The Panthers announced earlier today that John has signed a One Day Contract that will allow him to retire as a Panther. John was originally drafted by the Seahawks in 1991, where he promptly led the team in scoring for 4 years and was grabbed by the Panthers in 1995, where he promptly inked his name in the brand new franchise's kicking records, became the Panthers leading all-time scorer. He was the last inaugural member of the Panthers when he was picked up by the Saints in 2011.
John Kasay is well represented in the NFL records. He broke the record for most Field Goals in a season (37) in 1996 (a record since broken by 3 others), second in 50+ yard Field Goals Made (42). He is the only player to convert 4 consecutive 46+ yard field goals in a game and is one of seven players to make 400 or more Field Goals.
Such a great NFL career could not have started without an excellent College career at the University of Georgia. The fact that the media guide only lists him so infrequently is a tribute to the the great tradition of place kickers that UGA has. Kasay is currently 7th in PAT% career, 8th PAT Attempted (Season), and led the Dawgs in scoring in 1989 and 1990. There was also the 53 yarder against Temple and the game winner against Arkansas in 87. To be honest, while Kasay was at UGA I was off on big gray taxis or visiting foreign exotic lands courtesy of the USMC and do not personally recall many of his games.
John will continue to be involved in football in his new role as the Athletic Director at Charlotte Christian. Best of luck on his new path.