Aaron Pettrey (born June 17, 1986) is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He was formerly a kicker for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Pettrey was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals‘ roster on November 16, 2010 after a season-ending injury to Mike Nugent, another former Buckeye. Pettrey was waived by the Bengals on November 30, 2010. He was two for four on field goal attempts in two games.
Pettrey attended Raceland–Worthington High School and served as quarterback and placekicker. In a September 26, 2003 game at Berea, Pettrey kicked a Kentucky state-record 58-yard field goal. This broke Middlesboro’s Dustin Wynn’s record of 57 yards, set on October 2, 1998 at Harlan.
Pettrey attended Ohio State University.
Pettrey kicked for the Cincinnati Bengals for two weeks, making 2 of 4 field goal attempts and converting all 5 PATs attempted.
Pettrey kicked for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League in 2011. After a 3 for 3 kicking performance in week one, Pettrey was named the UFL’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
Pettrey kicked for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League in 2012.
With the Gladiators having kicking problems in 2013, Pettrey was assigned to the Gladiators and solidified the position. He was placed on injury reserve on July 11, 2013.
Pettrey had his most successful season to date for the Gladiators, making a career high 8 field goals and 106 PATs. He man 3 game-winning field goals, including a 36-yard shot against the Philadelphia Soul as time expired to advance to the American Conference Championship.
On September 29, 2014, Pettrey was placed on reassignment by the Gladiators.