Born in Fetsund, Norway—a logging town located 30 miles east of Norway’s capital city of Oslo—November 26, 1942, Stenerud [STIN-ah-rude] grew up playing soccer and skiing. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. His 373 career field goals and seven seasons of scoring 100 or more points were also NFL records. During his first three years as professional, the last seasons for the AFL, Stenerud hit 70% of his field goals, compared with a 53% average for the other kickers in the AFL and NFL. He’d never had a guy who had just kicked. 78 up there,” former teammate Terry Albrecht said, pointing to the top of Bobcat Stadium to Stenerud’s retired jersey. Although he was far from home, living independently was an exhilarating time, he said, and his ski jumping career was just taking off. I was drafted by Kansas City at the right time. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Gary Richards and Terry Albrecht came all the way out from the great state of Montana to share this day with me, I appreciate it guys very much. , Following the ski season, Stenerud joined the football team for spring drills in 1965 and as a junior that fall he kicked a 59-yard field goal, then a college football record, in a 24â7 home win over rival Montana. “It was very exciting. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. Congratulations on this excellent ventureâ¦ what a great idea! The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. There will never be another man like Jim Sweeney.”. There are two people here today that are great kickers as well as outstanding football players, George Blanda and Lou Graza. Jan Stenerud career stats with the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. I did, the basketball coach of all people walked across the field and he ran over to the football coach, Jim Sweeney, and informed him that a ski jumper was kicking the hell out of the ball out there. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? He was respected, admired and loved by his teammates and coaches. During his 18-year NFL career, Stenerud essentially wrote the record books. Stenerud hit 11 field goals and 49 extra points in scoring an NCAA-record 82 points. In recent years, Stenerud has been involved in a Kansas City firm involved in designing stadiums and sports arenas. Right then, Jim walked over to Jan and patted him on the rear and said, “We have pregame breakfast tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.”. âª 1970 Kansas City Chiefs placekicker Jan Stenerud speaks in interview about career, âª Jan Stenerud Shows Maggie Gray How To Kick A Field Goal | Sports Illustrated, âª 1970 Kansas City Chiefs player Johnny Robinson talks about his football career, âª Len Dawson recalls '65 Toss Power Trap' in Super Bowl IV | SI Now | Sports Illustrated, Stenerud's name in the Chiefs' ring of honor at. Select this result to view Jan A Stenerud's phone number, address, and more. “The way the people are hasn’t changed much, even over five decades. As a sophomore in 1964, Stenerud finished fourth at the NCAA National Championships in the ski jump, earning All-America honors in the process. In the Chiefs' upset victory over the Vikings in Super Bowl IV, Stenerud's three field goals, including a then Super Bowl record 48-yarder, accounted for the first nine points. Thank you very much. Bold denotes league leader. Needless to say, he made a dramatic impact. “It didn’t take long for that to change in everyone’s mind. Nearly 30 years ago I was recruited from Norway to Montana State on a ski scholarship. After the cardio session, MSU football player Dale Jackson talked Stenerud into cooling down by kicking a few footballs. Thank you very much coach. He is the first pure placekicker to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He could have been on the Olympic Ski team he had not pursued football. He will also be grateful for the opportunity to play professional football. He retired after the 1985 season. November 26, 1942 Kansas City Chiefs & Minnesota Vikings & Green Bay Packers, Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls, HALL OF FAME VILLAGE POWERED BY JOHNSON CONTROLS, Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic. Jan Stenerud, who was born November 26, 1942, in Fetsund, Norway, was an outstanding ski jumper who attended Montana State on a skiing scholarship. "Hometown Hero: Bobcat legend Jan Stenerud honored by MSU, Pro Football Hall of Fame", "Stenerud to be honored by Hall of Fame in Bozeman Thursday", "Bobcat legend Stenerud to be honored in Bozeman", "The distinctions aren't as easy to make any more, but, God willing, some things will never change", National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, National Football League 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, Career statistics and player information from. That dream indicates to me, I was probably under more pressure than I ever realized.”. He got me started in this great American game and coach without your enthusiasm, your intensity and desire to win, obviously I wouldn't be here today. Stenerud is the first “pure” placekicker to enter the Hall. We had the greatest players that anybody had ever seen on the football field. Stenerud was instantly enamored by campus life. There are certain occasions in everybody's life that make you think about the people that influenced you the most and helped you. The NFL Hall of Famer and Montana State legend’s story of growing up a prodigious skier in Norway before transforming into the only kicker in Canton makes it seem like Stenerud has been living a dream all his life.
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