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Aaron Pettrey
Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: June 17, 1986 (1986-06-17) (age 33)
Place of birth: Raceland, Kentucky
Career information
College: Ohio State
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2010)*
Career highlights and awards
FGs made     2
FGs attempted     4
PATs made     5
PATs attempted     5
Stats at NFL.com
FGs made     14
FGs attempted     29
PATs made     227
PATs attempted     286
Tackles     9
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Aaron Pettrey (born June 17, 1986) is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He was formerly a kicker for the Ohio State Buckeyes.[1][2] Pettrey was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' roster on November 16, 2010, after a season-ending injury to Mike Nugent, another former Buckeye. Pettrey was waived by the Bengals on November 30, 2010. He was two for four on field goal attempts in two games.

High school careerEdit

Pettrey attended Raceland–Worthington High School and served as quarterback and placekicker. In a September 26, 2003, game at Berea,[3] Pettrey kicked a Kentucky state-record 58-yard field goal.[4] This broke Middlesboro's Dustin Wynn's record of 57 yards,[4] set on October 2, 1998, at Harlan.[5]

College careerEdit

Pettrey attended Ohio State University.

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Pettrey kicked for the Cincinnati Bengals for two weeks, making 2 of 4 field goal attempts and converting all 5 PATs attempted.

Las Vegas LocomotivesEdit

Pettrey kicked for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League in 2011.[6] After a 3 for 3 kicking performance in week one, Pettrey was named the UFL's Special Teams Player of the Week.[7]

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

2012 seasonEdit

Pettrey kicked for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League in 2012.

2013 seasonEdit

With the Gladiators having kicking problems in 2013, Pettrey was assigned to the Gladiators and solidified the position. He was placed on injury reserve on July 11, 2013.

2014 seasonEdit

Pettrey had his most successful season to date for the Gladiators, making a career high 8 field goals and 106 PATs.[8] He man 3 game-winning field goals,[9] including a 36-yard shot against the Philadelphia Soul as time expired to advance to the American Conference Championship.[10]

On September 29, 2014, Pettrey was placed on reassignment by the Gladiators.

2017 seasonEdit

On June 14, 2017, Pettrey was assigned to the Gladiators.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Boyles, Bob & Paul Guido. The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia. Skyhorse, 2009. 809.
  2. Boyles, Bob & Paul Guido. 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport. Skyhorse, 2007. 1085.
  3. "Raceland 2003 Kentucky High School Football". Kentucky High School Athletic Association. http://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/khsaa/kyfb3/?id=15335. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "KHSAA Football Record Book - Individual Records". Kentucky High School Athletic Association. http://khsaa.org/records/football/individualrecords.pdf. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  5. "Middlesboro 1998 Kentucky High School Football". Kentucky High School Athletic Association. http://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/riherds/kyfb/4286. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  6. Steve Carp (September 8, 2011). "'Solid guys' Pettrey, Coutu vie for Locomotives' kicking job". www.reviewjournal.com. Stephens Media LLC. http://www.reviewjournal.com/solid-guys-pettrey-coutu-vie-locomotives-kicking-job. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  7. Fran (September 19, 2011). "OurSports Central Names UFL Players of the Week". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4296599. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  8. Tim Warsinskey (August 7, 2014). "Former Ohio State kicker kicker Aaron Pettrey is money in the bank for Cleveland Gladiators". www.cleveland.com. Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC.. http://www.cleveland.com/gladiators/index.ssf/2014/08/former_ohio_state_kicker_kicke.html. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  9. Tim Warsinskey (August 7, 2014). "2014 Cleveland Gladiators: Breaking down six wild, last-minute victories". www.cleveland.com. Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC.. http://www.cleveland.com/gladiators/index.ssf/2014/08/2014_cleveland_gladiators_brea.html. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  10. Marc Bona (August 2, 2014). "Cleveland Gladiators edge Philadelphia Soul 39-37 in thrilling Arena Football League playoff game". www.cleveland.com. Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC.. http://www.cleveland.com/gladiators/index.ssf/2014/08/cleveland_gladiators_edge_phil.html#incart_river. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
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