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Ray Wersching

Ray Wersching
No. 14
Position: Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1950-08-21) August 21, 1950
Place of birth: Mondsee, Austria
Career information
College: California
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
FG Att: 329
FGM: 222
FG Pct: 67.5
Stats at

Raimund "Ray" Wersching (born August 21, 1950) is an Austrian former placekicker in the NFL. He played in the NFL for a span of 15 years, from 1973 through 1987.


  • Early career 1
  • NFL career 2
  • Other 3
  • References 4

Early career

He attended Warren High School in Downey, California.

NFL career

Undrafted after his career at Cerritos College and the University of California, Berkeley, Wersching was signed by the San Diego Chargers, where he played for four years. In 1977, Wersching joined the San Francisco 49ers. In Super Bowl XVI, Wersching tied a Super Bowl record by kicking 4 field goals, and his team won 26-21. He won another Super Bowl ring with the 49ers in Super Bowl XIX, defeating the Miami Dolphins 38-16. When he retired, Wersching held 49ers records for points, field goals and extra points. He was the twelfth player in NFL history to score 1,000 points in a career, and was the most recent player to have scored from a fair catch kick.[1]

Wersching had a unique kicking style. Upon crossing the out of bound line onto the field to kick a field goal or extra-point, he always looked down, never raising his head until after he kicked.[2]


Wersching holds an inactive public accountant's license.[3]


  1. ^ NFL Fair Catch Kick Attempts, Quirkyresearch
  2. ^ Kicker lined up success in NFL, but life after game proves harder, Richard Whiting, SFGate/Chronicle 21 April 2009
  3. ^$LCEV2.QueryView?P_LICENSE_NUMBER=40595&P_LTE_ID=783

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