Jeff Feagles

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Jeff Feagles
No. 6, 5, 10, 17, 18[1]
Position: Punter
Personal information
Born: (1966-03-07) March 7, 1966 (age 52)
Anaheim, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Phoenix (AZ) Gerard Catholic
College: Miami (FL)
Undrafted: 1988
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Punts: 1,713
Punt yards: 71,211
Average punt: 41.6
Games played: 352
Player stats at NFL.com

Jeffrey Allan Feagles (born March 7, 1966) is a former American football punter who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twenty-two seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 1988, and most recently played for the New York Giants.

Feagles is known for using the "coffin corner" punt. He earned Pro Bowl selections in 1995 and 2008 and won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII. Feagles, the most durable punter in NFL history, officially announced his retirement on April 30, 2010. Feagles attended Gerard High School in Phoenix, Arizona and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball.[2][3] In his 22 seasons career, Feagles never missed a game.

College career[edit]

Following a single season at Scottsdale Community College,[4] Feagles played college football at the University of Miami. He joined the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity during his time as an undergraduate. He won a national championship with Miami's 1987 team.[3] Feagles was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at its 40th Annual Banquet on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at Miami's Jungle Island.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Feagles with John Carney in 2008; in their 40s, both were kickers for the New York Giants.

In the summer of 2004, during Feagles' second season with the New York Giants, he offered newly drafted quarterback Eli Manning his #10, which was the same number that Manning wore in college. In exchange, Feagles and his family received an all-expenses paid vacation to Florida paid for by Manning.[5] He switched to 17 until wide receiver Plaxico Burress wanted the number, Feagles sold the number to him in exchange of a new kitchen in the house.

2007 marked Feagles' 20th NFL season. Prior to his affiliation with the New York Giants, he played for the New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.

He was a member of the New York Giants in their Super Bowl XLII win over the New England Patriots on February 3, 2008, the first, and only Super Bowl of his 20-year career. At 41 years, 10 months, 26 days of age, he was the oldest player to have played in a Super Bowl, until the Colts' Matt Stover broke the record in 2010.[6]

Feagles earned his second career selection to the Pro Bowl in 2008.

On April 30, 2010, after the Giants opened mini-camp, Feagles announced his retirement.[7] Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said about the retirement, "He is 44 years old. He worked very hard for approximately a month right after the season just to try to tell himself again that he could do this and wanted to be able to do it. And then ran into some -- as we went on and started the offseason program -- ran into some of the physical tests that you have to go through as you continue to advance almost on a weekly basis. He has a program which is unique to himself, but he is having some physical issues. And so he has decided to deal with them."[7]

Feagles played 22 seasons and played in every single game, 352 games overall. Feagles holds the NFL record for most consecutive games played in a career.[8] Feagles finished 3rd all-time in most games played in NFL history, only Morten Andersen and Gary Anderson have played in more games than he.[8]

Career Statistics[edit]

Regular season
Denotes Super Bowl–winning season
Led the league
Denotes NFL record
General Punting
Season Team GP Punts Yards Y/P Net Long Blck
1988 New England 16 91 3,482 38.3 74 0
1989 New England 16 63 2,392 38.0 64 1
1990 Philadelphia 16 72 3,026 42.0 60 2
1991 Philadelphia 16 87 3,640 41.8 77 1
1992 Philadelphia 16 82 3,459 42.2 68 0
1993 Philadelphia 16 83 3,323 40.0 60 0
1994 Arizona 16 98 3,997 40.8 54 0
1995 Arizona 16 72 3,150 43.8 60 0
1996 Arizona 16 76 3,328 43.8 68 1
1997 Arizona 16 91 4,028 44.3 62 1
1998 Seattle 16 81 3,568 44.0 59 0
1999 Seattle 16 84 3,425 40.8 59 0
2000 Seattle 16 74 2,960 40.0 57 1
2001 Seattle 16 85 3,730 43.9 68 1
2002 Seattle 16 61 2,542 41.7 58 0
2003 NY Giants 16 90 3,641 40.5 59 1
2004 NY Giants 16 74 3,069 41.5 55 2
2005 NY Giants 16 73 3,070 42.1 56 0
2006 NY Giants 16 77 3,098 40.2 54 0
2007 NY Giants 16 71 2,865 40.4 60 1
2008 NY Giants 16 64 2,814 44.0 61 0
2009 NY Giants 16 64 2,604 40.7 59 0
Career 352 1,713 71,211 41.6 77 12

Records[edit]

On November 27, 2005, Feagles broke the NFL record for consecutive games played, with 283. The record was previously held by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall who played from 1960 to 1979. His record stands at 352.[9]

Feagles holds the following NFL records:

  • Most consecutive games played, career: 352[9]
  • Most punts, career: 1,713[9]
  • Most punts inside the 20, career: 497[9]
  • Most punting yards, career: 71,211[9]

Personal[edit]

Feagles is married to Michelle. They have four sons: Christopher (nicknamed C.J.), Blake, Trevor and Zachary. Christopher was a punter for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football team and played in the US Army high-school All-American game in 2008.[10] Zach is currently a punter at the University of Miami, and won the starting job as a freshman in 2017.[11]

Feagles currently resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey where he is a residential and commercial real estate agent for Keller Williams. He is also a member of the New York Giants Broadcast Team responsible for pre and post game radio content along with analysis on the Fox Giants Post Game Live show.

Upon his retirement, Feagles was the last active player to appear in the NES classic video game, Tecmo Super Bowl.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeff Feagles". Pro-Football Reference. Archived from the original on July 20, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Feagles's Roundabout Route to the Super Bowl". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Jeff Feagles". University of Miami. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived February 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Jersey numbers never as easy as 1-2-3". thestar.com. Toronto Star. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Colts placekicker Stover, 42, boots FG to become oldest player to score in Super Bowl". Allvoices.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  7. ^ a b "New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles to retire after 22 seasons - ESPN New York". Sports.espn.go.com. 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  8. ^ a b "Jeff Feagles NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 1966-03-07. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Jeff Feagles' stats page". NFL.com. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  10. ^ [2] Archived August 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "UM football finally releases depth chart. Look who's starting". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2017-09-29. 
  12. ^ "The Official End of the Tecmo Super Bowl Era". NBC New York. Retrieved 2016-10-07.