Brett Maher is an American NFL footballer. He is currently playing for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). His playing position is placekicker. He was initially signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football in Nebraska. He has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ottawa Redblacks, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Cleveland Browns, Washington Commanders, Houston Texans, and Arizona Cardinals. Brett had an amazing regular season for his present team, Dallas Cowboys, where he missed just 3 kicks but then missed four of five extra point attempts during the Cowboys’ Wild Card Game against Tom Brady’s Buccaneers. He set the record for most missed extra points in a game (4) in NFL history.
What is Brett Maher Famous For?
- Brett Maher is an NFL player from Nebraska.
- He is famous for playing as a football placekicker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
Who are the Parents of Brett Maher?
Brett Maher took birth on November 21, 1989, in Fremont, Nebraska, USA. He is American when it comes to his nationality and his ethnicity is American-White. Brett is the son of Brian Maher (father) and Peggy Maher (mother). He grew up and spent his early years with his two sisters namely Maggie and Lindsey. He cut his 33rd birthday on November 21, 2022. Scorpio is his zodiac sign as per his birthdate. Maher attended Centennial Public Schools in Utica, Nebraska for his first three years of high school before transferring to Kearney High School, where he played high school football for the Bearcats. Also a basketballer, he was an honorable-mention Class A all-state pick as a senior. In track, he won the long jump and pole vault state championships as a senior, setting a state record in the latter.
Brett Maher NFL Career
- Brett appeared in all games as a redshirt freshman and as a sophomore. He was named the starter at placekicker and punter as a junior. He made 19-of-23 field goals, 43-of-44 extra points, and averaged 44.5 yards per punt (sixth in school history).
- As a senior, he made 20-of-27 field goals, all of his 59 extra point attempts, 57 touchbacks out of 96 kickoffs, and averaged 41.8 yards per punt. He finished his career with 39-of-50 made field goals (78%), 219 points, 120 punts for a 43.2-yard average, and 43 punts inside the 20-yard line.
New York Jets
- New York Jets signed Brett as an undrafted free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft on May 12. He was waived on July 23.
- On 11th August 2013, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys, to play in the preseason. He was released two weeks later on August 27.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- On 1st May 2014, he signed a contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played in two pre-season games for the team before being released by the team due to the restrictions on the number of national and international players on the team’s roster.
- Brett was later signed by Ottawa Redblacks. On May 13, 2015, he was released by the Redblacks because of a hip injury he suffered in the prior month, before the start of training camp.
- On 19th May 2016, he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after taking part in a team mini-camp. He completed 82% of his field goal attempts that season, going 41-for-50, and had a punt average of 45.9 yards.
- On 20th March 2017, he signed with the Cleveland Browns.
- On May 2, he was released after not being able to pass rookie Zane Gonzalez on the depth chart.
Ottawa Redblacks (second stint)
- On 10th June 2017, he signed with the Ottawa Redblacks. He achieved the same completion percentage as the previous season in Hamilton (82%), recording the same amount of field goals (41) on 50 attempts. His punt average was 46.7 yards.
Dallas Cowboys (second stint)
- On April 4, 2018, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys and played with the team for two seasons. His NFL debut came in the season opener against the Carolina Panthers, where he missed his first career field goal attempt (47 yards).
- In Week 4, Maher kicked all four field goals (32, 43, 22, and 38 yards) playing against Detroit Lions.
- On October 14 in a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he converted 4 field goals, including a 55-yarder.
- On November 18, he kicked a 48-yard game-winning field goal to beat the Atlanta Falcons. Next, he kicked a new career-long 62-yard field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles on 9th December 2018.
- In Week 16, Maher converted two field goals (including the second longest in franchise history-59 yards) and three extra points in a 27–20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- He finished his first season with the team with 29-of-36 field goals (80.6%), 32-of-33 extra points and 67.5% touchbacks of his kickoffs.
- On October 13, 2019, in a loss against the New York Jets, he became the first kicker in NFL history to have two made field goals of 62 or more yards in a career. On November 28, he missed 2 field goals (one deflected) in the 15–26 loss against the Buffalo Bills.
- On December 5, he missed a 42-yard field goal in the 31–24 loss against the Chicago Bears.
- Later, he was replaced by Kai Forbath.
New York Jets (second stint)
- On 31st December 2019, the Jets signed Maher to a reserve/futures contract which was waived on August 31, 2020.
- he signed with the practice squad of the Washington Commanders on September 10, 2020, before being released on September 30, 2020.
- On 12th October 2020, he was signed to the Houston Texans’ practice squad. He was released on December 14, 2020.
- On December 25, 2020, he was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract on January 5, 2021.
- On March 20, 2021, he was waived after the Cardinals signed placekicker Matt Prater.
New Orleans Saints
- On August 10, 2021, he signed with the New Orleans Saints. He was waived/injured on August 17 and placed on injured reserve. He was waived on August 21, 2021.
- Later, he was re-signed to the practice squad on November 16. He was then promoted to the active roster on November 19, 2021.
- In Week 13, he played against his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, and in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- He was waived again by the team on February 22, 2022.
Dallas Cowboys (third stint)
- On August 9, 2022, the Dallas Cowboys signed Maher after releasing Jonathan Garibay to compete for the kicking position with Lirim Hajrullahu. He was waived on August 30, 2022, and signed to the practice squad the next day.
- On 17th September 2022, the Cowboys promoted him from the practice squad. After a day in the Cowboys’ eventual win over the Cincinnati Bengals, he kicked a 50-yard field goal to seal the upset win.
- On 26th September 2022, he hit three field goals in a Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants.
- On 2nd October 2022, he hit all four field goals (53,45,28,29) against the Washington Commanders. On 20th November 2022, he converted all four field goals against the Minnesota Vikings. He became the first kicker in NFL history to convert four field goals from 60 or more yards.
- With the team, he finished the season 29-of-32 on field goal attempts and 9-for-11 on 50+ yard field goals.
- On January 16, 2023, he missed four of five extra point attempts during the Cowboys’ Wild Card Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the most missed extra points in a game (regular season & playoffs) since they were first tracked in 1932. He was previously 50-of-53 on extra points in the 2022 regular season (with two of them blocked) and made 128-of-134 extra point attempts in his NFL career.
Brett Maher Awards and Achievements
- 2× First-team All-Big Ten (2011, 2012)
- 2× Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year (2011, 2012)
- Eddleman–Fields Punter of the Year (2011)
- CFL East All-Star Punter (2017)
How much is Brett Maher’s Net Worth?
Brett Maher is an established placekicker in the NFL who plays for the Dallas Cowboys. As of 2023, the net worth of Brett is estimated to have around $1 million. He signed a 1 year, $965,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including an average annual salary of $965,000. His main source of wealth comes from his NFL career playing for Dallas Cowboys. He is living a modest lifestyle right now.
Who is Brett Maher’s Wife?
Brett Maher is a married man. He tied the knot to his beautiful wife Jenna Maher in 2013. At the time of their marriage, Brett was schooling at Nebraska University while playing football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They are high school lovers. The happily married husband and wife are also the proud parents of two beautiful daughters – Maela, 9 years old, and Laekyn, 7 years old.
Jenna is very supportive towards her husband and she can be seen at many Cowboys games. The couple is madly in love with each other, as seen in their regular social media posts, sometimes with their daughters. The family of four is living a happy life right now. His sexual orientation is straight.
How tall is Brett Maher?
Brett Maher is a handsome footballer with a standing height of 6 feet or 1.83 m. His body weight measures 180 lb or 82 kg. His body type is athletic. He has dark brown hair color with a pair of pale green eyes. He has got a healthy body and he frequently goes to the gym to maintain his body. He has a wide smile with an attractive personality.