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Raimund "Ray" Wersching (born August 21, 1950) is an Austrian former placekicker in the NFL. He played in the NFL for a span of 15 years, from 1973 through 1987.

Ray Wersching
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Personal information
Born: (1950-08-21) August 21, 1950 (age 68)
Mondsee, Austria
Career information
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
FG Att:329
FG Pct:67.5
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Early careerEdit

NFL careerEdit

Undrafted after his career at Cerritos College and the University of California, Berkeley, Wersching was signed by the San Diego Chargers, where he played for four years. In 1977, Wersching joined the San Francisco 49ers. In Super Bowl XVI, Wersching tied a Super Bowl record by kicking four field goals, and his team won 26-21. He won another Super Bowl ring with the 49ers in Super Bowl XIX, defeating the Miami Dolphins 38-16. When he retired, Wersching held 49ers records for points, field goals and extra points. He was the 12th player in NFL history to score 1,000 points in a career, and is the most recent player to have scored from a fair catch kick.[1]

Wersching had a unique kicking style. Upon crossing the out of bound line onto the field to kick a field goal or extra point, he always looked down, never raising his head until after he kicked.[2]


Wersching holds an inactive public accountant's license.[3] He was a contestant on the original version of the game show High Rollers in 1975.[4]

In 2006; Wersching along with business partner Mary Ann Locke were indicted on embezzlement charges of $8 million in insurance premiums.[5] Wersching was eventually exonerated of the charges (while Locke served time in prison) but would lose his business as a result.[6]


  1. ^ "Quirky Research: NFL fair catch kick attempts™".
  2. ^ "Kicker lined up success in NFL, but life after game proves harder".
  3. ^ California, State of. "California Board of Accountancy - License Lookup".
  4. ^ Million Colors of Light (18 August 2016). "High Rollers (July 4, 1975)" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "SAN FRANCISCO / Former 49er indicted in embezzlement case / Ray Wersching was a placekicker for S.F. from 1977 to '87".
  6. ^ "Ray Wersching - kicking around for work".