Carlos Antonio Huerta (born June 29, 1969) is an American former professional football player who was a placekicker in three different professional leagues. He played college football for the Miami Hurricanes, and was recognized as an All-American. Drafted in the twelfth round of the 1992 NFL Draft, he played in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL) and Arena Football League.
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|Born:||June 29, 1969|
Coral Gables, Florida
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight:||184 lb (83 kg)|
|High school:||Christopher Columbus|
|NFL Draft:||1992 / Round: 12 / Pick: 315|
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Huerta attended the University of Miami, where he was a walk-on kicker for the Hurricanes teams from 1988 to 1991. During his four years as a starter, he led the Hurricanes in scoring. He still holds the Hurricanes career records for points after touchdowns (PATs), field goals, and total points, as well as the top three season records for consecutive PATs in a season, the top four season records for field goals, and the top three season records for points scored kicking and field goals in a game. As a senior in 1991, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having earned first-team honors from the Associated Press, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football News and The Sporting News.
While at Miami, he was given the nickname "The Iceman" because of how cool he stayed no matter what the situation.
Huerta joined the Las Vegas Posse, a Canadian Football League expansion franchise. He was one of the few notable players for the Posse, completing 38 of 46 field goal attempts, scoring 154 points. Following the season, he was the recipient of the Jackie Parker Trophy, and was the runner-up for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award. After the Las Vegas CFL franchise folded, he moved to the CFL's Baltimore Stallions, where he completed 57 field goals and scored 228 points, and was a key contributor to the Stallions' 1995 Grey Cup championship season. His 57 completed field goals remains the second highest season total in CFL history.
From 1998 to 2001 he played in the Arena Football League, with the Florida Bobcats in 1998 and the remainder with the San Jose SaberCats. He would connect on 37 of 85 field goals in the AFL. Also in 1998, Huerta appeared in a playoff game with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Life after footballEdit
- National Football League, Historical Players, Carlos Huerta. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
- databaseFootball.com, Players, Carlos Huerta Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
- University of Miami Hall of Fame, Football Inductees, Carlos Huerta Archived September 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
- CFLapedia, CFL Records Archived May 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 27, 2012.