Steve O'Neal

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Steve O'Neal
Born: (1946-02-04) February 4, 1946 (age 72)
Hearne, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Punter
Wide receiver
College Texas A&M
NFL draft 1969 / Round: 13 / Pick: 21
Career history
As player
1969 New York Jets (AFL)
1970–1972 New York Jets
1973 New Orleans Saints

Dr. Steve O'Neal (born February 4, 1946 in Hearne, Texas) is a former American football punter and a wide receiver. O'Neal is best known for kicking a 98-yard punt during the American Football League game between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos on September 21, 1969. This punt set the record for the longest punt in American Football League and professional football history. He finished his career with 337 punts for 13,725 yards and a 40.7 yards per punt average. [1] He has been a dentist practicing in Bryan, Texas for many years.[citation needed]

Professional football career[edit]

O'Neal was drafted in the 13th round, pick 21 of the 1969 Common Draft by the AFL's New York Jets.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Individual Records: Punting". Archived from the original on February 24, 2004.
  2. ^ "Football Records That Will Never Be Broken".