Luis Zendejas
Date of birth: (1961-10-22) October 22, 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth: Mexico City, Mexico
Career information
Position(s): Kicker
College: Arizona State
 As player:
Arizona Outlaws (USFL)
Dallas Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles
Arizona Rattlers (AFL)
Birmingham Barracudas (CFL)
Playing stats at

Luis Fernando Zendejas (born October 22, 1961) is a former American college and professional football player from Mexico. Zendejas played college football for Arizona State University, and was recognized as an All-American. He later played professionally in the United States Football League (USFL), National Football League (NFL), Arena Football League and Canadian Football League (CFL).

Early yearsEdit

Zendejas was born in Mexico City.

College careerEdit

He attended Arizona State University, where he played for the Arizona State Sun Devils football team from 1981 to 1984. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as junior in 1983, and was the all-time career leading scorer in National Collegiate Athletic Association history when he left Arizona State.

Professional careerEdit

Zendejas played for the USFL's Arizona Outlaws in 1985, and the NFL's Dallas Cowboys from 1987 to 1989, and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1989. He also played for the Arena Football League's Arizona Rattlers from 1992 to 1995. He finished his career in the CFL's Birmingham Barracudas, where he kicked for 144 points in a single season in 1995. While playing for the Dallas Cowboys, he was the purported target of the "Bounty Bowl" in which the Philadelphia Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan was alleged to have placed a $200 bounty on his head.


His brothers, Max[1] and Alex (college) were also kickers.[2] His nephew Alex Zendejas Jr. was a kicker at the University of Arizona. He is also the cousin of Tony and Marty Zendejas.


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