Lin Elliott

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Lin Elliott
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-11-11) November 11, 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth: Euless, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Waco (TX)
College: Texas Tech
Undrafted in 1992
Debuted in 1992 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 1995 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goals att-made 99–75 (.758)
Extra points att-made 118–113 (.958)
Points 338
Stats at
Stats at

Lindley Franklin Elliott Jr. (born November 11, 1968) is a former kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. He played college football for Texas Tech. He earned a Super Bowl ring playing for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVII.

Early years[edit]

Elliott attended Waco High School before moving on to Texas Tech University,[1] where he only missed one extra point and made 40 out 62 field goal attempts, on his way to becoming the school's all-time leading scorer at the time.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Elliott was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 1992 as an undrafted free agent, to compete as the replacement of kicker Ken Willis.[2] He started slowly until hitting 13 straight field goals and registering 28 touchbacks, which at the time were both franchise records. He ended up helping the team win Super Bowl XXVII and also led all NFL rookies in scoring.[3]

He was waived after missing two field goals in a 10-13 loss against the Buffalo Bills in the second game of the 1993 season.[4] He was replaced with Eddie Murray.

Kansas City Chiefs (first stint)[edit]

On April 7, 1994, he signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs and won the starting job over Nick Lowery.[5]

In 1995, the team had gone 13-3 in the regular season and had clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs, making them heavy favorites. Although Elliott struggled at the start of the season, he finished strong.

He is best remembered for missing three field goal attempts from 35, 39, and 42 yards in a 10–7 playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts in January 1996.[6] He was released after the game, even though he had an 81.7% field goal accuracy during his two seasons and was the second-most accurate kicker in Chiefs history.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On August 1, 1996, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent.[7] He was released before the season started.[8]

Kansas City Chiefs (second stint)[edit]

On March 30, 2008, he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and was cut before the season started.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Elliott is now an investment manager with Texas Farm Bureau in Waco, Texas.