You don’t see this very often, if at all.
Division III Texas Lutheran kicker Tyler Hopkins set up18-yard field goal attempt Saturday night against Belhaven University. The kick was blocked, but the ricochet landed right in front of Hopkins, to which he kicked right back up and through the uprights.
— TLU Bulldogs (@tluathletics) September 17, 2017
Though the referees under the goat post understandably seemed confused, the kick was ruled good, awarding three points to TLU. Turns out, the refs were correct.
According to the NCAA rule book, “any free kick or scrimmage kick continues to be a kick until it is caught or recovered by a player or becomes dead.” Hopkins’ kick was never recovered by anyone before he kicked it back the second time.