Fred Steinfort
No. 19
Position:Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1952-11-03) November 3, 1952 (age 69)
Wetter, West Germany
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Brighton (MA)
College:Boston College
NFL Draft:1976 / Round: 5 / Pick: 146
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Friedrich W. "Fred" Steinfort (born November 3, 1952) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League who played for five different teams from (19761983). He played college football at Boston College.

When Steinfort won the Oakland Raiders' kicking job just before the start of the 1976 NFL season, he sent the NFL’s current all-time leading scorer, George Blanda with 2,002 points, into retirement. In 1979, when he assumed the same role with the Denver Broncos, it was Jim Turner, at that time the NFL’s third-leading scorer with 1,439 points that he displaced. [1]

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com lists the leaders through 1979 as 1, George Blanda, 2002; 2, Lou Groza, 1608; and 3, Jim Turner, 1439. Six kickers had surpassed Blanda through 2017.