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49ers rookie K Moody drills 55-yard field goal to set Super Bowl record

Jake Moody warms up before Super Bowl LVIII Jake Moody warms up before Super Bowl LVIII - The Canadian Press

San Francisco 49ers rookie kicker Jake Moody is the new record holder for the longest field goal in Super Bowl history as he drilled a 55-yard attempt to open the scoring in Super Bowl LVIII. 

Moody's field goal gave the 49ers a 3-0 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter.

The 24-year-old missed field goals in back-to-back postseason games against the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions

Steve Christie was the previous record-holder for his 54-yard field goal as a member of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys.