Jeff Feagles at the New York Giants Super Bowl champions parade in NYC.
No. 10, 17, 18
|Date of birth:March 7, 1966|
|Place of birth: Anaheim, California|
|College: University of Miami|
|Undrafted in 1988|
|Debuted in 1988 for the New England Patriots|
|Last played in 2009 for the New York Giants|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Jeffrey Allan Feagles (born March 7, 1966) is a former American football punter who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twenty-two seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 1988, and most recently played for the New York Giants.
Feagles is known for using the "coffin corner" punt. He earned Pro Bowl selections in 1995 and 2008 and won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII. Feagles, the most durable punter in NFL history, officially announced his retirement on April 30, 2010. Feagles attended Gerard High School in Phoenix, Arizona and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball.
Following a single season at Scottsdale Community College, Feagles played college football at the University of Miami. He joined the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity during his time as an undergraduate. He won a national championship with Miami's 1987 team.
Feagles was originally a place-kicker, but due to an eye condition he found it very hard to get the ball between the posts. This is how Jeff became a punter for the University of Miami.
According to Bill Barnwell, head football writer for ESPN's Grantland publication, Jeff Feagles was the Keyser Söze of the U.
Feagles was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at its 40th Annual Banquet on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at Miami's Jungle Island.
As a youngster, Feagles attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Scottsdale Arizona.
In the summer of 2004, during Feagles' second season with the New York Giants, he offered newly drafted quarterback Eli Manning his #10, which was the same number that Manning wore in college. In exchange, Feagles and his family received an all-expenses paid vacation to Florida paid for by Manning.
2007 marked Feagles' 20th NFL season. Prior to his affiliation with the New York Giants, he played for the New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.
He was a member of the New York Giants in their Super Bowl XLII win over the New England Patriots on February 3, 2008, the first Super Bowl of his 20 year career. At 41 years, 10 months, 26 days of age, he was the oldest player to have played in a Super Bowl, until the Colts' Matt Stover broke the record in 2010.
Feagles earned his second career selection to the Pro Bowl in 2008.
On April 30, 2010, after the Giants opened mini-camp, Feagles announced his retirement  Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said about the retirement, "He is 44 years old. He worked very hard for approximately a month right after the season just to try to tell himself again that he could do this and wanted to be able to do it. And then ran into some -- as we went on and started the offseason program -- ran into some of the physical tests that you have to go through as you continue to advance almost on a weekly basis. He has a program which is unique to himself, but he is having some physical issues. And so he has decided to deal with them."
Feagles played 22 seasons and played in every single game, 352 games overall. Feagles holds the NFL record for most consecutive games played in a career. Feagles finished 3rd all-time in most games played in NFL history, only Morten Andersen and Gary Anderson have played in more games than him.
On November 27, 2005, Feagles broke the NFL record for consecutive games played, with 283. The record was previously held by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall who played from 1960 to 1979. His record stands at 352 through the end of the 2009 NFL season.
Through the end of the 2009 NFL season, Feagles holds the following NFL records:
- Most consecutive games played, career: 352
- Most total games played, career: third place, 352
- Most punts, career: 1,713
- Most punts inside the 20, career: 497
- Most punting yards, career: 71,211
- Holds record for longevity of all players from Tecmo Super Bowl: 18 years
- One of three players to have played in four decades (80's, 90's, 00's, 10's), along with George Blanda and John Carney
Feagles is married to his wife Michelle. They have four sons: Christopher (nicknamed C.J.), Blake, Trevor and Zachary. Christopher is a punter for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football team and played in the US Army high-school All-American game in 2008. Blake is a punter for University of Connecticut football team.
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