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Longest Football Throw Into A Basketball Hoop

United States Andy Pelphrey

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Stambaugh, Kentucky, United States / December 1, 2011

Andy Pelphrey successfully made a shot into a basketball hoop from 16 feet away using an American football.

- must use standard-sized American football
- must use standard-sized basketball hoop
- must attempt record on a flat surface
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


Tags: sportsbasketballfarthestdistanceshootingAmerican football

  • United States Eric Patterson

    Eric Patterson

    You can't see it through the trees and the other angle the camera duos down so you don't actually see it go in

  • United States Tripp Ragans

    Tripp Ragans

    You could see it disappear at one point. So fake

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Awesome record. For future submissions, try to shoot with a better camera so we can feature your videos on Facebook and elsewhere!

  • United States John Williams

    John Williams

    Wow that was amazing

  • England Laurent Kelly

    Laurent Kelly

    I was hoping to see the classic Larry Bird finger salute following this incredible feat. Congrats.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Johnny Manziel's throw with Dude Perfect is way longer:

    I vote we deny Kevin's attempt. Someone get out there and beat Johnny!

  • United States Ryan Weiss

    Ryan Weiss

    the fact that when this video is being played, the football starts off really slow, and then happens to go much quicker when its back and viewed on the camera. also, all viewers watching this video does not see the football the whole time after it left your hands; the football is not visible for a certain period of time for the camera.

    • United States Kevin


      haters gonna hate...

    • United States Ryan Weiss

      Ryan Weiss

      no, im not saying that i hate your record, im saying that i wish there were multiple video camera's recording what your attempting. and also that if that were the case, you would be able to play back in real-time what you did without slowing/speeding any part of the video. but because there are parts of your video that are slowed down, thats whats called a mis-cue.

    • Canada Dan Rollman

      Dan Rollman

      And following Ryan's words, I'm not hating, either. Just think you should provide a video that clearly demonstrates a: the entire throw, and b: clear evidence that you were 120 feet away. Provide foolproof evidence and we will all bow to you.

  • United States Corey Henderson

    Corey Henderson

    Not to take anything away from your attempt, but I like thinking about the other X takes where you turn to the camera and say "deal with it!" and it didn't go in. :)

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Kevin, amazing work! Do you have video evidence that shows you were actually 120 feet away? Could you provide it?

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