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Shane Lechler

Shane Lechler - #9 - P

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 08/07/1976
Birthplace Sealy, TX
College Texas A&M
Years played 14
Drafted 2000, 5th round, 13th pick by Raiders

Week Three Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Jamaal Charles, J.J. Watt and Darius Reynaud as its Players of the Week.

Power rankings: Texans take over at the top

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub and the Texans, one of just three remaining undefeated teams, take over at the top of our weekly NFL rankings.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the AFC South following Week Three.

Texans hold off Broncos, Manning

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub outplayed Peyton Manning on Sunday, throwing four touchdown passes to lead the Texans to a 31-25 victory over the Broncos.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the AFC South following Week Two.

Foster, Texans run all over Jaguars

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for 110 yards and a touchdown and the Texans dominated from the opening kickoff in a 27-7 win at Jacksonville on Sunday.

Texans' Watt quickly becoming dominant force

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Texans DLE J.J. Watt began the 2012 campaign in similarly dominant fashion to his '11 postseason.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Texans becoming one of league's best organizations

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
By locking up QB Matt Schaub to a long-term extension, the Texans continued to prove that they understand the right way to build long-term success.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the AFC South following Week One.

Texans sign QB Schaub to extension

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub signed a contract extension Sunday that's reportedly worth $62 million over four years.

Texans pick Tannehill three times in 30-10 win

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Houston's defense dominated rookie Ryan Tannehill and Miami in the Texans' 30-10 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Texans CB Harris making strides

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
After a very quiet rookie season, Texans CB Brandon Harris was the Texans most improved defensive player this summer.

Texans sign OT Harris

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Texans announced the signing of veteran OT Ryan Harris to replace injured OT Rashad Butler.

Bears trade FB Clutts to Texans for CB McManis

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Bears traded FB Tyler Clutts to the Teans for CB Sherrick McManis, PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported.

Fan falls to death at Reliant Stadium

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
A fan who attended a preseason Texans' game at Reliant Stadium fell to his death from an escalator, officials said Friday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 23, 2013
The Houston Texans have signed Lechler. Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team Saturday. ESPN reported the deal was for three years and worth a maximum of $5.5 million, with a $1 million signing bonus.||||||| The 36-year-old Lechler is the NFL's career leader in gross average per punt (47.3 yards) and has led the league in gross average in four seasons. He also ranks seventh in career net punting average (38.8 yards).
Posted Jan. 03, 2010
Lechler went 1 for 2 in his chase for punting records. Lechler fell just short of breaking Sammy Baugh's single season mark for gross punting average, while topping his own mark for net average in a season.||||||| Lechler averaged 52.4 yards on five punts in Sunday's season finale for Oakland against Baltimore. That gave him a 51.1-yard average for the season, just shy of Baugh's record of 51.4 yards in 1940. Lechler finished the season with a 43.9-yard net average, breaking the mark of 41.2 he set last season. No punter had topped a 40-yard net average until Lechler and Andy Lee did so in 2007. Lechler has extended his record the past two seasons.
Posted Nov. 12, 2009
Lechler, who already owns the league record for career average, is having his best season so far and is making his strongest bid yet to beat Sammy Baugh's 69-year-old record of 51.4 yards. It's an achievement Lechler has been chasing since he entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick in 2000.||||||| A four-time Pro Bowl pick, Lechler leads the NFL with a 52.3-yard average heading into Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. That's more than three yards higher than Lechler's own franchise record of 49.1 set in 2007.
Posted Feb. 18, 2009
Lechler has agreed to a four-year contract to stay with the Oakland Raiders, the Associated Press has learned.||||||| Lechler could have become an unrestricted free agent next week after being chosen to the AFC's Pro Bowl team for the fourth time in his nine-year career. The Raiders didn't disclose financial terms of the deal, but it's believed to make Lechler the highest-paid punter in NFL history.
Posted Aug. 29, 2005
Lechler will test out his strained hamstring over the next couple of days, and if no problems arise, he plans to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the New Orleans Saints. The punter, who has been limited since suffering the injury in the Raiders' first exhibition game, is considered as day-to-day.||||||| Lechler was selected to the Pro Bowl last season after leading the league with a 46.7-yard average on 73 punts.

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