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07-10-2012, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by NugentHopkinsfan View Post
CFL kickers need to use tee's to kick field goals.
It's more that the rules allow it than need. Though there has been the odd CFL kicker or two not to use a tee, most do, and there is no doubt FG kicking is easier using a tee.

The other big NFL-CFL difference in FG kicking is that NFL hash marks are in line with the goal posts (18.5 feet wide) while CFL hash marks are 51 feet wide -- just over five yards outside the posts. So for kicks from either hash mark, a CFL kicker has to factor in the angle in addition to distance, while an NFL kicker is still much more concerned with getting the distance right rather than accuracy (assuming weather is not a factor).

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