GREEN BAY, Wis. — Veteran kicker Ryan Longwell, who got his football start at Bend High School, is retiring as a Green Bay Packer, the team announced Monday.
Longwell, who turns 39 this week, is the all-time leading scorer in Packers’ history. He scored 1,054 points during his nine-year career in Green Bay (1997-2005). He connected on 226 field goals and 376 extra points.
Longwell set a team record by leading the Packers in scoring in nine consecutive seasons, beating the previous mark of seven by Hall of Fame receiver Don Hutson from 1939 to 1945.
Other Packer franchise records held by Longwell include field goals made (226), field-goal percentage (81.6, 226/277), seasons leading the team in field goals (nine), extra points (376), 100-point seasons (eight) and consecutive games scoring (144).
Longwell played his final six full seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and ranks No. 13 on the NFL’s all-time scoring list with 1,687 career points.
Last January, Longwell was signed during the playoffs by the Seattle Seahawks after their regular kicker was sidelined with an injury. In what would be his final NFL game, Longwell kicked four extra points in Seattle’s 30-28 loss to Atlanta in the NFC divisional playoff round.
Longwell was an all-state kicker at Bend High, from which he graduated in 1992.