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26. Jim Breech

Jim Breech had the honor of being a select group of Kickers to be chosen in the NFL Draft when the Oakland Raiders took him in the Eighth Round of the 1979 Draft. His tenure in Oakland was short-lived as the Raiders signed Chris Bahr, and cut Breech.  The Bengals would be Breech's landing place, and as of this writing, he has been the most productive Kicker in franchise history.

Breech was Cincinnati’s Kicker until he retired in 1992.  The former California Golden Bear is one of the few players who was a member of both AFC Championship Teams (1981 & 1988), and he might never have been a Pro Bowl Selection, but he is the Bengals’ all-time leading scorer. 

Over his Bengals career, Breech finished in the top ten in Points and Field Goal Percentage five times, and in 1988 he was the league-leader in Extra Points Made.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Place Kicker
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1980 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1992 Season.
  • Games Played: 181
  • Notable Statistics:

    313 Field Goal Attempts
    225 Field Goals Made
    71.9 Field Goal Percentage
    494 Extra Point Attempts
    476 Extra Points Made
    96.4 Extra Point Percentage
    5 Kickoffs*
    192 Kickoff Yards*
    14 Punts
    409 Punting Yards
    1 Pass Completion
    1 Pass Attempt
    12 Passing Yards
    35 Approximate Value

    *Kickoffs and Kickoff Yards were not a stat until the 1991 Season.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Most Extra Points Made (1988)
    Most Extra Point Attempts (1988)

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