Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Offsides Jeff Wilkins

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Offsides Jeff Wilkins

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Q: What has been your best moment in football?

A: "In high school (Fitch High in Austintown, Ohio), my first game-winning kick, a 43-yarder against Massillon. They were undefeated, and we had one loss. We had 12,000 people in the stands, and it was h omecoming weekend. . . . That was my first game-winner."

Q: What has been your worst moment in football? A: "Last year in the preseason against San Diego. I was with San Francisco, and I missed a field goal, had one blocked on me, and then we scored at the end of the game. All we needed to do was kick the extra point. The holder - it was a bad snap - put his foot in front of the ball, I kicked his foot and missed the extra point, so we had to go to overtime. In overtime, I had another kick blocked. I finally won it at the end, but if you've ever wanted to crawl under a carpet or pull the turf up over you . …

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