Enter the distance from the scrimmage line to the goal line (yds) into the Field Goal Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Field Goal Distance.

## Field Goal Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Field Goal Distance.

FGD = SG + 17

• Where FGD is the Field Goal Distance (yards)
• SG is the distance from the scrimmage line to the goal line (yds)

## How to Calculate Field Goal Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Field Goal Distance.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the distance from the scrimmage line to the goal line (yds).
• The distance from the scrimmage line to the goal line (yds) is given as: 35.
2. Finally, calculate the Field Goal Distance using the equation above:

FGD = SG + 17

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

FGD = 35 + 17 = 52 (yards)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

distance from the scrimmage line to the goal line (yds) = 40

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer.

FGD = SG + 17 = ?