Paul McFadden

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Paul McFadden
No. 8
Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-09-24) September 24, 1961 (age 52)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Weight: 163 lb (74 kg)
Career information
College: Youngstown State
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 12 / Pick: 312
Debuted in 1984 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1989 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 1984 UPI. NFC Rookie of the Year
  • 1984 - All Pro. Eagles Co-MVP
  • 1985 - All Pro. Eagles Co-MVP
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Paul McFadden (born September 24, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League. He gained recognition at the collegiate level as a kicker at Youngstown State University. McFadden became widely known for his barefooted kicking style.

He made his professional debut with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984, remaining with the team until 1987. He spent his final years in the NFL with the New York Giants (1988) and Atlanta Falcons (1989), respectively. His final NFL game was on 5 November, 1989. A week later he tore a thigh muscle a few minutes before a game in San Francisco: Falcons quarterback Chris Miller kicked a field goal that day, and the Falcons then signed Greg Davis to kick the following week.

After ending his career as a professional football player, McFadden returned to Youngstown, where he served as director of athletic development from 1993 to 2002 and Chief Development Officer fron 2002 to 2011. In 2011 he was appointed as President of the Youngstown State University Foundation. He currently resides in northeastern Ohio with his two sons.

He earned a BA in History from Youngstown State University in 1992, and a MA from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2000.