Take three measured steps back, two to the left, and wait. On the holder's signal, the center snaps the football, and in one fluid motion, it's two steps and kick. Hopefully the ball is high enough to get past the barreling defenders, and long enough and straight enough to make it through the uprights.
In print, it might sound easy, but when just seconds are left on the clock, and 80 or so teammates, not to mention thousands of fans, all impacted by the result, the simple act of kicking a football becomes acutely more difficult. But it's the ability to deal with this pressure that differentiates how far a kicker can go in his career.
Harris Williams' co-founder Hiter Harris, incidentally, made it pretty far during his past life as a placekicker. Ask Harris about it, and he'll humbly downplay his achievements. Ask anyone who has played football competitively, however, and knows the pressure a kicker faces when the game is on the line, and they'll tell you that it takes a special breed of person to continually succeed in the position.
Harris, for his part, made it …