Former Chicago Bears kicker, Robbie Gould, has formally declared his retirement from the NFL. In a post that started with the phrase “All good things must come to an end,” Gould discussed his incredible career.
After playing for the Chicago Bears for 11 seasons, Gould became the team’s all-time greatest scorer in 2015 with 1,207 points in total. Gould showed remarkable precision during his time in Chicago, making 85.4% of his field goals and an astounding 99.0% of his extra-point attempts.
Who is Robbie Gould?
Former NFL placekicker Robbie Gould had an outstanding 17-season career in the National Football League (NFL). He started his adventure as a member of the Penn State Nittany Lions in collegiate football.
Gould was released prior to the start of the regular season, after being selected by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. After that, he signed with the Chicago Bears, where he played for 11 seasons. With 1,860 points during his tenure with the Bears, Gould became the team’s all-time leading scorer.
Gould signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 after spending one season with the New York Giants in 2016. He played for the 49ers for four seasons. His release in March 2023 marked the end of his 49ers career.
Gould demonstrated remarkable precision during his career, with an astounding 86.1% field goal success rate and 98.1% extra point attempt success rate. Among his accomplishments are four All-Pro team choices and five Pro Bowl selections.
He is wed to Lauren Gould, with whom he has two children together. In addition to his sporting achievements, Gould has shown a dedication to philanthropy. His commitment to leaving a positive legacy outside of sports is demonstrated by his active involvement in humanitarian work and support of numerous causes, such as Cal’s Angels and the CDGA Foundation.