Former Nittany Lion scores the first points of Super Bowl LIV
The first points of the Super Bowl came thanks to a former B1G kicker.
San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould was the first to account for any points in Super Bowl LIV, knocking down a 38-yard field goal to give his team an early 3-0 lead against the Kansas City Chiefs. Gould was at Penn State from 2001-04.
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This year mark’s Gould’s third with the 49ers. In the regular season, he converted 23-of-31 field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards. He’s also made 41-of-42 extra point attempts this season.
Including his first kick of Super Bowl LIV, Gould has been perfect this postseason. He was 2-of-2 against Minnesota and converted all three extra point attempts. In the NFC Championship Game, he made all three field goal tries against Green Bay, including a long of 54 yards. He also knocked down all four PATs.
Gould is in his 15th season in the NFL.