Peter Kornel Gogolak (in Hungarian: Gogolák Péter Kornél, born April 18, 1942 in Budapest, Hungary) is a retired American football placekicker in the American Football League (AFL) for the Buffalo Bills and in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants. He is widely considered the chief figure behind the game's adoption of soccer style placekicking. In 1966, after initially playing two professional seasons for the AFL's Bills, he joined the NFL's Giants while still under contract with his former team, sparking the "war between the leagues" and the subsequent AFL–NFL merger.
In 2010 the New York Giants announced that he would be included in the team's new Ring of Honor to be displayed at all home games in their new stadium.
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By Dean Hanley
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