Nick Lowery
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Nick Lowery
Nick Lowery
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Lowery in 2018
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Personal information
Born: (1956-05-27) May 27, 1956 (age 63)
Munich, West Germany
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Washington (DC) St. Albans
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goals:383 / 479
Extra points:562 / 568
Points scored:1,711
Player stats at

Dominic Gerald Lowery (born May 27, 1956), nicknamed Nick the Kick, is a former American football placekicker for the New England Patriots (1978), the Kansas City Chiefs (1980-1993), and New York Jets (1994-1996).[1] Lowery was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and when he retired was ranked first in field goal percentage and also had the most field goals in NFL history. As of 2018 he was 16th on the National Football League's list of all-time scoring leaders, and is the Chiefs' all-time leading scorer, with 1,466 points in his 14 seasons with the club.

Nick grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended St. Albans School where he was a star football player.

He attended Dartmouth College.[2] He has an M.P.A from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government,[2] the first pro athlete to graduate from there.

In 2009 Lowery was inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame.[2]

NFL career highlights

Lowery was All-Pro 7 times during his career, and set several NFL records during his career.

  • Most accurate all-time (from 1984-1997 Lowery held the all-time accuracy mark for 10 of those 12 years)
  • Most games with 2 or more 50 yards field goals
  • Longest field goal in the first quarter on September 18, 1983 (58 yards, tied with Greg Zuerlein)
  • Lowery held the record for best PAT percentage since the goal posts were moved back 10 yards and PAT's became 20 yards, not 10 yards.
  • Lowery received the NFL Players Association's most prestigious humanitarian award, the Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award, in 1993.
  • Lowery kicked more than 15 game-winners during his career, including in 2 playoff games vs. the Oakland Raiders in 1992 and Pittsburgh Steelers in 1994, and also kicked the game-winning points in all 3 Pro Bowls in 1982, 1991 and 1993.
  • 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame nominee
  • 13th most field goals all-time (383) as of 2018[3]

Career regular season statistics

Career high/best bolded


  1. ^ "Nick Lowery". National Football League. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Furlong, Lisa. "Nick Lowery '78". Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "NFL Career Total Field Goals Made Leaders". Retrieved 2016.

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