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Matt Prater
K #5
Height:
5-10
Weight:
195
Age:
30
College:
Central Florida
Hometown:
Estero, Fla.
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

FGA
4
FGM
2
PCT
50
LNG
32
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 1 64 174 142 81.6 262 260 99.2 0 510 65.3 265 235 24.7
2013 DEN 16 0 0 64 26 25 96.2 75 75 100 0 114 64.8 81 31 29.7
2012 DEN 16 0 0 53 32 26 81.3 55 55 100 0 98 64.3 65 33 22.3
2011 DEN 16 0 1 59 25 19 76 30 30 100 0 69 64.4 47 19 24.7
2010 DEN 12 0 0 59 18 16 88.9 29 28 96.6 0 57 64.6 20 34 25.1
2009 DEN 16 0 0 51 35 30 85.7 32 32 100 0 78 68.4 28 49 22.8
2008 DEN 16 0 0 56 34 25 73.5 40 39 97.5 0 83 65.1 19 63 24.7
2007 DEN 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7 67.3 2 5 26.4
2007 ATL 2 0 0 45 4 1 25 1 1 100 0 4 71.3 3 1 22

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PRATER AT A GLANCE:
• A seventh-year kicker who ranks first in franchise history in field goal accuracy having converted 141-of-170 (.829) attempts in his first seven seasons with the Broncos.
• Converted 47-of-50 (.940) career field goals in the fourth quarter in addition to connecting on all four of his attempts in overtime.
• Owns the best field goal percentage from 50+yards (.778 / 21-of-27) in league history among players who started their career after 1970 (min. 20 att.).
• Named to his first career Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro second team after leading the league with a .962 field goal percentage that ranked sixth in NFL history (min. 25 att.) and setting a league touchback record with 81 in 2013.
• Set a franchise record with 150 points scored (25/26 FGs, 75/75 PATs) and .962 field-goal accuracy percentage in 2013.
• Set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal vs. Tennessee (12/8/13).
• Owns the best field goal percentage from 50+ yards (.769/ 20-of-26) in league history among players who started their career after 1970 (min. 20 att.)
• Owns four AFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards (2008, ‘09, ‘11, ‘12) and two AFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors (Sept. ‘09, Dec./Jan. ‘11) for his NFL career.
• Set a franchise kicker record with 133 points scored (26/32 FGs, 55/55 PATs) and led the NFL with 65 touchbacks on kickoffs in 2012.
• Delivered four game-winning field goals on the last play of the game in 2011 (3 in OT, 1 on last play of regulation) to tie for the second most in a single season in NFL history.
• Joined Mike Vanderjagt as the only two players in NFL history to kick a 50+yard field goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to force overtime in addition to converting a 50+yard game-winning field goal in overtime with his performance vs. Chicago (12/11/11).
• Made 16-of-18 field goals in 2010 to represent the second-highest single-season field goal percentage (.889) in team history (min. 10 att.).
• Converted 18 consecutive field goal attempts, spanning the last eight games in 2009 and the first six contests in 2010, to represent the third-longest such streak in Broncos history.
• Tied the Broncos’ single-season record and ranked fourth in the NFL with five 50-yard field goals, including a career-long 56-yarder as well as two 50-yarders in one game, in 2008.
• Finished his career at the University of Central Florida tied for first in school history in field goals made (50) and ranked fourth in scoring (258 pts.).
• Joined the Broncos from Miami’s practice squad on Dec. 19, 2007.
• Entered the NFL with Detroit as a college free agent on May 4, 2006.

PRATER AT A GLANCE:
• A seventh-year kicker who ranks first in franchise history in field goal accuracy having converted 141-of-170 (.829) attempts in his first seven seasons with the Broncos.
• Converted 47-of-50 (.940) career field goals in the fourth quarter in addition to connecting on all four of his attempts in overtime.
• Owns the best field goal percentage from 50+yards (.778 / 21-of-27) in league history among players who started their career after 1970 (min. 20 att.).
• Named to his first career Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro second team after leading the league with a .962 field goal percentage that ranked sixth in NFL history (min. 25 att.) and setting a league touchback record with 81 in 2013.
• Set a franchise record with 150 points scored (25/26 FGs, 75/75 PATs) and .962 field-goal accuracy percentage in 2013.
• Set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal vs. Tennessee (12/8/13).
• Owns the best field goal percentage from 50+ yards (.769/ 20-of-26) in league history among players who started their career after 1970 (min. 20 att.)
• Owns four AFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards (2008, ‘09, ‘11, ‘12) and two AFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors (Sept. ‘09, Dec./Jan. ‘11) for his NFL career.
• Set a franchise kicker record with 133 points scored (26/32 FGs, 55/55 PATs) and led the NFL with 65 touchbacks on kickoffs in 2012.
• Delivered four game-winning field goals on the last play of the game in 2011 (3 in OT, 1 on last play of regulation) to tie for the second most in a single season in NFL history.
• Joined Mike Vanderjagt as the only two players in NFL history to kick a 50+yard field goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to force overtime in addition to converting a 50+yard game-winning field goal in overtime with his performance vs. Chicago (12/11/11).
• Made 16-of-18 field goals in 2010 to represent the second-highest single-season field goal percentage (.889) in team history (min. 10 att.).
• Converted 18 consecutive field goal attempts, spanning the last eight games in 2009 and the first six contests in 2010, to represent the third-longest such streak in Broncos history.
• Tied the Broncos’ single-season record and ranked fourth in the NFL with five 50-yard field goals, including a career-long 56-yarder as well as two 50-yarders in one game, in 2008.
• Finished his career at the University of Central Florida tied for first in school history in field goals made (50) and ranked fourth in scoring (258 pts.).
• Joined the Broncos from Miami’s practice squad on Dec. 19, 2007.
• Entered the NFL with Detroit as a college free agent on May 4, 2006.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Detroit as a college free agent 5/4/06; Waived by Detroit 8/28/06; Signed by Miami to a future contract 1/4/07; Waived by Miami 8/27/07; Signed by Atlanta 8/30/07; Waived by Atlanta 9/18/07; Signed by Miami (practice squad) 11/14/07; Signed by Denver (active roster) 12/19/07. Placed on injured reserve (groin) by Denver 12/23/10.

Prater’s Single-Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Field goals made — 4, five times, last at Oakland, 12/6/12 (4 vs. New England 1/19/14). Field goals attempted — 5 at Kansas City, 9/28/08 (4 vs. New England 1/19/14). Longest field goal made — 64* vs. Tennessee, 12/8/13 (54 vs. New England 1/19/14). Longest field goal attempted — 64 vs. Tennessee, 12/8/13 (54 vs. New England 1/19/14). Consecutive field goals made — 18, 11/1/09-10/17/10 (4, 1/8/12-1/14/12). PATs made — 7, three times, last vs. Philadelphia, 9/29/13 (5 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). PATs attempted — 7, three times, last vs. Philadelphia, 9/29/13 (5 vs. Baltimore, 1/12/13). Consecutive PATs made — 172, 11/14/10-12/29/13 (11, 1/8/12-1/19/14); Points scored — 15, twice, last vs. Tennessee, 12/8/13 (14 vs. New England 1/19/14). Consecutive games with a field goal — 15, 11/9/09-10/17/10 (2, 1/8/2-1/14/12). Kickoffs—9, three times, last at Dallas, 10/6/13 (7 vs. New England 1/19/14). Touchbacks on kickoffs — 8, four times, last vs. Washington, 10/27/13(7 vs. New England 1/19/14). Special teams tackles — 2 at Baltimore, 12/16/12 (none).
*NFL Record

2013: Prater was named to his first career Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro Second Team in 2013, after converting 25-of-26 field goals, including an NFL-record 64-yard kick... His .962 field goal percentage ranked sixth in league history for a single season (min. 25 att.) and established a Broncos franchise record... Set an NFL record with 81 touchbacks... Ranked second in the league with 150 kicking points, which set a franchise single-season record... Led the league with six 50-yard field goals... Tied a career high with seven PATs and touchbacks on all eight of his kickoffs in Denver’s season-opening win vs. Bal. (9/5)... Converted 42- and 47-yard field goal as well as all five extra points in the Broncos’ Week 2 win at NYG (9/15)... Went three-for-three on field goal attempts, including a 53-yarder vs. Oak. (9/23)... Kicked a 53-yard field goal and tied career highs with seven extra points, nine kickoffs and eight touchbacks vs. Phi. (9/29)... Set a career high with 15 points after converting six extra points and all three field goal attempts, including the game-winning 28-yarder at Dal. (10/6)... Made six extra points to go with one field goal for nine points to go with touchbacks on all eight kickoffs to tie a career high vs. Was. (10/27)... Became the last kicker in the NFL to miss a field goal after making attempts from 52 and 36 yards and missing one from 52 yards vs. K.C. (11/17)... Set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal as time expired in the first half and tied a career high with 15 points (3 FG, 6 PAT) vs. Ten. (12/8)... Registered four touchbacks on kickoffs to increase his season total to 70, breaking the NFL single-season touchback record... Posted touchbacks on all five kickoffs in the Divisional Round vs. S.D. (1/12)...Converted the longest field goal (54 yards) in franchise postseason history with his fourth-quarter kick, which tied for fourth-longest among all players in NFL playoff history, while tying the league’s postseason record with touchbacks on all seven kickoffs in the AFC Championship Game vs. N.E. (1/19).

2012: Prater appeared in all 16 regular-season games and set a franchise record for a kicker with 133 points scored (26/32 FGs, 55/55 PATs), breaking Jason Elam’s previous mark of 132 points in 1995... Led the NFL with 65 touchbacks on 98 kickoffs (66.3 pct.)... Established a career high with eight touchbacks on eight kickoffs vs. Oak. (9/30), while also converting three-of-three field goals, earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance...Matched a career high with four field goals (4-of-4) at Oak. (12/6)... Made a career-high two special teams tackles at Bal. (12/16).

2011: Prater played all 16 regular-season games and made 19-of-25 field goals in addition to converting all 30 extra point attempts... Led the NFL in touchback percentage (70.1 / 47-of-67)... Made four walk-off field goals—three in overtime and one at the end of regulation—to tie for the second-most game-winning kicks in NFL history in a single season... Successful on all four field goal attempts in two postseason games for the Broncos...Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his effort vs. Chi. (12/11) in which he converted a 59-yard field goal with 0:03 remaining to force overtime and then won the game with a 51-yard kick in the extra session...Named AFC Special teams Player of the Month for Dec./Jan. after making 6-of-7 field goals during Denver’s last five games, including both of his attempts from 50+ yards.

2010: Prater played 12 games and converted 16-of-18 field goals to go along with 28-of-29 extra point attempts to record the second-highest single-season field goal percentage (.889) in team history... Kicked off 54 times for 3,638 yards (67.4 avg.) with 20 touchbacks... Converted his 18th consecutive field goal attempt vs. NYJ (10/17)—a career-long 59-yarder—dating to the ninth game of the 2009 season to mark the third-longest such streak in team history... Saw his streak of 15 consecutive games with a field goal (T-3rd longest in Broncos history) end in Week 7 vs. Oak. (10/24) when he did not attempt a field goal... Inactive in Weeks 14-15 before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 23 with a groin injury.

2009: Prater played all 16 games for the Broncos, converting 30-of-35 (.857) field goal attempts along with all 32 extra point attempts while kicking off 77 times for 5,304 yards (68.9 avg.) with 28 touchbacks... Tied for third in the NFL as well as in Broncos history for a year in field goals (30)... Tied for fifth in team history in field goal percentage (.857)... Set a club record and tied for second in the league with 28 touchbacks... Became the fifth Bronco with multiple 100-point seasons with 122 points that tied for seventh in the league... Made 19 of his final 20 field goal attempts... Converted 2-of-3 50-yard attempts... Had one special-teams tackle... Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September after totaling 41 points, converting 9-of-10 field goals and all 14 extra points, in addition to registering seven touchbacks on kickoffs... Made a game-winning 41-yard field goal in overtime vs. N.E. (10/11)... Enjoyed a career night on Thanksgiving vs. NYG (11/26), making all four field goal attempts and posting five touchbacks on kickoffs to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

2008: Prater played all 16 games for Denver in his first full NFL season, converting 25-of-34 (.735) field goal attempts along with 39-of-40 (.975) extra point attempts while kicking off 82 times for 5,387 yards (65.7 avg.) with 19 touchbacks... Had three special-teams tackles...Tied the Broncos’ single-season record and ranked fourth in the NFL with five 50-yard field goals in six attempts... Notched his first 100-point season (114 pts.), becoming the ninth different Bronco to reach that mark... Became the third Bronco—and the first to do so on the road—to hit two 50-yard field goals (56, 51 yds.) in the same game at K.C. (9/28)... 56-yarder against the Chiefs was a career long and tied for the third-longest field goal in Denver annals as well as in the NFL in 2008... Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after making all three field goal attempts, including a 55-yarder, vs. T.B. (10/5).

2007: Prater played four games, seeing action in two games with both Atlanta and Denver... Made 1-of-4 field goal attempts and his lone extra point attempt (all with Atlanta) while kicking off 11 times for 756 yards (68.7 avg.) with five touchbacks... Spent training camp with Miami but was waived on Aug. 27 before signing with Atlanta on Aug. 30... Waived by Atlanta on Sept. 18 before joining Miami’s practice squad on Nov. 14... Signed with Denver’s active roster on Dec. 19.

2006: Prater entered the NFL with Detroit as college free agent on May 4... Waived by Detroit on Aug. 28... Made all four field goal attempts and both extra point attempts in the preseason with the Lions.

COLLEGE: Prater played 46 career games at the University of Central Florida, finishing his career tied for first in school history in field goals made (50) and ranked fourth in scoring (258 pts.)... Converted 50-of-74 (.676) career field goal attempts with a 53-yard long... Made 17-of-26 (.654) field goal attempts as a senior with a 49-yard long for UCF.

PERSONAL: Prater was a second-team all-state selection as a senior at Estero High School in Estero, Fla.... Also named first-team all-conference and all-Southwest Florida... Connected on 56-of-58 extra point attempts and made 14 field goals while placing 84 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone for Estero... Majored in psychology at Central Florida... Matt Prater was born on Aug. 10, 1984, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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