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.
.@RobGronkowski returns in style for his last catch in Arizona Stadium! @CoachJeddFisch @GWR #BearDown #ItsPersonal pic.twitter.com/7jqCqyL9lg— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) April 24, 2021
Hopefully, Funchess, who opted out last season, will be able to track balls like that for the Green Bay Packers in 2021.