Luis Zendejas

Luis Zendejas
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Position: Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-10-22) October 22, 1961
Place of birth: Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona State
Undrafted: 1985
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goals: 37
Field goal attempts: 55
Field goal %: 67.3
Long field goal: 50
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Field goals: 47
Field goal attempts: 100
Field goal %: 47.0
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at

Luis Fernando Zendejas (born October 22, 1961) is a former American college and professional football player from Mexico. Zendejas played college football for Arizona State University, and was recognized as an All-American. He later played professionally in the United States Football League (USFL), National Football League (NFL), Arena Football League and Canadian Football League (CFL).

Early years

Zendejas was born in Mexico City.

College career

He attended Arizona State University, where he played for the Arizona State Sun Devils football team from 1981 to 1984. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as junior in 1983, and was the all-time career leading scorer in National Collegiate Athletic Association history when he left Arizona State.

Professional career

Zendejas played for the USFL's Arizona Outlaws in 1985, and the NFL's Dallas Cowboys from 1987 to 1989, and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1989. He also played for the Arena Football League's Arizona Rattlers from 1992 to 1995. He won an Arena Bowl in 1994 while with the Rattlers. He finished his career in the CFL's Birmingham Barracudas, where he kicked for 144 points in a single season in 1995. While playing for the Dallas Cowboys, he was the purported target of the "Bounty Bowl" in which the Philadelphia Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan was alleged to have placed a $200 bounty on his head.


His brothers, Max[1] and Alex (college) were also kickers.[2] His nephew Alex Zendejas Jr. was a kicker at the University of Arizona. He is also the cousin of Tony and Marty Zendejas.


  1. "Brothers Who Played Pro Football" (PDF). Pro Football Hall of Fame. March 28, 2005. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  2. Alex Zendejas Jr. Bio

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