John Lee (placekicker)

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Min Jong "John" Lee
Date of birth: (1964-05-19) May 19, 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea
Career information
Position(s): Placekicker
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32
As player:
1986 St. Louis Cardinals
Career stats
Playing stats at
John Lee
Hangul 이민종[1]
Revised Romanization I Min-jong
McCune–Reischauer I Minjong

John Lee (Hangul: 이민종; RR: I Min-jong; born May 19, 1964) is a former two-time All-American placekicker for the UCLA Bruins football team from 19821985. He was the 32nd pick selected in the 1986 NFL Draft and later played one year for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was inducted to the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. Former UCLA Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel began his career as the placekick holder for Lee.[2]

NCAA records held or tied[edit]

  • Broke the Pacific-10 Conference single game field goal record (since matched by two others) with six made against the San Diego State Aztecs in 1984.
  • Holds the highest percentage of extra points and field goals made in a career with 93.3% (116 of 117 PATs, 79 of 92 FGs).
  • Most field goals made per game for a season (2.6, 1984, 29 in 11 games) and in a career (1.84, 79 in 43 games)
  • Highest percentage of field goals made in a season (100%, 1984, 16 out of 16) and in a career (minimum 55 attempts) (85.9%, 79 out of 92)
  • Highest percentage of field goals made under 40 yards in a season (minimum 16 made) (100%, 1984, 16 out of 16) and in a career (minimum 40 made) (96.4%, 54 of 56)
  • Most times kicking four field goals in a game in a career (six times)
  • Most games in which field goal provided the winning margin in a career (ten times)

Rose Bowl record[edit]

Lee played in the 1983, 1984 and 1986 Rose Bowl, and was an integral part of the success of the UCLA Bruins during his college career, as evidenced by his conference-leading accuracy and the 10 games won by the margin of a field goal.[3] He holds the Rose Bowl career record of 24 most scoring points made by kicking, 1983 UCLA vs. Michigan (3 PAT, 1 FG), 1984 UCLA vs. Illinois (6 PAT, 1 FG) and 1986 UCLA vs. Iowa (6 PAT, 1 FG).[4] The 15 total PAT points in three games also is a record and the 6 PAT-points in each of the two games ranks second in Rose Bowl history.


  1. ^ 박병기 [Bak Byeong-gi]; 장윤호 [Jang Yun-ho] (2006-09-27), "NFL 한국계 스타, 하인스 워드만 있는게 아냐", JoongAng Ilbo, retrieved 2011-09-28 
  2. ^ Bruin 2008 Football Then ... Now ... Forever, 2008 UCLA Football Media Guide, UCLA, August 2008
  3. ^ "UCLA To Induct New Hall of Fame Class". CSTV. 2001-10-10. Retrieved 2007-09-09. 
  4. ^ Rose Bowl Historical Media Guide, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, December 2009