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Texas K Cameron Dicker drills 57-yard FG in first half vs. Rice

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Dicker the Kicker has a leg on him.

NCAA Football: Iowa State at Texas John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

Cameron Dicker. The Kicker.

With just over a minute remaining in the first half of the Texas Longhorns’ meeting with the Rice Owls, the sophomore jogged out onto the field for a 57-yard field goal attempt — a notable distance at even the NFL level.

Seven seconds later, Dicker’s 57-yard attempt not only pushed Texas’ lead to 31-0 before the break, but became the longest made field goal by any Longhorns kicker since Jeff Ward also drilled one from 57 yards out against Texas A&M in 1985.

Dicker’s 57-yard field goal is now tied for the seventh-longest connection by any kicker in school history. Aside from Ward, and now Dicker, the only Longhorn to connect from that distance is Russell Exlerben, who converted the six longest field goals in program history, including a school record 67-yard make against Rice in 1977.

The conversion from 57 yards out, of course, serves as a new career-best for Dicker, who was 1-of-2 from beyond 50 yards entering the evening, with his only previous connection from that distance coming from 52 yards last season against Texas Tech.