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The Punter

Herman Weaver

Position: P
Height: 6' 4'' Weight: 210
Born: 11/17/1948
High School: Villa Rica 
College: University of Tennessee


BIO


Herman "Thunderfoot" Weaver was a punter with an 11 year career in the National Football League from 1970 through 1980. Herman spent 7 years punting for the Detroit Lions and 4 years with the Seattle Seahawks. During his career, Herman punted 693 times for 27,897 total yards. In 1975, Herman was named the NFC Punter of the Year and in 1988 the Sporting News called Herman “One of the Top 20 Punters of All Time”. During his storied career, Herman was teammates with some of the games greats; players like Greg Landry, Lem Barney, Charlie Sanders, Alex Karras, Jim Zorn and Steve Largent. Herman still holds the dubious all-time NFL record for the most punts blocked in a career at 14 (you’ve got to be known for something).


Herman is the only punter in NFL history known primarily by a nickname.


CAREER STATS

Yr  
Tm   Pnts  Yds   Ave
1970 DET 62 2,483 40
1971 DET 42 1,752 41.7
1972 DET 43 1,734 40.3
1973 DET 54 2,333 43.2
1974 DET 72 2,772 38.5
1975 DET 80 3,361 42
1976 DET 83 3,280 39.5
1977 SEA 58 2,293 39.5
1978 SEA 66 2,440 37
1979 SEA 66 2,651 40.2
1980 SEA 67 2,798 41.8
Career   693 27,897 40.3