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Boswell signed to new five-year contract

The Steelers
03 Aug 2022, 06:30 GMT+10

Teresa Varley

The Steelers signed kicker Chris Boswell to a new five-year contract. The team did not release details of the contract.

Boswell has been a mainstay for the Steelers kicking game since he was signed as a free agent a month into the 2015 season.

In his seven seasons, Boswell has connected on 182 of 206 field goal attempts (88.3%), which ranks second in NFL history with at least 200 field goal attempts, and 231 of 245 extra point attempts (94.3%). In 104 games played he has accounted for 777 points. He has hit on at least one field goal of 50 or more yards in six of his seven seasons.

Boswell holds the Steelers records in career field goal percentage (.883), single-season field goal percentage (.950, 2020), consecutive field goals made (25, 2019-20), single-season field goals made (36, 2021) and single-season points (142, 2017). He has made 17-of-21 field goal attempts in his NFL career from 50 yards or further. His 17 field goals made from 50+ yards are the most in franchise history. He ranks third in franchise history in both career points (777) and field goals made (182). Boswell has made 11-of-13 career field goals (.846) in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime.

In 2021 Boswell converted on 36 of 40 field goals (90%) while connecting on 27 of 29 extra point attempts (93.1%). His 36 field goals set a new Steelers single season record, beating his own record of 35 field goals set in 2017. He also broke his own record for the longest field goal made at Acrisure Stadium when he hit a 56-yarder in the home opener in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Boswell became the first player in NFL history to make two 50+ yard field goals, hit a game-winning field goal and recover an opponent's fumble in the same game when he did so in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears.

Boswell had his highest field goal percentage of his career and in team history in 2020 when he connected on 95% of them, converting 19 of 20 attempts.

Boswell was voted to his first Pro Bowl in 2017 and kicked four game-winning field goals that season, including three as time expired against the Colts, Packers and Bengals. The three field goals with time expiring tied the record for most in a single season since the 1970 NFL merger. His 53-yard game-winning field goal against the Packers tied the record for the longest field goal at Heinz Field at the time. Boswell connected on 35 of 38 field goal attempts and 37 of 39 extra point attempts. His 35 field goals set a Steelers single season record at the time, and the first time a Steelers kicker made at least 30 field goals since Shaun Suisham did so in 2013. Boswell also set a team single season record for most points with 142.

Boswell entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent, signed by the Houston Texans following the 2014 NFL Draft. He was released by the Texans before the start of the 2014 regular season, added to their practice squad for a brief stint, before not playing that season. He spent time on and off the Giants 2015 offseason/training camp roster, before being released prior to the start of that season.

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:

Field Goals Made

6 at Cincinnati Bengals, Dec 18, 2016

5 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Oct 22, 2017

4 vs. Cleveland Browns, Jan 03, 2022

4 vs. Tennessee Titans, Dec 19, 2021

...6 more at 4

Field Goal Attempts:

6 at Cincinnati Bengals, Dec 18, 2016

5 vs. Tennessee Titans, Dec 19, 2021

5 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Oct 22, 2017

...1 more at 5

Longest Field Goals Made:

59 at Dallas Cowboys, Nov 08, 2020

56 vs. Las Vegas Raiders, Sep 19, 2021

54 vs. Chicago Bears, Nov 08, 2021

53 vs. Baltimore Ravens, Dec 05, 2021

53 vs. Green Bay Packers, Nov 26, 2017

Longest Field Goals Attempt:

56 vs. Tennessee Titans, Dec 19, 2021

55 vs. Dallas Cowboys, Nov 13, 2016

54 vs. Miami Dolphins, Oct 28, 2019

54 vs. New England Patriots, Oct 23, 2016

49 at Minnesota Vikings, Dec 09, 2021

...1 more at 49

PATs Made:

7 vs. Carolina Panthers, Nov 08, 2018

5 vs. Cleveland Browns, Oct 18, 2020

5 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Oct 11, 2020

...3 more at 5

PAT Attempts:

7 vs. Carolina Panthers, Nov 08, 2018

6 vs. Atlanta Falcons, Oct 07, 2018

5 vs. Cleveland Browns, Oct 18, 2020

5 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Oct 11, 2020

...2 more at 5

Points:

18 at Cincinnati Bengals, Dec 18, 2016

17 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Oct 22, 2017

16 vs. Tennessee Titans, Nov 16, 2017

15 vs. Baltimore Ravens, Dec 10, 2017

15 at Cincinnati Bengals, Dec 13, 2015

Special Teams Tackles:

1 vs. Baltimore Ravens, Oct 06, 2019

1 vs. Cleveland Browns, Oct 28, 2018

...5 more at 1

Kickoff Average:

68.0 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Oct 02, 2016

67.4 vs. Minnesota Vikings, Sep 17, 2017

67.4 vs. Cleveland Browns, Nov 15, 2015

66.8 vs. Cleveland Browns, Jan 01, 2017

66.4 at Indianapolis Colts, Nov 24, 2016

Extra Point Attempt Percentage:

100.0 vs. Cleveland Browns, Oct 18, 2020

100.0 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Oct 11, 2020

...3 more at 100.0

Field Goal Percentage:

100.0 vs. Cleveland Browns, Jan 03, 2022

100.0 vs. Indianapolis Colts, Nov 03, 2019

...7 more at 100.0

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