|Date of birth:||March 26, 1908|
|Place of birth:||Webster Grove, Missouri, United States|
|Date of death:||June 23, 1985(aged 77)|
|College:||St. Louis University|
St. Louis Veterans (asst.coach)
St. Louis Gunners
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Joseph Francis Lintzenich (March 26, 1908 – June 23, 1985) was a professional American football player for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He also played for the St. Louis Gunners in 1932, prior to the club's entry into the NFL. Prior to that he was an assistant coach, under Garland Grange, for the St. Louis Veterans. On November 16, 1931, against the New York Giants, Lintzenich tied Wilbur Henry's NFL record by kicking a 94 yard punt. He shared that record with Henry until it was broken by Steve O'Neal of the New York Jets, who kicked a 98 yard punt on September 29, 1969 against the Denver Broncos.
He was the father-in-law of broadcaster Jack Buck.
References[edit | edit source]
- Carroll, Bob (1983). "The St. Louis Gunners". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 4 (Annual): 1–14. http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Coffin_Corner/05-An-167.pdf.
- Thibeau, Tracy (2010). "Chile and Bud". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 32 (5): 1–2.
- Record of Football Punts of 89 Yards or Higher
- St. Louis Billiken Hall of Fame Members
- 1980-1989 Necrology at Oldest Living Pro Football Players