Aaron Pettrey

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Aaron Pettrey
No. 4     Free agent
Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: June 17, 1986 (1986-06-17) (age 28)
Place of birth: Raceland, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Raceland (KY)
College: Ohio State
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 1× UFL Player of the Week (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
FGs Made 2
FGs Attempted 4
PATs Made 5
PATs Attempted 5
Stats at NFL.com
Career Arena football statistics as of 2014
FGs Made 14
FGs Attempted 29
PATs Made 222
PATs Attempted 277
Tackles 9
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Aaron Pettrey (born June 17, 1986) is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He was formerly a kicker for the Ohio State Buckeyes.[1][2] Pettrey was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' roster on November 16, 2010 after a season-ending injury to Mike Nugent, another former Buckeye. Pettrey was waived by the Bengals on November 30, 2010. He was two for four on field goal attempts in two games.

High school career[edit]

Pettrey attended Raceland–Worthington High School and served as quarterback and placekicker. In a September 26, 2003 game at Berea,[3] Pettrey kicked a Kentucky state-record 58-yard field goal.[4] This broke Middlesboro's Dustin Wynn's record of 57 yards,[4] set on October 2, 1998 at Harlan.[5]

College career[edit]

Pettrey attended Ohio State University.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Pettrey kicked for the Cincinnati Bengals for two weeks, making 2 of 4 field goal attempts and converting all 5 PATs attempted.

Las Vegas Locomotives[edit]

Pettrey kicked for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League in 2011.[6] After a 3 for 3 kicking performance in week one, Pettrey was named the UFL's Special Teams Player of the Week.[7]

Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

2012 season[edit]

Pettrey kicked for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League in 2012.

2013 season[edit]

With the Gladiators having kicking problems in 2013, Pettrey was assigned to the Gladiators and solidified the position. He was placed on injury reserve on July 11, 2013.

2014 season[edit]

Pettrey had his most successful season to date for the Gladiators, making a career high 8 field goals and 106 PATs.[8] He man 3 game-winning field goals,[9] including a 36-yard shot against the Philadelphia Soul as time expired to advance to the American Conference Championship.[10]

2015 season[edit]

On September 29, 2014, Pettrey was placed on reassignment by the Gladiators.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyles, Bob & Paul Guido. The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia. Skyhorse, 2009. 809.
  2. ^ Boyles, Bob & Paul Guido. 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport. Skyhorse, 2007. 1085.
  3. ^ "Raceland 2003 Kentucky High School Football". Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "KHSAA Football Record Book - Individual Records". Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Middlesboro 1998 Kentucky High School Football". Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ Steve Carp (September 8, 2011). "'Solid guys' Pettrey, Coutu vie for Locomotives' kicking job". www.reviewjournal.com. Stephens Media LLC. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Fran (September 19, 2011). "OurSports Central Names UFL Players of the Week". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ Tim Warsinskey (August 7, 2014). "Former Ohio State kicker kicker Aaron Pettrey is money in the bank for Cleveland Gladiators". www.cleveland.com. Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ Tim Warsinskey (August 7, 2014). "2014 Cleveland Gladiators: Breaking down six wild, last-minute victories". www.cleveland.com. Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ Marc Bona (August 2, 2014). "Cleveland Gladiators edge Philadelphia Soul 39-37 in thrilling Arena Football League playoff game". www.cleveland.com. Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC. Retrieved August 7, 2014.