Gregory “Greg” Zuerlein participates in American football as a placekicker for the National Football League’s New York Jets. He is 1.83 m tall and 89 kg in weight. He graduated from Lincoln Pius X in 2006 after playing football there. He converted 12-of-16 attempts with a long of 52 yards in 2004, while still in high school, to set a Nebraska state record most field goals made in a season.
He received All-State and All-Class accolades in Nebraska as a junior and a senior for this effective play. He enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where from 2008 to 2010 he was a member of the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks football team. He played football for the Missouri Western Griffons team after transferring to Missouri Western State University in 2011.
There, he made 21 straight field goals, nine of which were longer than 50 yards, including two from 58 yards, setting an NCAA Division II record. He averaged 10.7 points per game and had a.952 field goal percentage in 2011, which was the greatest of any NCAA player in any division with 12 or more attempts. In the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected him.
The Dallas Cowboys inked Zuerlein to a three-year, $7.5 million deal in March 2020. He was released by the Cowboys in March 2022. He agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Jets on March 26, 2022.
Greg Zuerlein Parents: Meet Eileen Zuerlein and Gene Zuerlein
Greg Zuerlein was born to parents, Eileen Zuerlein and Gene Zuerlein. His parents keep a low profile so there is nothing else known about them.