Brett Maher (gridiron football)

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Brett Maher
No. 3     Ottawa Redblacks
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Kearney, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Nebraska
Undrafted in 2013
Debuted in 2014 for the Ottawa Redblacks
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goals --
Field goal attempts --
Field goal % --
Career long --
Stats at
Career CFL statistics
Field goals 16
Field goal attempts 23
Field goal % 69.6
Career long 48
Punt yards 3,334
Stats at

Brett Maher (born November 21, 1989) is a gridiron football placekicker who is currently a member of the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

College career[edit]

He was named Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year and Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker of the Year in his junior season at Nebraska.[1]

Professional career[edit]


New York Jets[edit]

Maher was signed by the New York Jets on May 12, 2013 as an undrafted free agent.[2] He was released on July 23, 2013.[3]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On August 11, 2013, Maher was signed by the Dallas Cowboys.[4] He was released two weeks later with the Cowboys already having a reliable kicker in Dan Bailey.[5]


Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On May 1, 2014, Maher signed a contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[6] He played in two pre-season games for the Bombers before being released by the team due to the restrictions on the number of national and international players on the team's roster.[7]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

A few weeks after being released by Winnipeg he signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.[7] In week four of the season, Maher was named the CFL's Special Teams Player of the Week after going 6-for-6 on field goals, scoring all the Redblacks' points in an 18-17 decision over the Toronto Argonauts. The win marked the expansion club's first-ever win.[8]


  1. ^ "Nebraska Huskers Profile". 
  2. ^ "4 Tryouts Signed, 3 Undrafted FAs Released". Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Frankel, Charlie (23 July 2013). "Jets Sign Cundiff to Kick vs. Folk in Camp". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Archer, Todd (August 11, 2013). "Cowboys sign kicker, snapper". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ Littler, Ed (August 28, 2014). "Brett Maher Released By Dallas". KHAS-TV. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bombers add four to roster". May 1, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Holder, Gord (June 26, 2014). "Brett Maher getting another kick with Redblacks". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Arceneaux, Willis, Maher named CFL's top players". July 22, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 

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