Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 9/13/1964

Pete Gogolak of the Buffalo Bills becomes pro football's first soccer-style kicker. He has plenty of opportunities early as the Bills roll up 31 points in the first period of their 34-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at War Memorial Stadium. A native of Hungary, Gogolak was the first to kick soccer-style at the collegiate level on a regular basis while at Cornell. Don Cockroft of the 1980 Browns will be the last NFL placekicker to approach the ball straight ahead.

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