Rick Tuten
No. 14, 10, 11
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born:(1965-01-05)January 5, 1965
Perry, Florida
Died:June 13, 2017(2017-06-13) (aged 52)
Costa Rica
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Forest (Ocala, Florida)
College:Florida State
Undrafted:1988
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Richard Lamar Tuten (January 5, 1965 – June 13, 2017) was an American football punter in the National Football League who played most of his career with the Seattle Seahawks. He punted the ball 108 times in 1992, tied for fourth-most in a season in NFL history.[1] In 1992, he punted for 4,760 yards with an average of 44.1 yards per punt. In 1994, the year he went to his only Pro Bowl, he punted the ball 91 times for 3,905 yards, an average of 42.9 yards per punt, and also scored a two-point conversion, the only scored points of his career. Tuten also received a ring as a member of the St. Louis Rams' Super Bowl championship team. However, he did not play in the game itself due to injury.

While with the Seattle Seahawks in 1998, he won the designation as the league's strongest man pound-for-pound in Flex magazine.

While on vacation with his wife in Costa Rica in 2017, Tuten unexpectedly died at age 52.[2][3]

Career statistics

Regular season
Denotes Super Bowl–winning season
Led the league
General Punting
Season Team GP Punts Yards Y/P Net Long Blk
1989 Philadelphia 2 7 256 36.6 45 0
1990 Buffalo 14 53 2,107 39.8 55 0
1991 Seattle 10 49 2,106 43.0 60 0
1992 Seattle 16 108 4,760 44.1 65 0
1993 Seattle 16 90 4,007 44.5 64 1
1994 Seattle 16 91 3,905 42.9 64 0
1995 Seattle 16 83 3,735 45.0 73 0
1996 Seattle 16 85 3,746 44.1 66 1
1997 Seattle 11 48 2,007 41.8 65 0
1998 St. Louis 16 95 4,202 44.2 64 0
1999 St. Louis 8 32 1,359 42.5 70 0
Career 141 741 32,190 43.4 73 2

References

  1. ^ "Individual Records: Punting". Archived from the original on 2004-02-24. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  2. ^ writer, Aaron Brand Staff. "Former NFL punter, Forest grad Rick Tuten dies". ocala.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. ^ "RICK TUTEN Obituary (2017) - Ocala, FL - Ocala Star-Banner".