Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jon Brown hit the first regular season field goal of his career this afternoon. Not his NFL career, but his entire football career.
Yes, you read that correctly. Brown had never kicked a field goal in an actual game before in his life. A former Kentucky soccer star turned Louisville football kickoff specialist, Brown got the call up from the practice squad this week.
He is somehow the fifth kicker Jacksonville has used so far this season. Josh Lambo, Aldrick Rosas, Stephen Hauschka and Brandon Wright are all dealing with injuries.
Brown did make a 55-yard field goal in preseason for the Cincinnati Bengals two years ago, but again, he had never done it in a real game until this afternoon.
Jaguars kicker Jon Brown had never kicked a field goal in a high school, college or regular-season professional game before today.
He was a soccer player and kickoff specialist.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2020
Brown’s field goal came from 31 yards out on the right hash. It got Jacksonville on the board against the Detroit Lions.
A kick he’ll never forget! Jon Brown’s first career FG.
— Louisville Football (@UofLFootball) October 18, 2020
What a moment for Brown. Right now, Jacksonville is down 14-3, but even if they lose, today was a day their new kicker will never forget.