Charlie Durkee

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Charlie Durkee
No. 10,15
Position: Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-06-25) June 25, 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Career information
College: Oklahoma State
Career history

Charles Michael Durkee (born June 25, 1944 in Tulsa, Oklahoma[1]) is a former professional American football player. In 1967, Durkee became the first kicker for the expansion New Orleans Saints. Durkee was with the Saints in 1967 and 1968, and again in 1971 and a portion of the 1972 season. He did not play in the NFL in 1969 or 1970.

Durkee's most productive season was in 1968, when he was responsible for 84 points as the Saints' kicker. He made 19 of 37 field goal attempts and 27 out of 27 extra points. However, the Saints would use Tom Dempsey in 1969 and 1970. Although Dempsey made a 63-yard field goal to win a game against Detroit in 1970, an NFL record at the time, he was traded by the Saints to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1971. Durkee then returned to the Saints, serving as their kicker in 1971 and part of the 1972 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charlie Durkee. nfl.com