Joined New Orleans as a rookie Free Agent from Harvard in 1975. Played 4 seasons with the Saints scoring a total of 191 points with them. Led the NFL in Field Goal Conversion Percentage - 78.3% - in 1976 when he hit 18 of 23 field goals. That season he had a 4 fieldgoal day against the Oilers and 3 fieldgoals and 8 extra-points against the Seahawks. He also connected on a 50-yard kick playing the Patriots. His only other 50-yard kick was during the November 1975 game against the 49ers.
Rich Szaro New Orleans Saints Kicker
Born in Poland, he came to the US when he was 14 and had a successful career at Harvard going on to play a season in the World Football League with the Philadelphia Bell team. He joined the Saints in 1975 and played in New Orleans until 1978. He led the NFL in field goal accuracy in 1976 with a 78.3% conversion rate. His career total was 191 points.
Saints Kicker Rich Szaro
Saints Special teams players - Kicker Rich Szaro (#15) with punter Tom Blanchard (#16).
Kicker Rich Szaro with Punter Tom Blanchard
From his 4th and final season with the Saints, his 1978 Topps Card. His NFL career totals (1 game with the Jets in 1979) include 44 Games played, 193 points scored, 37 of 59 field goals (62.7%) and 82 of 88 Xtra-Points (93.2%)
Rich Szaro New Orleans Saints Kicker 1978 Topps Card