November 11, 1968 |
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||182 lb (83 kg)|
|High school:||Waco (TX)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Lindley Franklin Elliott Jr. (born November 11, 1968) is a former kicker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at Texas Tech. He earned a Super Bowl ring playing for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVII, over Jim Kelly and the Buffalo Bills.
Elliott attended Waco High School, before moving on to Texas Tech University. He was a three-year starter and only missed one extra point, while making 40 out 62 field goal attempts, on his way to becoming the school's All-time leading scorer at the time (220 points).
Elliott was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 1992 as an undrafted free agent, to compete as the replacement for kicker Ken Willis. He started slowly until hitting 13 straight field goals and registering 27 touchbacks, which at the time were both franchise records. He ended up helping the team win Super Bowl XXVII and also led all NFL rookies in scoring.
Kansas City Chiefs
In 1995, the team had gone 13–3 in the regular season and had clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs, making them heavy favorites. Although Elliott struggled at the start of the season, he finished strong.
He is best remembered for missing three field goal attempts from 35, 39, and 42 yards in a 10–7 playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts in January 1996. He was released after the game, even though he had an 81.7% field goal accuracy during his two seasons and was the second-most accurate kicker in Chiefs history. He suffered a late-season swoon, as his final miss against Indianapolis was his ninth missed kick in five games.
- "Houston's aerial show bombs Texas Tech, 51-35". Retrieved November 11, 2015.
- "Footing the bill". Retrieved November 11, 2015.
- "Cowboys settle for 13–13 tie after Elliott misses 4 field goals". Retrieved November 11, 2015.
- "Two misses against Buffalo cost kicker Elliott job with Dallas". Retrieved November 11, 2015.
- "Bono, Elliott fail in biggest game". Retrieved November 11, 2015.
- "Vikings take chance on kicker Elliott". Retrieved November 11, 2015.
- "Ex-Chief Elliott Axed by Vikings". Retrieved November 11, 2015.