Chris Boswell did something on Sunday that no other player in NFL history has ever done before. The Steelers kicker booted a league-record six field goals in a single playoff game, surpassing players like Adam Vinatieri and Matt Bahr.
Boswell has been the source of all 18 of Pittsburgh’s points in its divisional showdown with the Chiefs. He tied a long list of standout kickers that included Matt Bahr, Steve Christie, John Kasay, and Adam Vinatieri when his fifth kick of the day — a 43-yard attempt — sailed through the uprights. He passed them early in the fourth quarter with another 43-yard kick that gave his team an 18-10 advantage.
The 25-year-old Boswell was an undrafted free agent out of Rice University when he broke into the NFL with the Houston Texans. He failed to beat Randy Bullock for the team’s kicking role in the 2014 preseason and spent the year on the practice squad before getting signed away by the Giants the following offseason.
He didn’t make New York’s active roster and was eventually cut, but made enough of an impression in the preseason to earn the Steelers’ attention. This is his second season with Pittsburgh — and based on Sunday’s performance, he’ll be wearing black and yellow for years to come.