Jake Moody

American football player (born 1999)

American football player
Jake Moody
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Moody with the Michigan Wolverines in 2021
No. 4 – San Francisco 49ers
Personal information
Born: (1999-11-23) November 23, 1999 (age 24)
Commerce, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Northville (Northville, Michigan)
College:Michigan (2018–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 3 / Pick: 99
Career history
  • San Francisco 49ers (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Field goals made:21
Field goals attempted:25
Field goal %:80.7
Points scored:135
Longest field goal:57
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jake Moody (born November 23, 1999) is an American football placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Michigan, twice earning All-American honors and winning the Lou Groza Award in 2021. Moody was selected by the 49ers in the third round of the 2023 NFL draft, making him only the second kicker since 2016 to be drafted in the top 100 selections.

Early years

Moody attended Northville High School in Northville, Michigan. He played football and baseball at Northville High.[1]

College career

Moody committed to the University of Michigan in February 2018.[2][3] He initially committed without a scholarship but was put on scholarship in June 2018.[4]

As a true freshman in 2018, Moody set a Wolverines' single-game record with six field goals in a 31–20 victory over Indiana.[5][6] In April 2020, he set a personal record in practice with a 69-yard field goal.[7]

As a senior in 2021, he successfully converted 22 of 24 field goal attempts and 56 of 56 extra-point kicks.[8] He also kicked a game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter against Nebraska on October 9.[9] His 122 points led the 2021 Michigan Wolverines football team in scoring.[10] He was named the 2021 Bakken–Andersen Big Ten Kicker of the Year and Lou Groza Award winner.[11][12][13]

Moody returned for a fifth season in 2022, taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted due to the 2020 season being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.[14] He went 5-for-5 on field goals, including a career-long 54-yard kick, against Michigan State on October 29, 2022.[15]

With his third-quarter extra point on November 5, 2022, in a game against Rutgers, Moody became the fifth player in Michigan history to reach 300 career points.[16] With his first-quarter extra point on November 12 in a game against Nebraska, Moody became the third player in Michigan history to record consecutive seasons with 100-plus points, following Anthony Thomas (1999–2000) and Tom Harmon (1939–40).[17] With four field goals against Illinois on November 19, 2022, including the game-winner with nine seconds left, Moody became the Michigan career field goal leader, with 65, passing Garrett Rivas, and tied Remy Hamilton's single-season mark of 25. [18]

For the 2022 regular season, Moody converted 26 of 32 field goal attempts for an average of 81.25%. He also converted 53 of 53 on extra points. He also led Michigan with 131 points scored.[19] With Moody's field goal in the second quarter during the 2022 Fiesta Bowl, he broke Desmond Howard's single-season scoring record (138 points) set in 1991, and finished with 147 points during the season. Moody finished his career with 355 points, setting a new all-time Michigan scoring record, surpassing the previous record of 354 points set by Garrett Rivas. He also set the program record for longest field goal made at 59-yards, surpassing the previous record of 57-yards held by Quinn Nordin and Hayden Epstein.[20]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 0+58 in
(1.84 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
30+78 in
(0.78 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)

Moody was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (99th overall) of the 2023 NFL draft, making him just the second kicker to be selected within the top 100 picks in the last 15 drafts (along with Roberto Aguayo in 2016),[22] and only the fifth kicker since 2000 to be selected in the first three rounds.[a][24] He and Michigan teammate Brad Robbins became the second punter and kicker tandem to be taken in the same draft in the last 40 years.[25] He was the first of three kickers drafted in the 2023 draft, followed by Chad Ryland and Anders Carlson.[26]

Moody, despite having been injured in the final preseason game, was cleared as the starting kicker for Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. During the game, he made all 3 field goal attempts and all three extra point attempts. This made him the first rookie kicker since Justin Tucker in 2012 to go 3-for-3 or better on extra points and field goal attempts in a season opener.[27] During Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams, Moody again made all 3 field goal attempts and all 3 extra point attempts, including a 57-yard field goal, which was the longest successful field goal by a rookie kicker in 49ers' franchise history.[28] In Week 6, Moody had a poor performance in Cleveland, missing 2 field goals, including a potential game winning kick from 41 yards away as time expired. Moody bounced back afterward; in a game against the Arizona Cardinals, he set the longest streak of 53 straight extra points made since the NFL moved the extra point attempt back to the 15-yard-line.[29] Moody made 21 field goals in 25 attempts during the regular season.[30] He missed a field goal early in each of San Francisco's two playoff victories, but ultimately made the winning kick in both.[31] In Super Bowl LVIII, Moody set the record for longest field goal made in a Super Bowl when he kicked a 55-yarder in the second quarter, which also provided the first three points scored in the game. However, the record was broken just one quarter later when opposing kicker Harrison Butker made a 57 yard field goal.[32] Although Moody had an extra point attempt blocked in the fourth quarter, he made another field goal of over 50 yards to give San Francisco a three-point lead later in the quarter, and kicked a shorter field goal in overtime to again give the 49ers the lead before the Kansas City Chiefs scored a touchdown to win 25–22.[33]

NFL career statistics

Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP Overall FGs PATs Kickoffs Points
2023 SF 17 57 21 25 84.0 60 61 98.4 90 63.1 54 121
Career 17 57 21 25 84.0 60 61 98.4 90 63.1 54 121

Highlights and awards

49ers franchise records

  • Longest successful kick by a rookie kicker (57 yards)[34]
  • Longest field goal converted in a Super Bowl (55 yards)[35]


  1. ^ The others were Sebastian Janikowski (2000 draft, 1st round), Mike Nugent (2005, 2nd), Roberto Aguayo (2016, 2nd) and Nate Kaeding (2004, 3rd).[23]


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  3. ^ McCabe, Mick (February 7, 2018). "Northville's Jake Moody plans to be on scholarship at Michigan — but when?". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  4. ^ Petzold, Evan (July 4, 2018). "Michigan Puts Freshman Kicker Jake Moody on Scholarship". Wolverines Wire. USA Today. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  5. ^ Lage, Larry (November 18, 2021). "U-M has sights set on Buckeyes, Big Ten title". Lansing State Journal. Associated Press. p. 3C – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Wolfe, Ethan (November 18, 2018). "From redzone struggles, Moody has historic day". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  7. ^ Sang, Orion (April 13, 2020). "Michigan football's Jake Moody sets personal record with 69-yard FG". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  8. ^ "Jake Moody 2021 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  9. ^ Chengelis, Angelique S. (October 10, 2021). "Clutch gene: Kicker Jake Moody continues to deliver for Wolverines". The Detroit News. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  10. ^ "2021 Michigan Wolverines Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  11. ^ Hole, Isaiah (November 30, 2021). "Aidan Hutchinson, Jake Moody, Michigan defense earn Big Ten yearly honors". Wolverines Wire. USA Today. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  12. ^ Chengelis, Angelique S. (November 23, 2021). "Michigan kicker Jake Moody named Lou Groza Award finalist". The Detroit News. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  13. ^ Ablauf, Dave; Shepard, Chad (December 9, 2021). "Moody Becomes Michigan's First-Ever Lou Groza Award Winner". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  14. ^ McMann, Aaron (January 15, 2022). "Kicker Jake Moody returning to Michigan in 2022". MLive.com. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  15. ^ Woods, Kory (October 30, 2022). "Michigan's Jake Moody turns in a career day in victory over MSU". MLive.com. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  16. ^ "Postgame Notes: #4 Michigan 52, Rutgers 17". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. November 5, 2022. Retrieved November 6, 2022.
  17. ^ "Postgame Notes: #3 Michigan 34, Nebraska 3". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. November 12, 2022. Retrieved November 12, 2022.
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  19. ^ "2022 Michigan Football Statistics". University of Michigan. Retrieved November 26, 2022.
  20. ^ "Postgame Notes: #3 TCU 51, #2 Michigan 45". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. December 31, 2022. Retrieved December 31, 2022.
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  23. ^ Camenker, Jacob (October 8, 2023). "Who is the 49ers kicker? Why San Francisco drafted Jake Moody to replace Robbie Gould". Sporting News. Retrieved February 12, 2024.
  24. ^ Baumgardner, Nick (October 29, 2023). "Jake Moody selected by 49ers in third round, highest draft pick for kicker since 2016". The Athletic. Retrieved February 12, 2024. Moody's selection marks the fifth time since 2000 a kicker was selected in the top 100. He is the first kicker to be selected in the third round since Nate Kaeding in 2004 — Aguayo (2016) and Mike Nugent (2005) were second-round picks.
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  26. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
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  28. ^ "Studs and Duds from 49ers' tough 30-23 divisional win vs. Rams in Week 2". Niners Wire. September 18, 2023. Retrieved September 19, 2023.
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  30. ^ "Jake Moody 2023 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  31. ^ Shook, Nick (February 6, 2024). "Niners kicker Jake Moody feels prepared for Super Bowl moment after learning from painful misses". NFL.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2024. Retrieved February 12, 2024.
  32. ^ Murphy, Brian (February 12, 2024). "Longest field goal in Super Bowl history: Harrison Butker tops Jake Moody's short-lived mark at Super Bowl 58". Sporting News. Archived from the original on February 12, 2024. Retrieved February 12, 2024.
  33. ^ Irving, Kyle (February 12, 2024). "Jake Moody's blocked extra point: What went wrong on 49ers' pivotal play in Super Bowl 58?". Sporting News. Archived from the original on February 12, 2024. Retrieved February 12, 2024.
  34. ^ Call III, Tommy (September 18, 2023). "Studs and Duds from 49ers' tough 30-23 divisional win vs. Rams in Week 2". Niners Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  35. ^ Meyer, Craig (February 11, 2024). "Michigan football's Jake Moody kicks Super Bowl-record 55-yard field goal for 49ers vs. Chiefs". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved February 16, 2024.

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