|Date of birth:||November 24, 1970|
|Place of birth:||Bloomfield, NJ|
|NFL Draft:||1994 / Round: 3 / Pick 85|
|San Francisco 49ers
New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Jets
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Douglas Robert Zachariah Brien (born November 24, 1970) is a former American football placekicker. He played twelve seasons for seven teams in the National Football League: San Francisco, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, New York Jets, and Chicago. Brien was picked in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft (85th overall) by San Francisco out of the University of California, Berkeley. He is considered to be among the more pathetic place kickers in recent NFL history, having destroyed the New York Jets chances of making a surprising appearance in the 2004 AFC Championship Game.
High school career
At California, he left leading the school in all-time points with 288 points, and in field goal accuracy, hitting 56 out of 80 attempts, hitting 70% of his field goals for his career. Off the field, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with a B.A. degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies (PEIS) in 1994.
As a rookie, Brien won a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers after their 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. He holds the record for most PATs in a single postseason with 17, set in that 1994 season.
He is best known in the New York area for missing two potential game-winning field goal attempts in the final two minutes of the New York Jets' 2004 AFC divisional playoff game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was released by the team a couple of months after the game, but later signed by the Chicago Bears, from whom he was released later on in the 2005 season, which ended his pro career.
For his NFL career, Brien made 80.2% of his field goal attempts and converted 98.0% of PAT attempts.
After the conclusion of his NFL career, Brien co-founded the real estate investment firm Waypoint Real Estate Group, which buys distressed houses and rents them out.
- Clayton, John (2005-01-17). "Brien had two chances to win game". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
- pro-football-reference.com - Doug Brien
- Rich, Motoko (2012-04-02). "Investors Aim to Buy Thousands of Homes to Rent to Tenants". The New York Times.
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