Jeff Gossett
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-01-25) January 25, 1957 (age 63)
Place of birth: Charleston, Illinois
Career information
College: Eastern Illinois
Undrafted in 1981
Debuted in 1981 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1996 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
NFL Punts     982
NFL Punting yards     40,569
NFL Punting yard average     41.3
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Jeffrey Alan Gossett (born January 25, 1957 in Charleston, Illinois) is a former American football punter who played in the National Football League (NFL) and the United States Football League (USFL). He was the starting punter for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders from 1988 through 1996. During the 1996 season, at age 39, Jeff was the NFL's oldest punter. He ended his football career after the 1996 season. One of the top punters in the NFL in the 1980s he averaged a career high 44.2 yards per punt in 1991 and earned a spot on the Pro Bowl roster. He also played in the USFL for the Chicago Blitz in 1984 and the Portland Breakers in 1985.


In 1978, Gossett was drafted in the fifth round by the New York Mets and played in their farm system for two seasons as an outfielder and third baseman.

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