In a press release dated July 13th, Global Field Day, a 30-day charity initiative “developed as a way to encourage kids to play after a long year of quarantine” claimed that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess set the world record for a football catch dropped from the highest distance. Funchess made the reception at Empower Field, the home of the Denver Broncos, sent from a 750-foot drop out of a helicopter. And he did so in slides!
Packers WR Devin Funchess set a world record yesterday by catching a football dropped from 750 feet up by a helicopter. It was presented by #GlobalFieldDay, a charity initiative focused on empowering the youth. pic.twitter.com/uQabdJDCBP— Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq) July 14, 2021
The 750-foot reception eclipses tight end Rob Gronkowski’s reception from April, when he caught a ball that was dropped 600-feet from a helicopter at his alma mater the University of Arizona. The Packers finally got one over the Bucs.
Hopefully, Funchess, who opted out last season, will be able to track balls like that for the Green Bay Packers in 2021.