It's just not every day that you come
across the "LB-KICKER" card, so when
you do--- you use it.
Obviously taking more pride in his ability
to rush the passer, Steve Myhra made
NFL history as a kicker when he nailed a
13-yard field goal with seven seconds
remaining in the 1958 Championship
Game to send the Colts and Giants into
overtime in what is commonly referred to
as "The Greatest Game Ever Played."
The Colts would win 23-17 as
quarterback Johnny Unitas drove
Baltimore 80 yards on the winning
scoring drive in OT.
Myrah would hit on all of four field goals
in 1958, but he would eventually gain the
trust of Weeb Ewbank in 1961 when he
led the NFL with 21 Field Goals Made.
For his career Myrah would connect on
92.5% of extra point attempts, twice
leading the NFL in Extra Points Made
(1958-59, 48 and 50 respectively). He
would split the uprights for 44 Field
Goals during his 5-year career... the
biggest one coming in 1958.
Myrah's story was captured in 2008 by
ESPN.com as the Colts 1958 squad
celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their
Championship season. Unfortunately,
Myrah had passed away in 1994.
Here is the piece on Myrah, then man
behind kick: Shaky Myrah made the kick
that mattered most; ESPN.com 12/8/08