Longest Field Goals
You noted in your story about Washington State kicker Jason Hanson (Best in His Field, Oct. 21) that Hanson's 62-yard field goal against UNLV in September was the longest in a college game since the 1989 rule change abolishing the kicking tee. Who had the longest ever?
?Three men are tied at 67 yards: Russell Erxleben of Texas was the first to achieve that distance (Oct. 1, 1977), followed by Steve Little of Arkansas (Oct. 15, 1977) and Joe Williams of Wichita State (Oct. 21, 1978). As fate would have it, Erxleben, who also played five pro seasons for the New Orleans Saints, made less pleasant news last month, when he was indicted in two Texas counties on felony bad-check charges. Erxleben denies the charges.—ED.