Player Profile and Personal Life

Wil Lutz is an American football player from Newman, Georgia. He is a placekicker for the NFL team, the New Orleans Saints.

He went to Northgate High School, where he played football, cross country running, and soccer. William Lutz competed in college football at Georgia State. He became undrafted during the 2016 NFL Draft.

Career

The Baltimore Ravens signed Lutz on May 5, 2016, after becoming undrafted. The Ravens waived him off on August 29, 2016. He then signed with the New Orleans Saints on September 5, 2016.

Team New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints
Height / weight 1.8 m / 83 kg
Born Jul 7, 1994
Nationality United States United States
Team History
New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 2016 - present

During the 2016 season, Lutz kicked a 52-yard field goal that helped the Carolina Panthers. This season, he received the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards. Lutz finished this year with 28 successful field goals. In the same year, he was named to the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team.

Lutz signed a 5-year extension to his contract with the Saints on March 13, 2019. In the Week 1 game, he made perfect 3-for-3 extra points and 3-of-4 field goals. He recorded the longest game-winning field goal without time remaining with his 58-yard field goal. This named him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

In 2020, during the game versus the Las Vegas Raiders, he scored the first points in the history of Allegiant Stadium. He made a 31-yard field goal, the first-ever point in the NFL in Las Vegas.

In Week 5, Lutz made perfect 3-for-3 field goal attempts and 3 for 3 extra-point attempts in the game versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Lutz was honored as the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on October 14, 2020, for his Week 5 performance.

He was put on injured reserve on September 6, 2021.

Career Highlights

  • 2015 – Second-Team All-Sun Belt
  • 2016 – PFWA All-Rookie Team
  • 2019 – Pro Bowl

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