World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Rich Camarillo

Rich Camarillo
Date of birth (1959-11-29) November 29, 1959
Place of birth Whittier, California
Career information
Position(s) Punter
College Washington
Career history
As player
1981-1987 New England Patriots
1988 Los Angeles Rams
1989-1993 Phoenix Cardinals
1994-1995 Houston Oilers
1996 Oakland Raiders
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 5
Awards PFW Golden Toe Award (1992)
Career stats
  • Playing stats at NFL.com
  • Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Richard Jon Camarillo (born on November 29, 1959 in Whittier, California) is a former professional American Football punter who played 16 seasons in the NFL for the New England Patriots (1981–1987), Los Angeles Rams (1988), Phoenix Cardinals (1989–1993), Houston Oilers (1994–1995), and Oakland Raiders (1996). Before his NFL career, he earned All-America honors at Cerritos Junior College. He then transferred to the University of Washington,(79-80). Where he was selected as a member of the Huskies All-Century team. A consistently solid, dependable punter during his 16 NFL seasons, Camarillo led the league in punting yards twice (1985, 1994), net yard average three times,(1983, 1991 & 1992), gross yards per punt once (1989). He also led the league in 1994 with 35 balls inside the 20. With the Patriots, Camarillo made a championship appearance in Super Bowl XX, and ended up getting to punt quite often as his team was blown out 46-10 by the Chicago Bears. Camarillo punted 6 times for 263 yards (43.8 avg), with 225 net yards (37.5 avg), 1 touchback, and 1 punt in the 20, including a then Super Bowl record 62-yard punt that planted the Bears back at their own 4-yard line. However, Chicago still managed to drive a Super Bowl record 96 yards and score a touchdown anyway.

Camarillo finished his career with 1,027 punts for 43,895 yards (42.7 avg) and 279 punts inside the 20. Upon his retirement, that mark stood as the most in NFL history. Camarillo also had a career net average of 36.0 yards per punt. He was named to the NFL's all rookie team in 1981. He was also selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1983, 1989, 1991, 1992 & 1993 seasons. His 5 pro bowl appearances as a punter, are second only to Ray Guy who holds the record with 7. Camarillo had a punt returned for a touchdown in his first NFL game October 25, 1981. Fourteen seasons and 876 punts later on October 30, 1994, would be the next time one of his punts was returned for a score. He also owns the NFL's record for highest net avg. in a season with a mark of 39.6 yards. Camarillo's 44.5 yards per punt still stands as the highest punting average in NFL playoff history. He was also selected seven times (first or second team) All-Pro, in his career. He was also named to the team of the 90's by CNNSI. Camarillo, is a nominee for induction into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, class of 2009.

Camarillo coached the Ahwatukee Little League All-stars from Phoenix, Arizona in the 2006 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. His son Eric was a member of that team.

On 14 September 2009, he was selected to the 50 Greatest New England Patriots Team.

External links

  • Camarillo's stats
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.