High School: Sacramento
College: University of California
* NFL Career: 14 Years (Oakland, Cincinnati)
* 517 of 539 Extra Points 95.9%
* 243 of 340 Field Goals 71.4%
* 1,246 Total Points Scored
* Cal Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee (1999)
Jim was star athlete at Sac High earning All-City honors as a quarterback and place kicker in football while being named to All-Metro League team in Baseball. Jim then went to play at Cal where he was an All-Pac 8 Conference selection and led the conference in scoring and field goals made. He was elected to the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.
Jim played 14 NFL seasons in the NFL and was one of the best and most consistent kickers in the league. He spent one season with the Oakland Raiders before landing in Cincinnati where he kicked for the Bengals over the next 13 seasons. His 1,152 points with the Bengals are a franchise record. Jim also played in Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XVIII being perfect in both games, not missing a field goal or extra point.
When Jim retired he was the 10th leading scorer in NFL history. He led the AFC in scoring in 1981 and 1987 and also was the NFL leader in overtime field goals going 9 for 9. When the Bengals named their Top 50 players of all time, he was ranked the #5. Jim was will always be recognized as the most successful kicker ever to come from Sacramento.