Rich Karlis American Football Placekicker

Richard John Karlis (born May 23, 1959, in Salem, Ohio) is a former American Football placekicker who played nine seasons for the Denver Broncos, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Detroit Lions in the National Football League from 1982 to 1990. He played college football at the University of Cincinnati and is known as the last of the field goal kickers who kicked barefoot full time in the NFL. Karlis is best known for kicking the game winning field goal in overtime for the Broncos against the Cleveland Browns in the 1986 AFC Championship game to reach Super Bowl XXI. He had a rather ironic performance in Super Bowl XXI, tying a Super Bowl record with a 48-yard field goal, but also missing a 23-yard attempt, the shortest missed field goal in Super Bowl history at that time. In 1989, he tied a then NFL record by kicking seven field goals in a game against the Los Angeles Rams, a record held until 2007. Karlis made 172 field goals and 283 extra point attempts for 799 points in his career and also holds Super Bowl records for most field goal attempts with six, making three of them and other records including most consecutive field goals made as a rookie with thirteen in 1982.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 23rd, 1959
United States of America
Places lived
Ohio , United States of America
pop. 11,570,808 (2013)
Salem , Ohio
pop. 12,130 (2013)


1. University of Cincinnati Colleges/University

The University of Cincinnati (commonly referred to as Cincinnati or UC) is a comprehensive public research university in Cincinnati, in the U.S. state of Ohio, and a part of the University System of Ohio.

2013. 1.05 bil. $
2011. 1 bil. $
Institution colors
2600 Clifton Ave., 45221 - Cincinnati, Ohio
2013. 31,983
2010. 22,449
2009. 21,884
2013. 10,673
2010. 9,834
Acceptance rate
2012. 67.1 %
2010. 65.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 10.8 K $
2011. 10.4 K $
2010. 10.1 K $
2009. 9.4 K $
2008. 9.4 K $
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