Career Achievements

  • NFL 75th ANNIVERSARY ALL-TIME TEAM MEMBER 
(Chosen by a selection committee of media and league personnel in 1994)
  • SUPER BOWL SILVER ANNIVERSARY TEAM MEMBER
 (Chosen by the fans in 1990 prior to Super Bowl XXV)
  • 1970′s ALL-DECADE TEAM MEMBER 
(All-Decade teams chosen by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee members)
  • ALL-TIME NFL TEAM MEMBER 
(Chosen by members of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee in 2000 for the book NFL’s Greatest)
  • AFL-NFL 1960-1984 ALL-STAR TEAM MEMBER 
(Chosen by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee in 1985)
  • First Pure Punter Drafted in the 1st Round (23rd player overall).
-Played in seven Pro Bowls (six consecutively) – most ever for a punter
  • Played in seven AFC Championship Games.
  • Played in three Super Bowl wins punting 14 times (tied for 3rd for most Super Bowl punts in a career) including a 41.9 average (3rd highest average recorded for a career)
  • Led NFL in Punting three times.
-NFL Postseason Record for most punts in a career with 111 punts
  • NFL Postseason Record for Highest Punting Average in a game with 56.0 average (This record includes a 71-yard punt – the 3rd Longest Postseason punt in NFL history)
  • Pro Bowl Record for most punts in a career with 33 punts
  • First Pure Punter Nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Listed as one of 300 Greatest Players in NFL History by the Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League – Total Football II
  • First Punter to win the Golden Toe Award (presented by Pro Football Weekly)
  • “Hang-time” came into the NFL lexicon during his tenure. One of his punts hit the hanging scoreboard in the Louisiana Superdome. Another was tested for helium
  • Doubled as team’s emergency quarterback with strong, accurate passing arm
  • Never missed a game (Played in 207 consecutive games in 14 year career)
  • No blocked kicks in his first five NFL seasons. Had only three of 1049 punts blocked in his career. (Finished career with streak of 619 unblocked boots)
  • Placed an astonishing 57 punts inside 20-yard line during 1984-85 seasons