When you say the name Shane Lechler, you’re almost certain to think of booming punts and along, steady NFL career. Now you can think of a Texas High School Football Hall of Famer, though he didn’t earn that honor for the skill that he’s known for now. That’s because Lechler was a standout quarterback at Easter Bernard High.
As noted by MaxPreps, Lechler’s personal statistics on Wikipedia note an impressive completion percentage of more than 86 percent and nearly 5,000 career passing yards.
“It’s a great honor,” Lechler told College Station network KBTX. “Any time you get voted into something like this, as distinguished as it is, it’s a great honor. It’s a humbling experience to be with guys that played a long time ago and coached a long time ago. Looking at that table you can’t help but think about how much football knowledge is sitting there. I enjoy every bit of this.”
Lecher is still competing in the NFL as the starting punter for the Texans, though he does have a very small track record through the air in the NFL; he attempted four passes on fake punts for the Raiders in 2011 and 2012, completing two of them.
That may be a far cry from his 5K high school passing yards, but then again, his 15-year career proves that he’s been able to achieve plenty with his leg.
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