Paul McFadden (born September 24, 1961) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League. He gained recognition at the collegiate level as a kicker at Youngstown State University. McFadden became widely known for his barefooted kicking style.
He made his professional debut with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984, remaining with the team until 1987. He spent his final years in the NFL with the New York Giants (1988) and Atlanta Falcons (1989), respectively. His final NFL game was on 5 November 1989. A week later he tore a thigh muscle a few minutes before a game in San Francisco. Falcons quarterback Chris Miller kicked a field goal that day, and the Falcons then signed Greg Davis to kick the following week.
After ending his career as a professional football player, McFadden returned to Youngstown, where he served as director of athletic development from 1993 to 2002 and Chief Development Officer from 2002 to 2011. In 2011 he was appointed as President of the Youngstown State University Foundation. He currently resides in northeastern Ohio with his two sons.
He earned a BA in History from Youngstown State University in 1992, and a MA from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2000.