Al Del Greco

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Al Del Greco
AlDelGreco.jpg
Date of birth:(1962-03-02) March 2, 1962 (age 51)
Place of birth:Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Career information
Position(s):Placekicker
College:Auburn
Organizations
As player:
1984-1987
1987-1990
1991-2000
Green Bay Packers
St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals
Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com
 
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Al Del Greco
AlDelGreco.jpg
Date of birth:(1962-03-02) March 2, 1962 (age 51)
Place of birth:Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Career information
Position(s):Placekicker
College:Auburn
Organizations
As player:
1984-1987
1987-1990
1991-2000
Green Bay Packers
St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals
Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Albert Louis Del Greco (born March 2, 1962) is a former American football placekicker and a current sports radio personality and high school coach in Birmingham, Alabama.

Biography[edit]

Del Greco finished his 17 NFL seasons with 347 of 449 (77%) field goals and 551 of 554 (99%) extra points, giving him a total of 1,592 points. As of 2009, this ranks him #14 on the NFL's list of all time leading scorers. He was inducted in the Alabama Hall of Fame.[1]

A four-year letterman at Auburn, Del Greco completed 110 out of 111 PATs in his college career.[2] He also set the SEC record for field goal attempts in a single game and field goals made in a single game in a 1982 game versus Kentucky where he made six out of his seven attempts.[3] As of 2006, those 18 points still stand as a school record for most points scored by a kicker in a single game. His 236 career points place him fifth on the Auburn career scoring list.

At Spain Park High School in Hoover, Alabama, Del Greco is the boys golf coach and the football team's kicking coach.[4] His son, Trey was the football team's place kicker prior to graduating after the 2007 season. Trey is now on golf scholarship at Vanderbilt University. In 2003, Del Greco became Birmingham Steeldogs' kickers coach.[1] As of 2006, he co-hosts "The Opening Drive" on WJOX in Birmingham, Alabama with Jay Barker and Tony Kurre. His daughter, Erica, is currently a student at Auburn University and his son, Derrick is currently also at Spain Park. Del Greco was the starting Placekicker in Super Bowl XXXIV for the Tennessee Titans, in which his team lost 23-16. In the game, he made 1 field goal, which tied the game 16-16. The following season, in his last NFL game, he missed a field goal attempt, had two others blocked and scored one field goal in a playoff match against Baltimore Ravens, losing 10-24.

Preceded by
Jan Stenerud
Green Bay Packers Starting Kickers
1984-1987
Succeeded by
Max Zendejas (1987 and 1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Al Del Greco Added to Steeldogs Coaching Staff". Birmingham Steeldogs. Retrieved 2006-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Printable Biography of Al Del Greco". All American Speakers. Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  3. ^ "SEC Football Record Book - Individuals". Southeastern Conference. Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Al Del Greco". Spain Park High School Coaches. Archived from the original on 4 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 

5. ^ [1] Super Bowl XXXIV Rosters 6. ^ Super Bowl XXXIV#Scoring summary

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