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In the glamorous game of professional football, kickers are the unsung heroes of the gridiron. They are more likely to be remembered for missing a kick than for making one, yet they are expected to walk out on the field cold with three seconds left and split the uprights from 50 yards in a snowstorm… If he makes it, he is the hero for a moment. If he misses, he faces the wrath of an entire city for at least a week, and he may find himself out of a job entirely.
The psychological elements of being a kicker are unparalleled in the sports landscape. With extreme pressure as part of the basic job description, it is no surprise that kickers tend to be cut from a different cloth than position players. These men often have unique personalities with strict training regimens, practice routines and superstitions. Often they can be isolated from their teammates, sometimes by choice.
These are interesting characters with a unique job in a glamorous industry where they score the most points on the field, but they remain misunderstood and are commonly disrespected off the field. The top 31 leading scorers in NFL history are all kickers, but there is only one kicker in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They play a vital role to their teams by perfecting a skill that looks far easier than it is in reality, and there are only 32 jobs in the world at their position. This feature documentary film tells their story.
THE KICKER features exclusive interviews with:
Jim E. Mora
Jim L. Mora
The film is currently in post-production. Stay tuned for updates! Please send all sponsorship, distribution and media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.