|No. 1 Washington Redskins|
|Date of birth:January 24, 1990|
|Place of birth: Kalamazoo, Michigan|
|High School: Grand Haven (MI)|
|College: Western Michigan|
|NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251|
|Debuted in 2012 for the Buffalo Bills|
|* Buffalo Bills ( 2012)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
John Potter is a American football placekicker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). The Buffalo Bills selected him in the seventh round, 251st overall, of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Michigan University.
Potter left Western Michigan as the all-time leader in career points (333), consecutive point after touchdowns (PATs) made in a season (57) and consecutive PATs made in a career (129). His 129 consecutive PATs is also a Mid-American Conference (MAC) record. Potter recorded 36 touchbacks his senior season which ranked third in the nation. Potter also holds the school record for tackles by a kicker (36). In addition, he scored a rushing touchdown on a fake field goal, ran in a two-point conversion and recovered two fumbles on kick-off coverage.
Potter was named third team All-MAC his junior and senior season. He was also named conference special teams player of the week four times. He was named first team Academic All-American his senior season and graduated summa cum laude.
Potter was selected in the seventh round, 251st overall, by the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was the kickoff specialist for the first six weeks of the season but was released on November 6, 2012 after losing the kickoff job to Rian Lindell.
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