After graduating from Washington State University in 2014, Coach Furney received interest from multiple NFL teams. After the 2014 NFL Draft, Furney was extended the offer to attend the previous years Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks Rookie Mini Camp where he went on to have an impressive showing. Shortly after, Coach Furney was given the opportunity to attend Veteran Mini-Camp with the New York Jets with the opportunity to compete for a contract. After the camp, Furney was offered the contract and an opportunity to compete for the starting placekicking job in the upcoming NFL preseason.
During his first ever NFL game he had ever attended in person, yet alone played in, Furney went on to make his first ever field goal attempt in an NFL Jersey….it just so happened to be a game winner from 51 yards out: (see video below).
Update: After being released by the Jets prior to the start of the regular season, coach Furney Again signed with the New York Jets to a Futures contract in January of 2015 where he will once again compete with Veteran Kicker Nick Folk for the starting Job.
Coach Andrew Furney Started his collegiate career as an under the radar walk on at Washington State University and later received a full ride scholarship following his true-freshman season. At his time at WSU Furney was a two-time All-Pac-12 selection, named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List twice and a semifinalist once. During his career Furney would accumulate the 3rd most makes in school history and end his career with the 2nd best career field goal percentage in school history. As a Sophomore, Furney notched himself into school history by setting a new school record for best single season field goal percentage in school history (87.5%). As a Junior Furney again made a statement as a premier collegiate kicker after a 60 yard field against Eastern Washington just before halftime which was the 2nd longest in both WSU and Pac-12 history:
In the 2012 Apple Cup Furney showed off his ability to make big kicks in high pressure situation when he hit a 45 yard game-tying field goal with just under two minutes remaining in the game, sending the game to over time where he then hit a game winning 27 yarder. As a Senior, Furney again showed off his ability to make clutch kicks after he hit a game winning 42 yard field goal against USC in the Los Angeles Coliseum ensuring a 10-7 WSU victory. During his time at Washington State, Furney also showed off his combination of both accuracy and leg strength by ending his career 18 for 22 on attempts from 40-49 yards and making four field goals from beyond 50 yards.
High School Career:
Coach Andrew Furney attended Burlington-Edison High School in Burlington, Washington. Having been a soccer player his whole life, Furney decided to tryout football. Following his first season as a member of the Freshman team, Furney decided to take a shot at placekicking. As a Sophomore, Furney was awarded the Varsity kicking job for the Burlington-Edison Tigers. That season, Furney went 7/10 his first year with a long of 42 helping take Burlington-Edison to the 2A State Championship game. Throughout the rest of his career Furney would be named 2A All-State, All-Conference, and All-Area all three years he kicked. Furney also went on to tie the state record for field goals made in a season (14) and set a new all-time Washington State record with most field goals made in a career (33), crushing the old record of 24. In Furney’s Senior season he went along to make 8 of his 14 field goals from beyond 40 yards including a career long 47 yarder in addition to making all 44 of his extra points. Also in his Senior season, Furney was the first ever kicker to be named the All-Area Offensive Player of the Year after scoring 86 points.