Garo Yepremian

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2010


Garo Yepremian
Football • Avondale

In 1966, the likeable and enthusiast Armenian, standing at just 5-foot-7 and tipping the scales at a measly 160 pounds, won a job with the Detroit Lions. He was 22 and had only been in the country six weeks when he played his first game in the NFL. In his first year with the Lions, Yepremian kicked six field goals in a single game, which was at the time an NFL record. After two years with the Lions, Yepremian played for the Miami Dolphins from 1970-78 and then finished his career with short stints in New Orleans and Tampa Bay. It was in Miami where he really made a name for himself, leading the league in points in 1971 and helping the Dolphins to a perfect season in1972, the only time in history a team has accomplished that feat.
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