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Booth Lusteg

Booth Lusteg
Date of birth: (1939-05-08)May 8, 1939
Place of birth: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Date of death: July 12, 2012(2012-07-12)
Place of death: Plantation, Florida, United States
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Position(s): K
College: Connecticut
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1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1974
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Gerald Booth Lusteg (May 8, 1939-July 12, 2012)[1] was a placekicker in the National Football League who played for the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.[2] Lusteg played collegiate baseball for the University of Connecticut and played football professionally for 4 seasons. He retired in 1969.[1] He came out of retirement in 1974 and played one season for the Portland Storm.

Lusteg, who at the time was an unsuccessful actor,[3] first played football for the Boston Sweepers of the Atlantic Coast Football League. After the Bills lost kicker Pete Gogolak, Lusteg was one of nearly 100 people who applied to replace him. Lusteg was one of the only players with kicking experience out of the group: his top two competitors were a German bricklayer and a one-armed cyclops.[3]

Lusteg died on July 12, 2012 after suffering from lung cancer for three years.[4]

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