards, I take notice.

Who holds the record for the longest field goal in NFL history? That would be placekicker Matt Prater.

Prater, playing for the Denver Broncos at the time, made history on December 8, 2013. He kicked a 64 yard attempt thru the uprights.

In the history of the NFL regular season, only 15 field goals have been made from at least 60 yards. See the NFL field goal history, especially the second longest on record from 1970.