Christie Retires a Bill

After 16 NFL seasons and a brief stint in the CFL, former Buffalo kicker Steve Christie retired as a Buffalo Bill Wednesday

Steve Christie, 40, signed a one-day contract with Buffalo Wednesday to retire as a Bill.

Christie kicked for Buffalo from 1992-2001 and played on two of the Bills Super Bowl teams. In his 15-year NFL career, Christie scored 1,476 points - 15th on the league's all-time list. He also finished at 78 percent, including 21 50+ yard kicks. Before joining Buffalo, Christie played one season in Tampa Bay and after being cut by Buffalo, Christie had brief stints with San Diego (2001-03) and the New York Giants (2004). In his final season, he scored 99 points and made 22-of-28 kicks for the Giants, including four from beyond 50 yards.

In 1993, the Bills' all-time scoring leader set a team record after nailing a 59-yarder. The boot was four yards shy of a league record. Christie also set a Super Bowl record with a 54-yard kick in Super Bowl XXVIII.

Christie played briefly in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts in 2007. He was activated for one game, making 2-of-4 kicks against the Hamilton Tiger Cats in place of starter Noel Prefontaine. He has also been an analyst for The Score Television Network.

Tyler Dunne is the Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Football Report. Contact him at thdunne@gmail.com


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