BOCA RATON – Midway through the third quarter of FAU’s 42-19 loss to Navy, John Clancy snapped the ball to Ryan Rickel, who held it under one finger at the 44, where it was ready for Greg Joseph to boot his way into the FAU record book.
Joseph promptly launched the ball through the goal posts, 54 yards away, simultaneously breaking the record for the longest field goal in FAU history and giving Joseph 234 points in his career – the most ever for an FAU player.
Couldn’t have done it without the snapper and holder,” Joseph said. “Clancy and Rickel made it happen for me.”
Joseph had plenty of extra leg on that record breaking kick.
“It felt good,” he said. “Snap was perfect, Hold was perfect. Ball felt good coming off my foot.”
Joseph passed Mark Myers, the first kicker in program history, for most points and most career field goals on Friday.
He also tied Myers for most career extra points earlier in the game. He’s now connected on 92 consecutive extra point attempts.
Myers and Mitch Anderson had previously kicked 53-yard field goals for FAU.
“I always look back on everything with a smile,” Joseph said. “I try to live a life with no regrets. I’m just happy I was able to do this for a family. It puts a smile on my mom’s face.”
Joseph came to FAU as a walk-on before earning a scholarship.
He entered the season trailing Myers by one in both the field goal and extra point departments. He might have broken the extra point mark on Friday, too, but FAU elected to go for a two-point conversion following its fourth-quarter touchdown.
In honor of Joseph’s accomplishment, we bring you a special edition of Down With DeVivo. The video was shot earlier in the year, but we elected to hold onto it until Joseph inevitably re-wrote the FAU record book with his foot.