FGByDistanceR Documentation



Field goal results in the NFL (by distance)


A dataset with 51 observations on the following 7 variables.

Row Case ID
Dist Distance of the attempt (in yards)
N Number of kicks attempted from that distance
Makes Nmber of kicks made from that distance
PropMakes Proportion of attempts made
Blocked Number of kicks blocked
PropBlocked Proportion of kicks blocked


This dataset summarizes all 8520 field goals attempted by place kickers in the National Football League (NFL) during regular season games for the 2000 through the 2008 seasons. Results are counts (attempted, made, and blocked) and proportions (made and blocked) for each distance.


We thank Sean Forman and Doug Drinen of Sports Reference LLC for providing us with the NFL field goal data set.