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Forbath Looking To Repeat 2012’s Success

Posted by Stephen Czarda on April 22, 2013 – 3:03 pm

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

Historically, the Redskins haven’t had a franchise kicker since Chip Lohmiller left town in 1994 and in the middle of the 2012 season signed a little-known kicker from UCLA, Kai Forbath.

Forbath, however, booted away any misconception that the Redskins currently lack a franchise kicker after he broke the NFL record for most field goals to start a career and scored the final points to secure a victory over the eventual Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.

With Forbath returning to Redskins Park for OTAs, he had a moment to reflect on his first season in the Nation’s Capital and was treated to a pleasant reminder of some of his best moments upon returning to his locker.

Up first is his game ball from the Burgundy and Gold’s 31-6 victory over the Eagles in  Week 11.

Now some may initially question the choice of No. 2 receiving the game ball that day especially when you consider the fact that Robert Griffin III lit up the Eagles for four touchdowns and compiled the first perfect quarterback rating in two years.

However, after quickly checking the box score from that day, the math adds up to a possible lead as to why Forbath got the ball.

Forbath 7-Eagles 6.

Regardless of who you would have voted for to win the game ball that day, both men were important to leading the Redskins to their first of seven straight victories after the bye week.

The Ravens game, however, was when it became obvious to the entire league that Forbath was as important as anyone for the NFC East champs.

Forbath nailed three field goals and two extra points including this perfectly placed kick between the uprights to seal an incredible comeback victory.

As No. 2 mentioned, hopefully we will be seeing a lot more game balls in his locker again in 2013.

Hail to the Redskins!

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