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.

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## 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)

To calculate the distance of a field goal attempt, add 17 to the distance from the scrimmage line to the goal line.

## How to Calculate Field Goal Distance?

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

Example Problem #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.

- 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** = ?**