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Ben Agajanian, the ‘Toeless Wonder’ kicker for the Rams and Chargers, dies at age 98

By in Press Enterprise on February 15, 2018

By Rich Hammond

Ben Agajanian, a Southern California native who thrived for parts of three decades as an NFL kicker even after the amputation of four toes, died this month at age 98.

Agajanian, known as the “Toeless Wonder,” kicked for the Rams and Chargers during both teams’ initial runs in Los Angeles. He died on Feb. 8, according to an online obituary.

  • Benjamin James “The Toeless Wonder” Agajanian was a former placekicker in the National Football League. He was born in Santa Ana, California and went to San Pedro High School. (Courtesy Photo)

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  • Benjamin James “The Toeless Wonder” Agajanian was a former placekicker in the National Football League. He was born in Santa Ana, California and went to San Pedro High School. (Courtesy Photo)

    Benjamin James “The Toeless Wonder” Agajanian was a former placekicker in the National Football League. He was born in Santa Ana, California and went to San Pedro High School. (Courtesy Photo)

  • Benjamin James “The Toeless Wonder” Agajanian was a former placekicker in the National Football League. He was born in Santa Ana, California and went to San Pedro High School. (Courtesy Photo)

    Benjamin James “The Toeless Wonder” Agajanian was a former placekicker in the National Football League. He was born in Santa Ana, California and went to San Pedro High School. (Courtesy Photo)

  • Benjamin James “The Toeless Wonder” Agajanian was a former placekicker in the National Football League. He was born in Santa Ana, California and went to San Pedro High School. (Courtesy Photo)

    Benjamin James “The Toeless Wonder” Agajanian was a former placekicker in the National Football League. He was born in Santa Ana, California and went […]    

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