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The Incredible Story of the Feely Family

Posted on: September 14, 2011 5:38 pm
Edited on: September 14, 2011 8:37 pm
I want to tell you about a remarkable football family. There's the father, Tom Feely, a kicking coach. There's his son, Jay, a highly respected kicker for the Arizona Cardinals. There's the other son, Tyler, a kicker for Columbia University. And there's another son, Nick, a high school kicker in Florida.

A family of highly achieving kickers. One a professional. One kicking in college. One kicking in high school.

Stunning, right? But here's the best part.

They all play this weekend.

Nick will play on Friday, Tyler on Saturday and Jay on Sunday. Three kicking brothers on one football weekend.

This may have been done before but it remains an extremely rare accomplishment. It says a lot about Tom, the father, that this is happening. How does a proud father watch all three this weekend?

"Thank God for the Internet and DirecTV," he laughed.

"I'm as proud as any dad would be," he said. "They are great kids. They're great people as well as great kickers. That's what you want as a dad."

Tom Feely's coaching background goes back 38 years but his interest in coaching kickers really started when Jay was in ninth grade and began to excel at it. So began one of the more remarkable coaching stories few people know. At one point Tom had a streak of eight consecutive years of a kicker he coached earning a Division I scholarship. Some of his kickers went on to the NFL.

Now he will sit back this weekend and watch the fruition of decades of work and be both a proud coach and father.

"It doesn't get much better than this for a dad," he said.
Category: NFL
Tags: Cardinals

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:20 pm

The Incredible Story of the Feely Family

Perspective, of course.

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:19 pm

Where's the "Incredible" part?

Read this story twice, based on the hyperventilating headline.  Still looking for the "incredible" part.  What's the big deal?  I mean, these guys are kickers after all, not actually football players.  Won't be long before each of them wastes an entire game's hard work by their football-playing teammates with a botched gimmee kick.  Geez, have a little perspectice.  Nice waste of our time.

Since: Sep 15, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 1:47 pm

The Incredible Story of the Feely Family

Tom Feely has 6 sons.  Jay is the oldest at 35 and Nick is the youngest 16.  If Jay had a kid in college at 35, that would mean he had a kid at 18.  You're the goof.

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 12:08 pm

The Incredible Story of the Feely Family

im betting thats a typo and that the first man is the grandfather and jay feely has two kids, one in college one in high school. makes too much sense. typical no author listed cbs goof.

Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 8:44 am

The Incredible Story of the Feely Family

His dad likes to play Touchy-Feely...Surprised


Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 7:32 am

The Incredible Story of the Feely Family

Feely is pushing 40 and has a brother in high school?  That does say something about his dad!

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