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Introducing Steve Christie

 

When he left the football and soccer fields of Oakville/Trafalgar Collegiate for the last time, Steve Christie had no idea what fate had in store for him.
 

Christie, born in Hamilton but raised in Oakville, made his way south to the U.S.A., to attend William & Mary University in Virginia. Steve played both soccer and football, but it was football where he achieved great success as a punter and field goal kicker. Christie recorded 279 points, second on the school's all-time scoring list. In 1988, he was an All-American honourable mention, and in 1989 was named a first team All-American.
 

Christie's National Football League career took him further south, to Tampa Bay, where he played two seasons. He hit 23 of 27 field goals, and was successful on all 27 point after tries. However, his National Football League career was about to take off.
 

In 1992, Steve became a member of the Buffalo Bills. He would soon become both a fan favourite and one of the most prolific scorers in the league.
 

Christie was a key contributor to the Bills' comeback win over Houston in the 1992 playoffs. As his team rallied from a 35-3 deficit, Christie recovered his own onside kick, becoming the first kicker in history to do so in a playoff game. He then booted the game winning 3 points in overtime.
 

He would add five field goals in the Bills' 29-10 win over Miami, in the AFC Championship game.
 

In 1994, Christie set a team record by booting a 59 yard field goal, and also kicked the longest field goal in Super Bowl history, a 54 yarder against the Dallas Cowboys.
 

After the 2000 season, Christie joined the San Diego Chargers and played three seasons. During his time in San Diego, Steve was honoured by William & Mary University by his induction into the School's Hall of Fame.
 

Steve Christie holds numerous Buffalo scoring records.
 
Most career points - 1,011
Most points in one season - 140
Most field goals in one game - 6
MOST field goals in one season - 33
 

Always aware of community responsibilities, Steve donated $300 for each successful field goal to 'Camp Good Days and Special Times', a New York State charity providing an arts and crafts camp experience to needy children. He also volunteers as a camp counselor.
 

Christie resides in Ellicottville, New York with his wife Kelly and children, Clare, Grace, Elexi and Kyra.
 
 
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