Former NFL kicker Ryan Longwell has informed the Green Bay Packers he intends to retire as a Packer, according to Packers General Manager Ted Thompson. From 1997-2005, Longwell scored a franchise record 1,054 points.
Longwell made 226 field goals in 277 attempts (81.5%) and made 376 of 380 extra point attempts (98.9%) in his nine-year career with the Packers. After the Packers cut ties with the former University of California Golden Bear, Longwell was the Minnesota Vikings' kicker from 2005-2011.
With the Vikings, Longwell made 135 of his 157 field goal attempts (86%), and made 228 of 233 extra point attempts (97.8%) in his six-year career for the Vikings. In total, Longwell connected on 361 field goals in 434 attempts (83.2%), and 604 of 613 extra points attempts (98.5%), scoring 1,687 career points in his 15-year NFL career.
Shortly after the Vikings released the veteran kicker after the 2012 NFL season, Longwell signed with the Seattle Seahawks, but he never attempted one kick for his hometown team.
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