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Kai Forbath’s Memorable Debuts

Kai Forbath knows how to leave a good first impression.

The Washington Redskins kicker signed with the team shortly before Week 6 of the 2012 season, never attempting a kick in the NFL.

In a position where uncertainty is the biggest certainty, no one was unsure of what Forbath was going to do when he lined up for his first field goal attempt–a 50 yarder.

Straight through the uprights, as did the next 16 attempts.

Setting a record for most field goals successfully converted to start a career (17), 2012 was the second incredible debut by Forbath.

The first?

His freshman season at UCLA in 2007 where connected on 25 field goal attempts–most by a freshman in FBS history.

That performance netted him a spot on NFL.com’s ‘All-Time All Freshman Team’ list.

And as we are now only 13 days away from the start of the 2014 Washington Redskins Training Camp, a look back at some of Forbath’s best kicks during his Redskins career:


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ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.