Perhaps the most exciting news coming out of the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday evening training camp practice is that kicker Shaun Suisham nailed a 60-yard field goal.
Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times reports via Twitter that it just did clear the crossbar.
Suisham hits from 60 yards, barely. Round of applause for kicker
— Chris Bradford (@PghBradford) August 14, 2013
During his 11 years in the league, The Kicking Canuck has hit twice from 52 yards out during a game and that distance stands as his career long.
Last season, Suisham put together a great year as he was 28-of-31 on all field goal attempts and perfect on extra points.
Two of Suisham\’s three misses last season came from 50 or more yards out.
The Steelers brought in Danny Hrapmann to challenge Suisham this year in training camp, but much like long snapper Greg Warren discarded his challenger this year, Hrapmann is unlikely to be around much longer should the team need another roster spot soon.