Buffalo History Museam to host virtual tailgate with Bills scoring leader Christie

Photo by George Rose/Getty ImagesKicker Steve Christie of the Buffalo Bills sets a Superbowl record with this 54-yard field goal against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVIII at the Georgia Dome on January 30, 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Cowboys won 30-13.

BUFFALO — The Buffalo History Museum welcomes Buffalo Bills All Star Alumnus, Steve Christie, for a virtual Breakfast Tailgate at 10 a.m. on Saturday via Zoom.

This event will feature a moderated conversation with Christie. Guests are encouraged to wear their Bills gear, prepare their Bills Fan “Live Shot” exhibiting your collected Bills treasures, artifacts, and memorabilia; Zoom attendees will also have the opportunity to submit questions during the conversation.

Admission is free; registration required in advance on Zoom here.

The program will be moderated by Buffalo Bills historian and Chair of the Museum’s Board, Greg D. Tranter. In 2016, Tranter donated his collection of 108,000 Buffalo Bills artifacts, which chronicle the extensive history of the franchise, to the permanent collection of The Buffalo History Museum.

In addition to being a past member of The Buffalo History Museum’s Board of Managers serving from 1994 to 2002, Steve Christie is the greatest place kicker in Buffalo Bills history. He is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 1,011 points. He played with the Bills from 1992 through 2000.

He has the most field goals in franchise history with 234, the single season scoring record with 140 points in 1998 and the longest field goal in franchise history at 59 yards on Sept. 26, 1993. He also has the longest field goal in Super Bowl history, a 54-yard field goal, in Super Bowl XXVIII.

Christie was signed by the Bills as a Plan B free agent from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 5, 1992. His first field goal as a Bill was a 49-yarder vs. the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter of the Bills 40-7 win on September 6, 1992.

Christie played for 15 years in the NFL, appearing in 229 games, 144 of those with the Bills. His 1,476 career points are the 25th most all-time in NFL history. In addition to the Bills, he played for Tampa Bay, San Diego, and the New York Giants.

Christie had 22 game winning field goals in the fourth quarter and overtime, top 10 in NFL history; 13 of those game winners were for the Bills, with seven of them in overtime.

Christie holds the Bills record with six field goals in a single game that was tied by Tyler Bass this season. His other Bills records are most career points after touchdowns with 309, most consecutive points after touchdown, 172 and most field goals in a single season with 33.

Christie also holds all the Bills post season kicking records with 12 games played, 22 made field goals, 31 extra points and 97 total points.

He was the first player in Bills history to wear jersey No. 2.

He finished his pro football career playing a single game in the Canadian Football League in 2007 for the Toronto Argonauts on July 7, 2007 vs. the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He scored 10 points in that game on two field goals, three extra points and a rouge. His great-grandfather had played in the CFL for Hamilton.

The Buffalo History Museum has been Western New York’s premier historical organization since 1862. The museum is the keeper of the authentic stories that make the Buffalo community unique. The collections, exhibits, and programs tell the stories of the people, events, and movements that demonstrate Western New York’s essential place in shaping American history.

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