For the Scottish professional soccer player, see Paul McFadden (footballer).
Paul McFadden
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-09-24) September 24, 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
College: Youngstown State
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 12 / Pick: 312
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1984 1987)
Career highlights and awards
* 1984 UPI. NFC Rookie of the Year
  • 1984 - All Pro. Eagles Co-MVP
  • 1985 - All Pro. Eagles Co-MVP
Stats at
Stats at

Paul McFadden (born September 24, 1961) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League. He gained recognition at the collegiate level as a kicker at Youngstown State University. McFadden became widely known for his barefooted kicking style.

He made his professional debut with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984. He led the NFL in field goals kicked (30) was named NFC Rookie of the Year and voted Co-MVP of the Eagles by his teammates. He repeated as Co-MVP of the Eagles in 1985 and remained with the team until 1987. He spent his final years in the NFL with the New York Giants (1988) and Atlanta Falcons (1989), respectively. His final NFL game was on 5 November 1989.

After ending his career as a professional football player, McFadden returned to Youngstown, where he served as director of athletic development from 1993 to 2002 and Chief Development Officer from 2002 to 2011. In 2011, he was appointed as President of the Youngstown State University Foundation. He currently resides in northeastern Ohio with his two sons.

He earned a BA in History from Youngstown State University in 1992, and a MA from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2000.


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