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Steelers Add Rookie Free Agent Kicker



Steelers Clemson Tigers B.T. Potter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Clemson kicker B.T. Potter as an undrafted free agent, according to

Potter had a five-year Tigers career and finished as one of the most prolific kickers in NCAA history. He closed his collegiate career making 73 of 97 (75.3%) and he also made 99.6% of his extra points. He finished as the Clemson career record hold for field goals, PATs and points by a placekicker. His 334 career touchbacks are an NCAA record.

He also set a College Football playoff record with a 52-yard field goal in Clemson’s CFP game against LSU in 2020.

The Steelers have traditionally brought in a younger kicker to challenge incumbent starter Chris Boswell. Last year, it was Wake Forest kicker Nick Sciba. In 2020, they brought in Matthew Wright, who has since kicked with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs.

Boswell, 32, has been the Steelers’ primary kicker since 2015. He had a down season in 2022, making 20 of 28 field goals (71.4%) — the second-worst season of his career. He also dealt with injury, missing five games late in the season.

RELATED: Is a Down Year for Chris Boswell a Cause for Concern?

“We acknowledge and I acknowledge that the ball didn’t go through the upright at times and largely as much as we would like it to,” head coach Mike Tomlin said in his postseason press conference in January.
Boswell is under contract through 2026 and will count for $5.64 million against the Steelers’ salary cap this season.

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