Matt Bahr

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Matt Bahr
No. 9, 10, 11, 3
Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-07-06) July 6, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school: Neshaminy High School
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 6 / Pick: 165
Debuted in 1979 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 1995 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goal attempts 415
Field goals 300
Percentage 72.3%
PAT attempts 534
PAT kicks 522
Points scored 1,422
Matt Bahr
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-07-06) July 6, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height 5'10"
Playing position D
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978


1978


1979
Colorado Caribous


Tulsa Roughnecks


Pennsylvania Stoners
(3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Matthew David Bahr (born July 6, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)[1] is a former professional American football placekicker in the National Football League, and professional soccer player in the North American Soccer League. He attended Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania where he excelled in both football and soccer. He is the son of National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Walter Bahr.

College and soccer career[edit]

As a senior at Penn State, in 1978, Bahr was a consensus All-America selection. In 1978, he signed with the Colorado Caribous of the North American Soccer League. The Caribous traded him to the Tulsa Roughnecks during the season. On March 27, 1979, he signed with the Pennsylvania Stoners of the second division American Soccer League.

Professional football career[edit]

In 1979, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 1979 NFL Draft.[2] His brother Chris Bahr followed a similar career path. Over his career, which spanned from 1979 to 1995, he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the San Francisco 49ers, the Cleveland Browns, the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.[1] As a rookie, he won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV. He is best remembered for his performance in the 1990 NFC Championship Game on January 20, 1991, as he set an NFC Championship Game record with five field goals (including a 42-yarder as time expired) to lift the Giants past the 49ers 15-13. He also kicked what would prove to be the decisive field goal in Super Bowl XXV on January 27, 1991, as the Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19, also recording a tackle on the opening kickoff.

Bahr held the record for longest span for a player between Super Bowl victories at 11 years, until Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens went 12 years from Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 to Super Bowl XLVII in 2013.

Bahr finished his 17 seasons with 300 of 415 field goals and 522 of 534 extra points. Overall, he scored a total of 1,422 points.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He appeared in the 1980 television movie, Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story.[4]

He is now an electrical engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography for Matt Bahr". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ The Smallest Steeler of All
  3. ^ "Matt Bahr NFL Football Statistics". 
  4. ^ "Matt Bahr". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Roger Ruzek
Philadelphia Eagles Starting Kickers
1993
Succeeded by
Eddie Murray