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Richard Lamar Tuten (January 5, 1965 – June 13, 2017) was an American football punter in the National Football League who played most of his career with the Seattle Seahawks. He punted the ball 108 times in 1992, tied for fourth-most in a season in NFL history.[1] In 1992, he punted for 4,760 yards with an average of 44.1 yards per punt. In 1994, the year he went to his only Pro Bowl, he punted the ball 91 times for 3,905 yards, an average of 42.9 yards per punt, and also scored a 2-pt. conversion, the only scored points of his career. Tuten also received a ring as a member of the St. Louis Rams' Super Bowl XXXIV championship team. However, he did not play in the game itself due to injury.

Rick Tuten
No. 14, 10, 11
Date of birth (1965-01-05)January 5, 1965
Place of birth Perry, Florida
Date of death June 13, 2017(2017-06-13) (aged 52)
Place of death Costa Rica
Career information
Position(s) Punter
College Florida State University
Career history
As player
1989 Philadelphia Eagles
1990 Buffalo Bills
1991–1997 Seattle Seahawks
1998–1999 St. Louis Rams
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1994
Career stats

In 1998, while with the Seattle Seahawks, he won the designation as the league's strongest man pound-for-pound in FLEX magazine. Tuten died on June 13, 2017 while on vacation in Costa Rica.[2][3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season
Denotes Super Bowl–winning season
Led the league
General Punting
Season Team GP Punts Yards Y/P Long Blck
1989 Philadelphia 2 7 256 36.6 45 0
1990 Buffalo 14 53 2,107 39.8 55 0
1991 Seattle 10 49 2,106 43.0 60 0
1992 Seattle 16 108 4,760 44.1 65 0
1993 Seattle 16 90 4,007 44.5 64 1
1994 Seattle 16 91 3,905 42.9 64 0
1995 Seattle 16 83 3,735 45.0 73 0
1996 Seattle 16 85 3,746 44.1 66 1
1997 Seattle 11 48 2,007 41.8 65 0
1998 St. Louis 16 95 4,202 44.2 64 0
1999 St. Louis 8 32 1,359 42.5 70 0
Career 141 741 32,190 43.4 73 2

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