The Pittsburgh Steelers ground control offens relies somewhat on a good and accurate field goal kicker. Shaun Suisham fits that role perfectly. He has experience and talent, and those two attributes have served him well during his career. Here is a look at ten fun facts about Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham.
#1 – Shaun Suisham was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada.
#2 – Shaun Suishman went to college at Bowling Green and while there set the record for most extra points ever made in a career at the school and in the Mid American Conference with 226.
#3 – Shaun Suisham came out of college in 2005, but was not drafted by any NFL team.
#4 – Though he was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005, he made his NFL debut later that season for the Dallas Cowboys.
#5 – In his relatively short career, he has been on the rosters of six different NFL teams: the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, and Dallas Cowboys.
#6 – Shaun Suisham made his first field goal ever in a 34-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals in 2005 while he was with the Cowboys.
#7 – He was only on the St. Louis Rams roster for four days, from August 13th, 2010 to August 17th, 2010.
#8 – The season opener of the 2007 NFL season saw Shaun Suisham, kicking for the Washington Redskins at the time, make his first game winning field goal by connecting from 39 yards out in overtime against the Miami Dolphins.
#9 – Through the 2010 season, Shaun Suisham has kicked more field goals against the Philadelphia Eagles, a total of 15, than he has against any other team in the league. In second place on that list is the Dallas Cowboys with 12 who he has also played for during two separate stints.
#10 – Shaun Suisham is the first kicker in NFL history to have kicked four 40 yard or longer field goals in one game. He is also the first kicker to ever do this twice.