This date in New York Jets history: July 6, 1992

By Marc A. Greenberg

July 6, 1992.  Pat Leahy retires from the NFL.

Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 19, 1951) was not only a kicker for the New York Jets from 1974 to 1991; he is the teams all-time leading scorer with 1,470 points.

Currently ranking 17th on the all-time NFL career scoring leaders (3rd at the time of retirement behind George Blanda and Jan Stenerud), Leahy would set the standard for Jets kickers to follow.  His franchise record 22 consecutive FG in 1986 ranks first on the Jets list alongside Jay Feely who would tie that mark in 2009.

Over the course of Leahy’s career, all with the Jets, he would complete 71.4% of his field goal attempts and 95.5% of his extra points.

In 18 years in the NFL, he never had a kick blocked.