If rookie kicker Justin Tucker can put a point on the board for the Baltimore Ravens today via an extra point or field goal, he will become the first rookie kicker in 15 years to score a point in the Super Bowl. The last rookie kicker to score in the Super Bowl was Green Bay’s Ryan Longwell in 1998; he had a field goal and three extra points for six points in the Packers’ 31-24 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Tucker will probably not get much attention for NFL Rookie of the Year, but the first-year kicker made 30 of 33 field goal attempts (a success percentage of 90.9). He became the third rookie kicker in history to make 90 percent or better of his field goal attempts (minimum of 16 attempts to qualify).
(Note: Another rookie kicker this year, Minnesota’s Blair Walsh, made 35 of 38 field goal attempts (92.1 percentage). That’s the highest field goal percentage for a rookie kicker in the history of the league).
Here’s a look at the eight rookie kickers who have scored points in the Super Bowl.