All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2021 offseason roster.
9 • Chris Boswell, seventh-year kicker
6-foot-2, 185 pounds
Acquired: Signed by the Steelers in the middle of the 2015 season. Re-signed with the team in 2017 and 2018.
Last season: Boswell set a career high by making 95% of his field goal, eclipsing the 93.5% mark he put up in 2019 and solidifying himself as the Steelers kicker after a rough season in 2018.
Boswell was perfect from inside of 40 yards for the second straight season, made 7 of 8 from 40-49 yards and set a Steelers record with a 59-yard field goal at Dallas on Nov. 8.
Boswell missed three games, two with a hip injury and one with a groin injury and was replaced by Matthew Wright in those contests.
Career: Boswell has been the team’s primary kicker since joining the team mid-season in 2015.
Made the 2017 Pro Bowl after finishing the season tied for fourth in the NFL in point scored.
Before the Steelers, Boswell was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014 by the Houston Texans and spent his rookie season on the practice. He was with the New York Giants for training camp in 2015, but was cut before the season.
College: Was a three-year starter at Rice and is second on the school’s all-time scoring list with 358 career points, two points shy of the all-time record.
Camp outlook: There is only one position on the team with absolutely zero competition entering training camp, and that’s kicker, as Berry is the only one on the roster after Wright was not retained in the offseason and signed with the Detroit Lions.
Future: Boswell is set to earn $4.95 million in the final year of his contract in 2022.
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