The Michigan Wolverines are ranked in the top five in the country heading into their prime time Saturday night matchup against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, and boast a kicking game that could easily be considered one of the best in the country.
Placekicker Jake Moody became the first-ever Lou Groza Award for the nation’s best kicker last season, making all 56 of his extra point attempts and 22 of his 24 field goal attempts.
Punter Brad Robbins is a three-time All-Big Ten honoree (honorable mention, coaches, 2017, 2020-21; media, 2020-21).
One of Michigan’s all-time great kickers is Jay Feely, a 5-foot-10, 206 pound kicker who made 17-for-22 field goals in 1998, his second year with the Wolverines, before going on to have an even better career in the NFL.
Feely made 332 of 402 kicks over the course of his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, a second stint with the Cardinals, and finally with the Chicago Bears in 2014, his 14th and final season with the team.
Recently, Twitter became abuzz with chatter as user @Stuckey shared video of Feely seemingly losing touch with reality while calling an Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo game.
In the clip shown below, Eastern Michigan kicker Paulie Fricano attempts a long field goal, only to miss badly to the right.
What follows on the call can only be described as Feely, the announcer for CBS Sports, having some type of out-of-body experience.
An odd thing to ponder considering his long history of success both as a player and broadcaster.
That time when Jay Feely lost all touch with reality while announcing a game pic.twitter.com/QeyDmuRbjY
— Stuckey (@Stuckey2) September 10, 2022
The kick was attempted from 50 yards away.
Fricano finished his career in 2017 for the Eagles, making 34-of-45 field goal attempts before moving on from the team according to emueagles.com.