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46. Mark Moseley

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46. Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley’s rise to MVP has to be one of the most unlikely ones in NFL history…and not just because he is a Place Kicker.

Moseley was a 14thRound Pick in 1971 by Philadelphia, where he played 14 Games but as cut after his rookie year.  Next up were the Houston Oilers, but that too was a year before he was out of football, sending letters to teams looking for an opportunity. That came in 1974 with the Washington Redskins, and he would become the best Kicker in franchise history.

Moseley led the NFL in Field Goals made in 1976, 1977, and 1979, with a Pro Bowl Selection coming in the last of those years.  He would lead the NFL in that stat again in 1982, going 20 for 21 in that strike-shortened year.  Moseley was a Pro Bowl Selection again but also a First Team All-Pro.  With no clear-cut dominant player, Moseley was the surprise MVP by the AP.  The Redskins went on to win their first Super Bowl that year, and Moseley's accuracy in 1982 was a large component as to why.

He would play four more years With Washington and was released during the 1986 season.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Place Kicker
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1974 Season.
  • Departed: Released during the 1986 Season.
  • Games Played: 182
  • Notable Statistics:

    397 Field Goal Attempts
    263 Field Goals Made
    66.2 Field Goal Percentage
    441 Extra Point Attempts
    417 Extra Points Made
    94.6 Extra Point Percentage
    51 Approximate Value

  • Played For: Washington Redskins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (XVII)
    AP MVP (1982)
    First Team All-Pro (1982)
    Second Team All-Pro (1979)
    Pro Bowl (1979 & 1982)
    Most Points Scared (1983)
    Most Extra Points Made (1983)
    Most Extra Point Attempts (1983)
    Most Field Goals Made (1976, 1977, 1979 & 1982)
    Most Field Goal Attempts (1977, 1979 & 1983)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (1982)

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