- Sean Landeta
birthdate=birth date and age|1962|1|6
* Philadelphia Stars (USFL) (1983–1984)
New York Giants(1985–1993)
* L.A./St. Louis Rams (1993–1996)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(1997)
Green Bay Packers(1998)
* St. Louis Rams (2003–2004)
* Philadelphia Eagles (2005)
* New York Giants (2006)
Pro Bowlselection (1986, 1990)
All-Proselection (1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1994)
Super Bowlchampion (XXI, XXV)
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Sean Edward Landeta (born
January 6, 1962in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former American footballpunter who played in both the USFLand the National Football League.
Landeta played almost half of his career for the
New York Giants, where he won 2 championship rings in Super Bowl XXIand Super Bowl XXV. Landeta led the NFL with a 37.8 net average in 1989, and led the league with 24 punts in the 20 in 1990. Before his NFL career, he played college footballat Towson University.
Landeta was the last active NFL player who played in the
United States Football Leagueof the 1980s. Landeta was also the last active player who appeared in the popular 1988 NES video game Tecmo Bowl. Landeta was also the last active player on the New York Giants 1986 and 1990 Super Bowl teams.
By then end of the 2005 season, Landeta had amassed 1,401 punts for 60,707 yards (43.3 yards per punt average), with 381 punts in the 20 and 166 touchbacks and a 35.3 net yard average. His punts, punting yards, and punts landing inside the 20 are all among the NFL's top 5 leaders in each category.
December 2, 2006, the New York Giants signed Landeta as an insurance policy when punter Jeff Feaglesdeveloped a sore right knee. [cite news
last = Eisen
first = Michael
title = Giants Sign Landeta; Waive Legree
work = Giants.com
publisher = New York Giants
date = 2006-12-02
url = http://www.giants.com/news/eisen/story.asp?story_id=23602
accessdate = 2008-03-09] Landeta was assigned jersey number 5—the same number he wore during his first tenure with the Giants. He appeared on the sidelines against the
Dallas Cowboyson December 3, as Feagles appeared in his 300th NFL game, but Landeta remained inactive, and was released on December 6.
March 6, 2008, the 25th anniversary of the first USFL game, Landeta officially announced his retirement from football. He became the last USFL player to retire from professional football.
High school career
Landeta grew up in
Maryland. At Loch Raven High Schoolin Towson, Maryland, Landeta was an All-City and All-Metro punter in his only season (1978). He first began playing organized football as a high school senior.
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