Frank Corral

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Frank Corral
No. 3
Date of birth (1955-06-16) June 16, 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Chihuahua, Mexico
Career information
Position(s) K/P
College UCLA
NFL draft 1978 / Round: 3
Career history
As player
1978–1981 Los Angeles Rams
1983 Chicago Blitz (USFL)
1984 Arizona Wranglers (USFL)
1985 Houston Gamblers (USFL)
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1978
Awards PFW Golden Toe Award (1978)
Honors 1x All-Pro selection (1978)
Career stats

Frank Corral (born June 16, 1955 in Chihuahua, Mexico) is a former National Football League placekicker from 1978-1981.[1] He attended Norte Vista High School in Riverside, California. He was a part of the Rams' Super Bowl XIV team. He later played with the Chicago Blitz, the Arizona Wranglers and the Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League.

Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1978 NFL Draft, Corral won the placekicking duties for the Rams in his rookie season. He added punting chores to his list of duties in 1980 and 1981 and remains the last NFL player to have been both the starting placekicker and punter for his team. In 1982, he was replaced by John Misko (punting) and Mike Lansford (placekicking). He would not return to the NFL.

In 1983 Corral moved to the USFL. While playing for the Blitz, Corral connected on 37 of 40 extra point attempts and 22 of 41 field goals for 105 points. He also was the punter for Chicago, punting 74 times for 2989 yards and 40.4 average. The next year, for the Wranglers, he was 63 of 65 on PATs and 11 of 21 in field goals for 96 points. He also punted 69 times for 2856 yards and a 41.4 average.

In 1985 for the Gamblers he punted 24 times for 961 yards and a 40.0-yard average and handled the kickoff duties. Toni Fritsch handled the placekicking duties for the Gamblers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonsalves, Rick (2013). Placekicking in the NFL: A History and Analysis. McFarland. p. 197. ISBN 9781476600512. Retrieved 1 February 2016.