Eddie Murray kicking a field goal

Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray was known as "Steady Eddie" and "Money Murray" through his 19 year pro football career. He was astonishingly consistent in converting point-after touchdown kicks, hitting 258 straight in one stretch, and his coolness under pressure gave the seven National Football League teams on which he played a chance to win tight games. In 1976, his all-around athleticism and kicking ability earned him a scholarship to Tulane University. He broke most of the school's kicking records there and was drafted by the NFL's Detroit Lions in 1980. He had an auspicious NFL beginning as he won the kicking job with the Lions and he led the team with 116 points. He was picked for the Pro Bowl and named MVP after kicking four field goals. Murray was a fixture in Detroit for 12 seasons but at age 35, was far from done. Eddie had a "career year" with Dallas in 1993; amassing a best ever 122 points as he set team records with 28 field goals. He played an integral role as the team rolled to a 30 -13 Super Bowl win over Buffalo. Murray played just three full seasons after that memorable campaign then ended his career with Washington in 2000 by playing in his 250th game. With 1,594 points and a 75.5 field goal percentage, he was sixth all-time best in the NFL.

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