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Jeff Feagles
No. 6, 5, 10, 17, 18[1]     
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-03-07) March 7, 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth: Anaheim, California
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
Undrafted in 1988
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 1988 1989)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XLII)
Punts     1,713
Punt yards     71,211
Average punt     41.6
Games played     352
Stats at NFL.com

Jeffrey Haunt Feagles (born March 7, 1966) is a former American football punter who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twenty-two seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 1988, and most recently played for the New York Giants.

Feagles is known for using the "coffin corner" punt. He earned Pro Bowl selections in 1995 and 2008 and won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII over the Patriots. Feagles, the most durable punter in NFL history, officially announced his retirement on April 30, 2010. Feagles attended Gerard High School in Phoenix, Arizona and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball.[2][3] In his 22 seasons career, Feagles never missed a game.

College careerEdit

Following a single season at Scottsdale Community College,[4] Feagles played college football at the University of Miami. He joined the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity during his time as an undergraduate. He won a national championship with Miami's 1987 team.[3] Feagles was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at its 40th Annual Banquet on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at Miami's Jungle Island.[3]

Professional careerEdit

File:Feagles Carney 2008.jpg

In the summer of 2004, during Feagles' second season with the New York Giants, he offered newly drafted quarterback Eli Manning his #10, which was the same number that Manning wore in college. In exchange, Feagles and his family received an all-expenses paid vacation to Florida paid for by Manning.[5] He switched to 17 until wide receiver Plaxico Burress wanted the number, Feagles sold the number to him in exchange of a new kitchen in the house.

2007 marked Feagles' 20th NFL season. Prior to his affiliation with the New York Giants, he played for the New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.

He was a member of the New York Giants in their Super Bowl XLII win over the New England Patriots on February 3, 2008, the first, and only Super Bowl of his 20-year career. At 41 years, 10 months, 26 days of age, he was the oldest player to have played in a Super Bowl, until the Colts' Matt Stover broke the record in 2010.[6]

Feagles earned his second career selection to the Pro Bowl in 2008.

On April 30, 2010, after the Giants opened mini-camp, Feagles announced his retirement.[7] Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said about the retirement, "He is 44 years old. He worked very hard for approximately a month right after the season just to try to tell himself again that he could do this and wanted to be able to do it. And then ran into some -- as we went on and started the offseason program -- ran into some of the physical tests that you have to go through as you continue to advance almost on a weekly basis. He has a program which is unique to himself, but he is having some physical issues. And so he has decided to deal with them."[7]

Feagles played 22 seasons and played in every single game, 352 games overall. Feagles holds the NFL record for most consecutive games played in a career.[8] Feagles finished 3rd all-time in most games played in NFL history, only Morten Andersen and Gary Anderson have played in more games than he.[8]

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season
Denotes Super Bowl–winning season
Led the league
Denotes NFL record

Template:NFL punting stats start |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1988 | style="text-align:center;"| New England | 16 || 91 || 3,482 || 38.3 || style="background:#cfecec;"|74 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1989 | style="text-align:center;"| New England | 16 || 63 || 2,392 || 38.0 || 64 || 1 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1990 | style="text-align:center;"| Philadelphia | 16 || 72 || 3,026 || 42.0 || 60 || 2 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1991 | style="text-align:center;"| Philadelphia | 16 || style="background:#cfecec;"|87 || 3,640 || 41.8 || 77 || 1 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1992 | style="text-align:center;"| Philadelphia | 16 || 82 || 3,459 || 42.2 || 68 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1993 | style="text-align:center;"| Philadelphia | 16 || 83 || 3,323 || 40.0 || 60 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1994 | style="text-align:center;"| Arizona | 16 || style="background:#cfecec;"|98 || 3,997 || 40.8 || 54 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1995 | style="text-align:center;"| Arizona | 16 || 72 || 3,150 || 43.8 || 60 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1996 | style="text-align:center;"| Arizona | 16 || 76 || 3,328 || 43.8 || 68 || 1 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1997 | style="text-align:center;"| Arizona | 16 || 91 || 4,028 || 44.3 || 62 || 1 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1998 | style="text-align:center;"| Seattle | 16 || 81 || 3,568 || 44.0 || 59 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 1999 | style="text-align:center;"| Seattle | 16 || 84 || 3,425 || 40.8 || 59 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 2000 | style="text-align:center;"| Seattle | 16 || 74 || 2,960 || 40.0 || 57 || 1 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 2001 | style="text-align:center;"| Seattle | 16 || 85 || 3,730 || 43.9 || 68 || 1 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 2002 | style="text-align:center;"| Seattle | 16 || 61 || 2,542 || 41.7 || 58 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 2003 | style="text-align:center;"| NY Giants | 16 || 90 || 3,641 || 40.5 || 59 || 1 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 2004 | style="text-align:center;"| NY Giants | 16 || 74 || 3,069 || 41.5 || 55 || style="background:#cfecec;"|2 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 2005 | style="text-align:center;"| NY Giants | 16 || 73 || 3,070 || 42.1 || 56 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 2006 | style="text-align:center;"| NY Giants | 16 || 77 || 3,098 || 40.2 || 54 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;background:#afe6ba;"| 2007† | style="text-align:center;"| NY Giants | 16 || 71 || 2,865 || 40.4 || 60 || 1 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 2008 | style="text-align:center;"| NY Giants | 16 || 64 || 2,814 || 44.0 || 61 || 0 |- | style="text-align:center;"| 2009 | style="text-align:center;"| NY Giants | 16 || 64 || 2,604 || 40.7 || 59 || 0 |- |- class="sortbottom" style="background:#eee;" |style="text-align:center;" colspan="2"|Career | style="background:#e0cef2;"|352 || style="background:#e0cef2;"|1,713 || style="background:#e0cef2;"|71,211 || 41.6 || 77 || 12 |}

NFL RecordsEdit

On November 27, 2005, Feagles broke the NFL record for consecutive games played, with 283. The record was previously held by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall who played from 1960 to 1979. His record stands at 352.[9]

Feagles holds the following NFL records:

  • Most consecutive games played, career: 352[9]
  • Most punts, career: 1,713[9]
  • Most punts inside the 20, career: 497[9]
  • Most punting yards, career: 71,211[9]

Personal life Edit

Feagles is married to Michelle. They have four sons: Christopher (nicknamed C.J.), Blake, Trevor, and Zachary. Christopher was a punter for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football team and played in the US Army high-school All-American game in 2008.[10] Blake played wide receiver for UConn in 2013 and 2014.[11] Zach is currently a punter at the University of Miami and won the starting job as a freshman in 2017.[12] Trevor did not pursue collegiate football, but currently attends Loyola Marymount University.[13]

Feagles currently resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey where he is a residential and commercial real estate agent for Keller Williams. He is also a member of the New York Giants Broadcast Team responsible for pre and post game radio content along with analysis on the Fox Giants Post Game Live show.

Upon his retirement, Feagles was the last active player to appear in the NES classic video game, Tecmo Super Bowl.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Jeff Feagles". Pro-Football Reference. Archived from the original on July 20, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140720185011/http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FeagJe20.htm. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  2. "Feagles’s Roundabout Route to the Super Bowl". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140905222834/http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/sports/football/29giants.html?_r=0. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Jeff Feagles". University of Miami. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141019003736/http://umsportshalloffame.com/bio.asp?ID=49. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
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  5. "Jersey numbers never as easy as 1-2-3". Toronto Star. thestar.com. May 11, 2011. https://www.thestar.com/sports/football/nfl/article/988998--jersey-numbers-never-as-easy-as-1-2-3. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
  6. "Colts placekicker Stover, 42, boots FG to become oldest player to score in Super Bowl". Allvoices.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131004220053/http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/5184384-colts-kicker-stover-42-becomes-oldest-player-to-score-in-super-bowl. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles to retire after 22 seasons - ESPN New York". Sports.espn.go.com. April 28, 2010. http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5143605. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Jeff Feagles NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. March 7, 1966. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FeagJe20.htm. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 "Jeff Feagles' stats page". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/players/jefffeagles/profile?id=FEA207645. Retrieved January 31, 2010.
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  11. "UConn Huskies: Blake Feagles Bio". http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/blake_feagles_852014.html. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  12. "UM football finally releases depth chart. Look who’s starting.". Miami Herald. http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article169827027.html.
  13. "Cooper ready for punter's role". https://www.northjersey.com/96149384. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  14. "The Official End of the Tecmo Super Bowl Era". NBC New York. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/sports/The-Official-End-of-the-Tecmo-Super-Bowl-Era-92520584.html.
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