Buffalo Bills History: Who Wore Number 2


Dec 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter (2) kicks for the extra point against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Bills 34-20. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY SportsYesterday we looked at the Buffalo Bills players that wore number 1. Over the years the Buffalo Bills have had over 1200 players play for them. Today we will look at the players that wore the #2.

Who Wore #2?

The first player to wear number 2 was and is arguably one of the best kickers in Buffalo Bills history; Steve Christie.

Christie entered the league in 1990 and played until 2004. He played in Buffalo from 1992 until 2000.

Christie holds records at both the franchise level and the NFL level. Christie set the Bills record for longest field goal, 59 yards, which he made in a regular season game back in 1993. Christie also holds the record for longest field goal in a Super Bowl; 54 yards. He also is tied with Jason Elam and Jim Breech for the most overtime field goals; 9.

Christie finished his NFL career in 2004 with the Giants. He also came back and played season, 2007, in the CFL. He finished with a 77% field goal percentage and a 98% for extra points and finished with 1,476 career points.

The second player in Bills history to wear the number 2 is a current member for the Bills, Dan Carpenter.

Carpenter entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent and signed with the Dolphins, which is where he had most of his career, to this point.

Carpenter holds the Dolphins record for longest field goal, 60 yards, set in 2010 against the Cleveland Browns.

Carpenter was released by the Dolphins in Aug 2013. He was signed and released by the Cardinals and the Jets within weeks of each other and then was signed by the Bills on Sept. 3rd, 2013 to replace the injured Dustin Hopkins. Carpenter was later re- signed by the Bills this offseason.

Carpenter holds an 83.8% field goal percentage and has 666 points for his career.