Doug Brien
Date of birth: (1970-11-24) November 24, 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth: Bloomfield, NJ
Career information
Position(s): Kicker
College: California
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 3 / Pick 85
 As player:
San Francisco 49ers
New Orleans Saints
Indianapolis Colts
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Minnesota Vikings
New York Jets
Chicago Bears
Playing stats at

Douglas Robert Zachariah Brien (born November 24, 1970) is a former American football placekicker. He played twelve seasons for seven teams in the National Football League: San Francisco, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, New York Jets, and Chicago. Brien was picked in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft (85th overall) by San Francisco out of the University of California, Berkeley.

High school careerEdit

Brien attended De La Salle High School in Concord, California, where he was a placekicker for the Spartans' football team his senior year.

College careerEdit

At California, he left leading the school in all-time points with 288 points, and in field goal accuracy, hitting 56 out of 80 attempts, hitting 80% of his field goals for his career. Off the field, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with a B.A. degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies (PEIS) in 1994.

Pro careerEdit

As a rookie, Brien won a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers after their 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. He holds the record for most PATs in a single postseason with 17, set in that 1994 season.

He is best known in the New York area for missing two potential game-winning field goal attempts in the final two minutes of the New York Jets' 2004 AFC divisional playoff game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[1] He was released by the team a couple of months after the game, but later signed by the Chicago Bears, from whom he was released later on in the 2005 season, which ended his pro career.

For his NFL career, Brien made 80.2% of his field goal attempts and converted 98.0% of PAT attempts.[2]

After retirementEdit

After the conclusion of his NFL career, Brien co-founded the real estate investment firm Waypoint Real Estate Group, which buys distressed houses and rents them out.[3]


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Preceded by
Paul Edinger
Chicago Bears Kickers
Succeeded by
Robbie Gould
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