Charlie Gogolak
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Personal information
Born: (1944-12-29) December 29, 1944 (age 77)
Rábahídvég, Hungary
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High school:Ogdensburg Free Academy (NY)
NFL Draft:1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
AFL Draft:1966 / Round: 7 / Pick: 56
Career history
Player stats at PFR

Charles Paul Gogolak (in Hungarian: Gogolák Károly Pál, born December 29, 1944) is a retired American football placekicker.

The sixth overall selection of the 1966 NFL Draft, Gogolak was signed out of Princeton University by the Washington Redskins, marking the first time that a placekicker was selected in the first round. He played for the Redskins, as well as the New England Patriots. Gogolak was one of the first "soccer style" placekickers in the NFL, along with his older brother Pete. The brothers combined to score fourteen extra points in a single game in 1966,[1] tied for the most ever,[2] in a 72–41 win over the New York Giants. Charlie made nine of ten PAT's and a game-ending field goal while Pete converted on five of six extra points.[3]


  1. ^ "New York Giants at Washington Redskins - November 27th, 1966".
  2. ^ "NFL Records". Archived from the original on 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  3. ^ "Redskins in record romp". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. November 28, 1966. p. 35.