Christopher Boswell is an American football placekicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Houston Texans in 2014 as an undrafted free agent and has also spent time with the New York Giants. He played college football at Rice
Quick Facts About Chris Boswell
|Celebrated Name||Chris Boswell|
|Age (As of 2023)||32 Years of 2023|
|Birth Name||Christopher Boswell|
|Place Of Birth||Fort Worth, Texas, U.S|
|Parents||Rick Boswell (father) and Dawn Boswell (mother)|
|High School||Fossil Ridge High School|
|Source of Wealth||Football kicker career|
|Net Worth||$2.91 million|
|Salary||$3.0 million base salary|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
- Being a football kicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Being the 4th most accurate kicker in NFL history.
What is Chris Boswell Real Name?
Chris Boswell opened his eyes for the very first time on 16th March 1991 with the real name of Christopher Boswell in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. He is of American nationality and he came from American-white ethnic background. Likewise, his religious belief is in the Christian religion. Boswell has celebrated his 30th birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Pisces. He was born to his parents Rick Boswell (father) and Dawn Boswell (mother). His father had grown up in Brazil, playing street soccer. Chris also has two siblings.
Regarding Boswell’s academic qualification, he attended and played high school football at Fossil Ridge High School.
Chris Boswell Career Timeline:
- Chris Boswell kicks off his career playing high school football at Fossil Ridge High School whereas he was a three-year starter at Rice. He is second on the all-time Rice scoring list with 358 career points behind ex-NFL wide receiver Jarett Dillard. While at Rice, he was a member of Martel College.
- Chris signed with Houston Texans on 10th May 2014 to compete with Randy Bullock. He was cut on 29th August and he was re-signed to the practice squad on 23rd September 2014.
New York Giants:
- Boswell signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants on 7th January 2015 and he was waived by the Giants on 16th August 2015. He was re-signed by the Giants on 2nd September 2015. On 5th September 2015, he was waived after failing to make the final 53-man roster.
- Chris signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on 3rd October 2015, becoming their fourth placekicker in 2015 where he made his NFL debut on 12th October completing all three of his extra points and making a 47-yard field goal attempt in a victory over the San Diego Chargers. He connected on the longest debut conversion in team history, besting Todd Peterson’s record of 46
- On 18th October of the following week against the Arizona Cardinals, he was 4-for-4 on field goals including kicks of 48, 49, and 51 yards, earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. He is the first Steeler in team history to make three 47+ yard field goals in one game.
- His 14 field goals are tied for fourth among rookie/first-year players in team history, just behind Jeff Reed (2002, 17) whereas he also tied a franchise record for the most consecutive games played while scoring at least 10 points, tied with Gary Anderson (1985).
- He kicked four field goals in an 18-16 win in the AFC Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals on 9th January 2016 as well as he set an NFL record for the most field goals by a rookie/first-year player in a playoff game.
- As well, he became the youngest kicker to make four field goals in a postseason game and he is also the first kicker in NFL history to convert at least six field goals in a game and have five of those connected from 40+ yards.
- In the divisional playoff on 15th January 2017, Chris set a playoff record, kicking 6 field goals leading the team to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16, scoring all of the Steelers’ points.
- Later, the Steelers signed Boswell to a one-year on 2nd February 2017, exclusive-rights contract, and in Week 2, against the Minnesota Vikings, he converted four field goals and two extra points in the 26-9 victory.
- He made a game-winning 53-yard field goal in Week 12 (26th November 2017) to beat the Green Bay Packers 31-28 as time expired and his game-winner set a new career-long and tied kicker Dan Bailey’s record set in 2016 for the longest NFL field goal ever kicked at Heinz Field in its 17-year history.
- Throughout the season, he has kicked multiple game-winning field goals in the last minutes, earning him status as one of the Steelers’ “Killer B’s” and a spot on the AFC’s Pro Bowl starting roster. He finished the season tied with Harrison Butker for fourth in scoring with 142 points.
- The Steelers placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Boswell on 12th March 2018 and on 5th April, he signed the tender.
- The Steelers signed Boswell to a new five-year deal, keeping him under contract through the 2022 season on 23rd August 2018, and was later named a captain alongside Ben Roethlisberger, Maurkice Pouncey, and Cameron Heyward.
- He had a down year in 2018, converting only 13 of 20 field-goal attempts and 43 of 48 extra-point attempts as his 65% field goal percentage was ranked last among kickers with at least 20 field goal attempts.
- He was placed on injured reserve on 18th December 2018 however he rebounded in 2019, going 29 for 31 (93.5%) on field-goal attempts and a perfect 28 for 28 on extra-point attempts.
- Boswell made a career-long 59-yard field goal in a game at AT&T Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys on 8th November 2020 which also set the Steelers franchise record for the longest field goal.
- Moreover, Chris broke the Heinz Field field goal record with a 56-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of the Steelers’ September 19 game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
- He hit 3 field goals against the Seattle Seahawks including a 37-yard game-winning field goal in overtime on 17th October 2021 and on 31st August 2021, against the Cleveland Browns, Boswell was concussed on a fake field goal attempt.
- Boswell missed a PAT in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears on 8th November 2021, but was 3 for 3 on-field goals, hitting a 54-yarder, a 52-yarder, and a game-winning 40-yarder.
Is Chris Boswell Married?
Chris Boswell was an unmarried man. He was engaged to a beautiful lady which details are not known. He proposed to her in front of the most beautiful destination, a dream destination, Paris. Chris was showered with best wishes and congratulations all over the media. It was only a matter of time when he would soon announce that his fiancee was his wife. But, there is currently no evidence of Boswell’s engagement on his Instagram account, which he once posted proudly. Any information of what happened between the pair or whether they are still together and have chosen to keep it private is unknown. Reflecting Boswell’s sexual orientation, he is straight.
How much is Chris Boswell Net Worth?
Chris Boswell is a versatile guy who has a net worth of $2.91 million as of 2022. He will earn a $3.0 million base salary, a 1.2 million signing bonus, and make an additional $488,333 from restructuring his contract before 2020. In his short professional time also, Chris has established himself an identity already. In addition, his major source of income is his football kicker career.
What is Chris Boswell Body Build Type?
Chris Boswell is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall and his body weighs around 185 lb (84 kg). He has short dark brown hair and eyes color. Moreover, Boswell’s body build type is athletic. He has maintained his shape over the years with regular exercise it seems.
Did You Know?
- Chris attended Rice University, where he amassed 358 career points, second only in school history to Jarett Dillard.
- After spending the 2014 season on the Houston Texans’ practice squad, he established himself with the Steelers in 2015 when he hit 29 of 32 field goals, setting a rookie franchise record.
- He was born to Rick and Dawn Boswell and has two siblings.
- He played college football at Rice.
- He joined Pittsburgh following the team’s Week 4 loss in which kicker Josh Scobee missed two late field goals, prompting the team to cut him.