Mike Vanderjagt

He left the NFL in 2006 with the all-time best field goal percentage (86.5) in league history – a mark that currently ranks No. 9 all-time. Oakville native Mike Vanderjagt’s best NFL seasons came with the Indianapolis Colts (1998-2005) followed by a final NFL season with the Dallas Cowboys (2006). In 2003, Vanderjagt earned the nod as a First Team All-Pro and a trip to the Pro Bowl after he became the first NFL kicker to convert every field goal and point-after-touchdown in the regular season (37-for-37 in FGs; 46-for-46 in PATs) and postseason (3-for-3 FGs; 12-for-12 PATs). Four seasons earlier, Vanderjagt’s stellar work when he led the NFL in scoring with 145 points made him a Second Team All-Pro.

It took Vanderjagt some time to establish himself as one of pro football’s finest kickers. The trail took him initially to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1993 before he latched on with the standout Doug Flutie/Mike (Pinball) Clemons Grey Cup champion Argonauts of 1996-97. Vanderjagt’s performance in the 1996 Grey Cup victory was rewarded with the Dick Suderman Trophy as the game’s Most Outstanding Canadian. He returned to Canada for one final spin with the Argos in 2008. Never one to hide his feelings nor shy away from the spotlight, Vanderjagt was the kicking double for Tony Danza in the 1998 TV movie called The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon and even made a kicking appearance on the David Letterman Show in 2006. Since 2022, Vanderjagt has brought his wit and wealth of football experience to the Medina Mustangs. Welcome back home, Mike!