Punter Shane Lechler retires

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Shane Lechler has punted his last football in the NFL. He has announced his retirement on Saturday from the game.

The 42-year-old Sealy, Texas will move on to the next chapter of his life. He was a 5th round pick by the Oakland Raiders in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Former Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler punts the football against the Tennessee Titans
Shane Lechler punts the football against the Tennessee Titans (Getty Images)

He spent his entire career with the Raiders and the Houston Texans. Lechler spent the first 13-years of his career in Oakland, California, before spending the last five seasons in Houston, Texas.

The Texans released Lechler in August 2018 after the team elected to make Trevor Daniel their punter for the 2018 season. 

When he last played in 2017, he had 92 punts for 4,507 yards. He averaged 49 yards per punt.

The 49.0 average per punt was his best since 2011 when he averaged 50.8 yards per punt with the Raiders. The 49.0 average per punt was his best with the Texans, surpassing the 47.6 average he had in 2013 during his first season in Houston.

In his career with the Raiders, he had 1,014 punts for 48,215 yards. He averaged 47.5 yards per punt in Oakland.

After making the switch to the Texans, he had 430 punts for 20,461 yards. He also averaged 47.6 yards per punt in Houston.

Also, in his career, as a rookie, he attemped one field goal. He also went 7-for-7 in extra point attempts in 2000, as well.

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