Greg Zuerlein Celebrity Life
A Kick Start
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska on December 27, 1987, Gregory “The Leg” Zuerlein played college football at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
The American football placekicker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL), was previously a member of the Los Angeles Rams.
After earning the accolades of Nebraska All-State and All-Class honors in his junior and senior years. Zuerlein converted 12-of-16 attempts of field goals with a long of 52 yards in season 2004 of the NFL and set up a new state record for Nebraska.
While at Missouri Greg also earned 21 consecutive goals beyond 50 yards amalgamating to a .952 field goal percentage by converting 23 of 24 attempts.
This was an NCAA Division II record; the highest of any NCAA player with 12 or more than 12 attempts at the time with a per-game average of 10.7 points.
Since 2006, Zuerlein has been the first non-Bowl Championship Series kicker as well as the first below the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision since 2005.
In 2012 NFL Draft, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams and he came in to replace Josh Brow, the primary kicker of the team then.
In his rookie year of 2012, Zuerlein made his debut with the longest field goal (56 yards). This was at Soldier Field in Week 3, wherewith a 60-ard field goal he broke the 14-year franchise record of Jeff Welkins.
All against the Seattle Seahawks, Zuerlein scored a 60 yarder and a 50-plus yarder field goal in the same game. This made him the first player ever to do so in the history of American football.
He won the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time in 2014 by converting 24 of 30 field-goal attempts and 34 of 35 extra points during the 2014 season.
An Exceptional Performance and an Injury
Opening against the Seattle Seahawks, Zuerlein displayed an exceptional performance. Defeating the Seahawks by converting all his extra four-point attempts to a 34-41 overtime victory.
However, in 2015, in the 5th week, while playing against Green Bay Packers, he missed three all in a single game, a first for the player after his rookie season.
He shortly made up for the loss by scoring against Minnesota Vikings by converting four goal attempts out of five that he made. In the same year, Zuerlein had a groin injury and had to miss two games.
After a good performance in 2015, the placekicker was signed on a year-long contract with Los Angeles Rams as they moved from St. Louis to LA.
This happened after Rams were rammed by the San Francisco 4ers in the first week. Zuerlein made up for the losses by scoring all the 9 goals against the Seattle Seahawks in the second week.
And later up against the Buffalo Bills in the fifth week, he scored all his attempted goals. However, the offense provided by Rams wasn’t being too productive for Zuerlein as in the past and that resulted in the all-time lowest score of this career.
A new coach was brought in before the 2017 season began. And then began his three-year extension with the team.
2017 turned out to be quiet a promising year for Zuerlein as he received the NFC Teams Player of the month and was twice named the NFC Special Teams Player of the week.
However, due to a severe back injury, the player was put on injured reserve and the news broke a day after his first Pro Bowl announcement.
Later he was also announced as a First-Team All-Pro. Gregory Zuerlein is currently the placekicker for the Dallas Cowboys with a lucrative three-year contract.
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