Wilkins retires after 14 seasons

Jeff Wilkins

The St. Louis Rams all time leading scorer and the best active kicker in the NFL hung up his spikes on Friday. After 14 seasons Jeff Wilkins the kicker out of Youngstown State University has retired. With his retirement the Rams only have three active players from their 2000 Super Bowl victory, Leonard Little, Orlando Pace and Torry Holt.

Wilkins spent time with the 49’ers, Eagles and the last eleven years with Rams.

“Jeff has been one of the best kickers that I have ever seen,” Rams coach Scott Linehan said. “We will miss him here, but we also wish him well in retirement.”

Wilkins went to the Pro Bowl in 2003 after leading the NFL in scoring with 163 points, going 39-for-42 on field-goal attempts that season. He’s the only kicker in NFL history to make a field goal as time expired in the first half, second half and to end an overtime.

“Throughout my 11 years with the Rams, everybody in the organization has been fantastic from top to bottom,” Wilkins said. “But my retirement is the best for me, my family and the Rams.”

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One Response to “Wilkins retires after 14 seasons”

  1. Jeff was a great asset to the team. He was a clutch kicker, not the strongest leg in the NFL but you could count on him in the closing seconds to win the game.