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HE DOES HIS KICKING BY THE NUMBERS
Jill Lieber
December 24, 1984
Ray Wersching, the 49ers' kicker, is racking up the numbers. His 131 points make him the leading scorer in the NFL for '84, and he has been No. 1 on the team in scoring in all but the first of his eight seasons with them. He has kicked game-winning field goals 11 times and has converted 107 consecutive extra points.
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December 24, 1984

He Does His Kicking By The Numbers

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Ray Wersching, the 49ers' kicker, is racking up the numbers. His 131 points make him the leading scorer in the NFL for '84, and he has been No. 1 on the team in scoring in all but the first of his eight seasons with them. He has kicked game-winning field goals 11 times and has converted 107 consecutive extra points.

Wersching works in the off-season as a senior partner in the tax department of the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse in San Diego. "I get the best of both worlds," says the 12-year NFL veteran whom the 49ers picked up as a free agent in 1977 after he had been cut by the Chargers. "I wear a three-piece suit and work from nine to five from February through May. Then, just when I've touched enough of reality, it's time again for football." Several of his teammates have tried to get Wersching to prepare their tax returns, going so far as to offer to pay him, but he declines. "I refuse to mix my two professions."

Not that Wersching can ever forget his "real" job. "Last year I was out on an audit, and everybody suddenly discovered what I did," he says. "The client's people were dropping in for an hour at a time. I finally went to a partner at Price Waterhouse and said, 'We're really going to be over budget on this job. All they want to do is talk football.' He said, 'Don't worry about it.' "

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