None until Prater could surpass the legend.
Try as they might, no kicker in four decades of football could muster that extra yard to outdo Dempsey. In honor of Matt Prater and all the men who went before him in the valiant effort to kick balls from deep, we give you a look at the failed attempts to break the record.
The table below, compiled by the crack NFL Media research staff, details the failed attempts at kicker glory. With the help of our friends at NFL Films, we also were able to give you a look at the misses -- some close and some not so close -- in the video at the top of the post.