Erik Folk
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-26) January 26, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Woodland Hills, California
High School: Notre Dame High School,
Sherman Oaks, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
College: Washington
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Erik Folk (born on January 26, 1989) was an American college football player, who was the placekicker of the University of Washington. He is most remembered for kicking game-winning field goals to beat USC in 2009 and 2010.

He went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, and was signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Falcons before being released during the preseason.

High schoolEdit

Folk helped Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High School to an 11-1 record and a Serra League championship as a senior in 2006. The team finished the regular season 10-0 before beating Dana Hills, 45-10, in the first round of the playoffs, subsequently lost to Long Beach Poly, 31-21, the following week. Folk's team finished as the No. 6 team in the state, according to MaxPreps. Los Angeles Daily News second-team all-area kicker and other awards and accomplishments including, CalHiSports all-state third team, PrepStar all-region selection, booted 53-of-53 PATs and seven field goals as a senior, kicked a 56-yarder vs. Birmingham High in 2006.

He also kicked a 50-yarder vs. Canyon, the Knights spent part of 2005 season ranked No. 1 in the state before falling to Dominguez in the CIF Southern Section Western Division final.


During the 2009 season, it was Folk’s 22-yarder with three seconds to play that made the difference in a 16-13 upset win over No. 3 USC.

Folk repeated his last-second heroics against No. 18 USC the following year, hitting a 32-yard game-winning field goal. He was named Pac-10 Special Teams player of the week on October 4, 2010.

Pro careerEdit

Folk was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2012, but was released before the regular season.


Folk was born to Anton and Kathryn Folk. He is the younger brother of New York Jets kicker Nick Folk, who was a first-team All-Pac-10 punter in 2006. He also has another brother, Greg Folk, who played soccer at UCLA.

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