|Date of birth:||February 26, 1940|
|Place of birth:||Garland, Texas|
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Mac L. Percival (born February 26, 1940 in Garland, Texas) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League from (1967-1974). He played for the Chicago Bears for seven seasons before joining the Dallas Cowboys. During his tenure with the Bears, he scored 456 points. He is also the last Bears kicker to make five field goals in a game, which he accomplished against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 10, 1968 in a 29-16 win.
Free Kick[edit | edit source]
In 1968, the Bears were facing the Green Bay Packers. With :26 remaining in the game with the score tied at 10-10, Bears returner Cecil Turner fair-catched a Packers punt at the Packers 43-yard line. The Bears decided to kick the game-winning kick as a fair catch kick, which has rarely been done before. Percival was able to make the 43-yarder to win the game. The kick was Percival's second game-winner, as Percival kicked a 47-yarder with :03 left against their rival in Minnesota to give the Bears a 26-24 win at Wrigley Field the week before.
References[edit | edit source]
- Mayer, Larry (2012-03-09). "Bears shocked Packers with last-minute free kick". Chicagobears.com. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-shocked-Packers-with-last-minute-free-kick/3D918F1C-7F1F-4740-AB17-D213D2398015. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
- Mayer, Larry. "Percival gave Bears a high five". Chicagobears.com. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Percival-gave-Bears-a-high-five/694143EC-D82C-4F96-8E66-47E0CD5DF63A. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
- Pierson, Don (Aug. 11, 1972). "Bears defeat Oilers 20-17". Chicago Tribune, p. c1.
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