Recently, the Liberty Flames Sports Network Game On show featured John Lunsford, Liberty's All-American kicker, who continues to leave his mark on the program's record books.
This past weekend, the senior connected on a 57-yard field goal with five seconds left in the first half of the Flames' road contest at Southern Illinois.
With the lengthy field goal, Lunsford now has kicked the four longest field goals in the country by a FCS kicker in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, the native of Fort Myers, Fla., had a 56-yard field goal in Liberty's FCS Playoff win over No. 15 James Madison and his first career 57-yard field goal against No. 25 Bryant.
The senior set a program and Big South record with a 60-yard field goal against No. 20 Richmond, dramatically sending last year's Homecoming football game into overtime with the record breaking kick at the end of regulation.
Lunsford has been rewriting Liberty's record books since his freshman season in 2012. As a collegiate rookie, the kicker started a streak of 94 consecutive made extra points, breaking a Liberty record that stood for 20 years.
With seven regular season games remaining in his senior year, Lunsford has his eyes set on several more records. The kicker currently ranks third in school history in kicker scoring with 248 points (school record: 309), extra points made with 128 (school record: 142) and field goals made with 40 (school record: 58).
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