The Lions and several other teams have expressed interest in UFL kicker Jake Bates following his impressive 64-yard field goal

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Jake Bates (Credits: NBC)

Michigan Panthers kicker Jake Bates hadn’t kicked a field goal in a while, but he got the opportunity to change that during Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Battlehawks.

In a crucial moment, the Panthers turned to Bates to attempt a 64-yard field goal to win the game. Despite not having made a field goal since high school, Bates delivered when it mattered most.

With a practice try after a late timeout, he successfully kicked the ball twice, securing an 18-16 victory for the Panthers.

Jake Bates (Credits: FOX Sports)

This remarkable performance has caught the attention of NFL teams, including the Lions, who have shown interest in Bates following his impressive field goal.

Bates, who previously played soccer at Central Arkansas and kicked off for Texas State, had brief stints with the Buccaneers and Texans. Now, his standout performance may open up new opportunities for him in the NFL.

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Ritik Katiyar is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Pharmaceutics. Currently, he lives in Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India. You can find him writing about all sorts of listicle topics. A pharmaceutical postgrad by day, and a content writer by night. You can write to him at [email protected]

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