Question by  jessmwill (29)

Who threw the longest pass in NFL history without a run?

I need to know what the longest no run pass was in NFL history.


Answer by  Larry (104)

This is not an official NFL stat. All passing stats include the yards gained by the receiver after the catch. But Dallas Cowboy lore has a Don Meredith pass to Hall of Famer, Bob Hayes, traveling 83 yards in the air. Hayes then ran an additional 12 yards for the touchdown making a total of 95 yards.


Answer by  Brandon10 (25)

The longest pass thrown in NFL history as on November 13th 1966 from Don Meredith to Bob Hays. The ball was thrown 83 yards in the air for a 95 yard completion


Answer by  dwbarron10 (30)

The longest in the air only pass was thrown for a total of 83 yards. It was set by Don Merideth to Bob Hays who played for the Dallas Cowboys.


Answer by  Anonymous

youtube Dallas Cowboy Receiver Highlights 4:04, Don threw it ~1yd deep in the endzone & Hayes caught it roughly @ the was 47yds in the air, nowhere close to 83. Cowboy fans even agree Don did not have that kind of arm. This is all internet falsehoods run rampant.


Answer by  bobskwatch (5)

I have seen video of the catch, but not the throw. Assuming Dandy Don was 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage (maybe 10), that's a 90 yard throw. INCREDIBLE arm strength!


Answer by  falconsqb6 (54)

Nov. 13, 1966, Don Merideth hit Bob Hayes for 83 yards through the air against the Washington Redskins. The play resulted in a 95 yard touchdown.

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