Erik Folk

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Erik Folk
No. 1
Position: Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-26) January 26, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Woodland Hills, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Sherman Oaks (CA) Notre Dame
College: Washington
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Erik Folk (born January 26, 1989) is a former American college football placekicker who played for the University of Washington. He is most remembered for kicking game-winning field goals to beat USC in 2009 and 2010.

He went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, and was signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Falcons before being released during the preseason.

High school[edit]

Folk helped Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High School to an 11-1 record and a Serra League championship as a senior in 2006. The team finished the regular season 10-0 before beating Dana Hills, 45-10, in the first round of the playoffs, subsequently lost to Long Beach Poly, 31-21, the following week. Folk's team finished as the No. 6 team in the state, according to MaxPreps. Los Angeles Daily News second-team all-area kicker and other awards and accomplishments including, CalHiSports all-state third team, PrepStar all-region selection, booted 53-of-53 PATs and seven field goals as a senior, kicked a 56-yarder vs. Birmingham High in 2006.

He also kicked a 50-yarder vs. Canyon, the Knights spent part of 2005 season ranked No. 1 in the state before falling to Dominguez in the CIF Southern Section Western Division final.


During the 2009 season, it was Folk’s 22-yarder with three seconds to play that made the difference in a 16-13 upset win over No. 3 USC.

Folk repeated his last-second heroics against No. 18 USC the following year, hitting a 32-yard game-winning field goal. He was named Pac-10 Special Teams player of the week on October 4, 2010.

Professional career[edit]

On June 18, 2012, Folk was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons.[1] in 2012, but was released before the regular season.


Folk was born to Anton and Kathryn Folk. He is the younger brother of New York Jets kicker Nick Folk, who was a first-team All-Pac-10 punter in 2006. He also has another brother, Greg Folk, who played soccer at UCLA.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Falcons Sign Undrafted Kicker Erik Folk". Retrieved June 18, 2012. 

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