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Dec 17, 2013 6:23 PM by Jordan Mason

Hall of Fame to get Prater's coveted cleats

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Pro Football Hall of Fame will get the right cleat that Matt Prater wore when he kicked the longest field goal in history.

Just not for a while.

Prater says he'll give his cleats up after the season.

If the Denver Broncos (11-3) and their strong-legged kicker can help it, that package won't be arriving in Canton, Ohio, until after the Super Bowl in February.

Hall of Fame collections curator Jason Aikens said it's not unusual for kickers who set records to wait until after the season to give up their cleats because there's a lot involved in breaking in a new kicking shoe and kickers aren't fond of changing shoes during a hot streak or following a record-breaking kick.

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