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Former Drake standout Cundiff joins New Orleans Saints

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Billy Cundiff during his Drake career.

Former Drake All-American kicker Billy Cundiff, AS’03, has signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints.

The Harlan, Iowa, native played four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and earned the reputation as one of the NFL’s top kickoff men with his high, hanging kickoffs that helped the Cowboys hold opponents to a league-low 17.5-yard kickoff return average in 2004.

Cundiff was limited to six games in 2005 with Dallas due to an injury before signing with Green Bay as a free agent in March. He was released by the Packers this past August.

In 53 career games with the Cowboys, Cundiff connected on 60-of-82 field-goal attempts (73.2 percent) and missed one extra-point conversion in 101 attempts. Cundiff owns the Dallas Cowboys record for longest field goal with a career-long 56-yarder against Detroit in 2005.

Cundiff closed out his career at Drake owning 15 school and five Pioneer Football League records, including Drake career marks for points (284), field goals (49 of 79) and PATs (137 of 151).