Kasay to Kick Into His Forties


Most professional football players have had their cleats hung up long enough that they’re covered in dust by the time they’re forty years old.  John Kasay may very well still be working his old gig with the Carolina Panthers well beyond that age.

Kicker John Kasay signed a four-year contract extension with the Panthers, the team announced today.

Kasay, the last of the original Panthers, is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer and passed Jan Stenerud last week for eighth place on the NFL’s all-time field goal list with 374.

“We are very pleased to know that John is going to remain a Carolina Panther,” said general manager Marty Hurney. “He has meant so much to the organization and is valuable in many ways.”

Kasay has made 21 straight field goals over two seasons, one away from his personal record.  (Charlotte Observer)

He just turned 39 on October 27th.  Some simple math tells us that he’ll still be lacing them up and kicking for the uprights when he’s 43.

We could have our answer to George Blanda.

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