Brett Maher (gridiron football)

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Brett Maher
No. 13 Ottawa Redblacks
Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-21) November 21, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Kearney, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Kearney (NE)
College: Nebraska
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goals: 27
Field goal attempts: 37
Field goal %: 67.6
Career long: 48
Punt yards: 6,262
Player stats at

Brett Maher (born November 21, 1989) is a gridiron football placekicker who is currently plays for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

College career[edit]

He was named Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year and Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker of the Year in his junior season at Nebraska.[1]

Professional career[edit]


New York Jets[edit]

Maher was signed by the New York Jets on May 12, 2013 as an undrafted free agent.[2] He was released on July 23, 2013.[3]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On August 11, 2013, Maher was signed by the Dallas Cowboys.[4] He was released two weeks later with the Cowboys already having a reliable kicker in Dan Bailey.[5]


Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On May 1, 2014, Maher signed a contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[6] He played in two pre-season games for the Bombers before being released by the team due to the restrictions on the number of national and international players on the team's roster.[7]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

A few weeks after being released by Winnipeg he signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.[7] In week four of the season, Maher was named the CFL's Special Teams Player of the Week after going 6-for-6 on field goals, scoring all the Redblacks' points in an 18-17 decision over the Toronto Argonauts. The win marked the expansion club's first-ever win.[8] Maher was released by the Redblacks on May 13, 2015. This followed an injury suffered in the prior month, before the start of training camp.[9]

Return to the NFL[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On March 20, 2017, Maher signed with the Cleveland Browns.[10] On May 2, 2016, Maher was released by the Browns.[11]


  1. ^ "Nebraska Huskers Profile". 
  2. ^ "4 Tryouts Signed, 3 Undrafted FAs Released". Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Frankel, Charlie (23 July 2013). "Jets Sign Cundiff to Kick vs. Folk in Camp". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Archer, Todd (August 11, 2013). "Cowboys sign kicker, snapper". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ Littler, Ed (August 28, 2014). "Brett Maher Released By Dallas". KHAS-TV. Retrieved July 24, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Bombers add four to roster". May 1, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Holder, Gord (June 26, 2014). "Brett Maher getting another kick with Redblacks". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Arceneaux, Willis, Maher named CFL's top players". July 22, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ Baines, Tim (April 27, 2015). "RedBlacks need a new kicker". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Browns sign K Brett Maher". March 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Browns release K Brett Maher". May 2, 2017. 

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