Projectile Motion with Football

By: Salman Lalani

For my reflection of projectile motion in Mrs. Gende's physics class, I decided to analyze a punt that was kicked on November 4, 2012 in the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants football game.



Pittsburgh vs. New York Punt
The punt was kicked 59 yards which converts to 53.95 meters in 4.8 seconds. The punter kicks the ball at an angle, and the football travels up into the air reaching it's highest point. After the football reaches its highest point it comes back down to the ground with the help of gravity. This diagram explains projectile motion: