Jan Stenerud

Jan Stenerud

About Jan Stenerud

Jan Stenerud (born November 26, 1942) is a former professional football player for the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs (-), and the NFL's Chiefs (-), Green Bay Packers (-), and Minnesota Vikings (-). Jan Stenerud was born in Fetsund, in the county of Akershus, Norway. Stenerud came to the United States on a ski jumping scholarship to attend Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Late in his sophomore year, Stenerud was spotted kicking a football by the college's baseball coach who relayed the news of his abilities to the football coach. He joined the football team and in 1965 kicked a 59-yard field goal, then a college football record, against the rival Montana Grizzlies. He was recruited to the MSU team by Jim Sweeney. Stenerud was one of the first professional football players to be used as a dedicated kicker, because of his excellent 'sharpshooting' ball-kicking performance.

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