Greg Davis (placekicker)

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Greg Davis
Born: (1965-10-29) October 29, 1965 (age 54)
Rome, Georgia
Career information
CollegeThe Citadel
NFL draft1987 / Round: 9 / Pick: 246
(By the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Career history
As player
1987–1989, 1990Atlanta Falcons
1989New England Patriots
1991–1996Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals
1997Minnesota Vikings
1997San Diego Chargers
1998Oakland Raiders

Greg Davis (born October 29, 1965 in Rome, Georgia) is a former National Football League kicker who played for 12 seasons from 1987 - 1998 with the Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.[1]

College Career[edit]

Davis was a placekicker and punter for The Citadel where he led the team in scoring for 3 consecutive seasons from 1983 to 1985. He holds school records for most career points by kicking (181), most Field Goals made (35), most Field Goals attempted (65), longest Field Goal (53 yards), longest punt (81 yards), highest punting average in a game (51.3), highest season punting average (44.6) and highest career punting average (42.1).[2] He was inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.[3]

NFL Career[edit]

Davis was a 9th round pick and 246th overall selection in the 1987 NFL draft, in 169 career games he made 224 of 325 Field Goals (69%) and 290 of 296 Extra Points (98%) for a total of 962 points. He also punted 10 times for a 35.8 yard average.[4] He is co-holder of the NFL Record for most 50-yard field goals in one game (3) and the fourth leading scorer in Cardinals history with 474 points.[5]

Davis was released in training camp by the Buccaneers but signed with Atlanta, in 1990 he scored 106 points.[6] In 1989 Davis signed with the New England Patriots as a free agent where he spent one season then returned for a second stint with the Falcons.[7] He joined the Cardinals in 1991 where he had a career best 55 yard field goal on 2 occasions and made the 6 longest field goals in team history.[8] Cut by the Cardinals near the end of the 1996 season in 1997 he was signed by the Vikings but was released 5 weeks into the season, he was picked up by San Diego and led the team in scoring.[9] Davis spent his final NFL season with the Raiders in 1998 scoring 82 points.[10]


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  7. ^ "IN BRIEF : Patriots Sign Kicker Greg Davis". LA Times. 9 March 1989. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
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