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K Sam Ficken

Sam Ficken

Sam Ficken

STATUS: Restricted Free Agent

KICKER
6-1 | 192 lbs

COLLEGE: PENN STATE
HOMETOWN: VALPARAISO, IN
ACQUIRED: FREE AGENT - 2021

The Titans claimed Sam Ficken off waivers during the 2021 training camp to add competition and experience to the kicking position. The 6-foot-1-inch, 192-pounder has appeared in 28 games over four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams (2017-18) and New York Jets (2019-20), and has made 35 of 48 career field goals (72.9 percent), including a long of 54, and 49 of 56 extra point tries (87.5 percent). He has totaled 154 career points. The Valparaiso, Ind., native has recorded 111 career kickoffs for 7,037 yards (63.4-yard avg.) with 63 touchbacks. Ficken originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016 and has also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 2017, Ficken made his postseason debut and successfully made both field goal attempts and his lone extra point try.
  • In 2019, Ficken set career-highs in games played (15), extra points made (23) and attempted (26), field goals made (19) and attempted (27), field goal long (54), and points scored (80).

TITANS TIDBITS:

  • Before Ficken was signed by the Rams in 2017, he put his finance degree to use by working at a brokerage firm in Connecticut. 'When I got called to come out, they said they hoped they never saw me again.'
  • Cousin, Robbie Hummel, played basketball at Purdue and was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2012 NBA Draft.
  • Ficken enjoys water skiing, wake boarding, tubing and skiing.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • The Valparaiso, Ind., native originally signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a rookie free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft.
  • Waived by the Jaguars on Aug. 29, 2016.
  • Signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent on Aug. 9, 2017.
  • Waived by the Chiefs on Sept. 2, 2017.
  • Signed by the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent on Dec. 21, 2017.
  • Waived by the Rams on Aug. 31, 2018.
  • Signed by the Rams on Sept. 17, 2018.
  • Waived by the Rams on Oct. 2, 2018.
  • Signed by the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent on Jan. 11, 2019.
  • Waived by the Seahawks on April 12, 2019.
  • Claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers from the Seahawks on April 15, 2019.
  • Waived by the Packers on Aug. 31, 2019.
  • Signed by the New York Jets as a free agent on Sept. 10, 2019.
  • Waived by the Jets on Jan. 2, 2021.
  • Signed by the Jets on Jan. 5, 2021.
  • Waived by the Jets on July 31, 2021.
  • Claimed off waivers by the Titans from the Jets on Aug. 1, 2021.
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