Alabama has a kicker? Fans hype up Will Reichard after booming 52-yard field goal
When Alabama got 1 second put back on the clock just before halftime in Saturday’s showdown vs. Georgia, K Will Reichard lined up for a 52-yard attempt.
Based on Alabama’s kicking struggles over the past several seasons, it’s probably safe to say no one other than Reichard and maybe his holder were confident he could make it.
But, he absolutely drilled it, as you can see in the video below:
Alabama…..has a kicker?
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 18, 2020
That sent Alabama into the locker room trailing 24-20 instead of 24-17, and it gave the Tide more confidence in their kicking game.
How long has it been since Alabama has made a 50-yard field goal? A long time:
Will Reichard’s 52-yard FG before halftime was the first 50-plus kick made by an Alabama kicker since Adam Griffith in the 2015 Iron Bowl.
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) October 18, 2020
Let’s just say fans and media members were effusive in their praise for Reichard after he drilled the 52-yarder:
52 yard BOMBBBBB #ForTheBrand
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 18, 2020
I wanna mention perhaps one of the biggest plays in the game that went unnoticed.
Will Reichard’s field goal before the half expired gave Alabama some momentum. A big kick in a key moment helped propel the Alabama comeback.
Feels good to finally have a reliable kicker.
— Sanket Shah (@itsmesanketshah) October 18, 2020
Will Reichard walking into the locker room at half pic.twitter.com/CRXRyrfe20
— James Todd (@jamestodd425) October 18, 2020
Can we just talk about how Will Reichard nailed a 52-yarder with :01 second remaining in the first half? With an earlier kick and the one to end the half, Reichard is perfect on the season.
Never thought that’d be possible for an Alabama team.
— RJ Nealon (@RNealonsports) October 18, 2020
Honorable Mention- Will Reichard !!! https://t.co/eSRDQmvPrT
— luvcats13 (@luvcats13) October 18, 2020
Can we talk about how beautiful that 52-yard FG from Will Reichard was pic.twitter.com/FX6WrIj7P9
— Hayden George (@HaydenGeorge_15) October 18, 2020
I’m old enough to remember being called silly for believing in Will Reichard. Guess who isn’t silly!
— Danny 🇺🇸🅰️🏈🐘 (@BamaCardsPack) October 18, 2020
— Brandon (@brancolts33) October 18, 2020
— Vanessa Echols (@VEcholsWFTV) October 18, 2020
Lots of big plays, none bigger than the @WillReichard FG to end the half.
— B-Dub (@are_tea_are) October 18, 2020
— robinscherbatzk (@robinscherbatzk) October 18, 2020
Alabama is now 4-for-4 on field goals this year. What a crazy year 2020 has been.