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Ray Wersching
Personal Information
Jersey #(s)
Born August 21 1950 (1950-08-21) (age 73)
Mondsee, Austria
Career information
Year(s) 19731987
College California
Professional teams
Career stats
FG Att 329
FGM 222
Pct 67.5
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Raimund "Ray" Wersching (born August 21, 1950 in Mondsee, Austria) is an Austrian who is known for having been a professional placekicker in the National Football League (NFL) for a span of 15 years, stretching from 1973 through 1987. He attended Warren High School in Downey, California. 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 4 field goals, and his team won 26-21. He won another Super Bowl ring with the 49ers in Super Bowl XIX, who defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. When he retired, Wersching held 49ers records for points, field goals and extra points. He is the twelfth player in NFL history to score 1,000 points in a career, and was the most recent player known to have scored from a fair catch kick [1]. Ray had a unique kicking style as in 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]