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Selected by Oakland Raiders in first round (17th overall) of 2000 NFL Draft, April 15, 2000.
Selected by Oakland Raiders in first round (17th overall) of 2000 NFL Draft, April 15, 2000.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: A record-setting kicker with outstanding leg strength and accuracy, is the Raiders’ all-time leading scorer with 1,489 points…Tied a then-NFL record with a 63-yard FG at Denver on Sept. 12, 2011 …Tied an NFL single-game mark with three FGs of 50 yards or longer at Houston on Oct. 9, 2011…Set a team record with six FGs vs. Chicago on Nov. 27, 2011…Selected to first Pro Bowl in 2011 and was an alternate in 2012…In 2012, became one of just nine kickers in NFL history to make at least 91.2 percent of his FGs during a season while being perfect from 49 yards or less…Set franchise record with 142 points in 2010…Also kicked the third-longest FG in NFL history with a 61-yarder at Cleveland on Dec. 27, 2009…Received All-Pro recognition from Sports Illustrated in 2009…Has led the team in scoring in each of his 14 seasons…Has played in 220 games and seven postseason contests, including Super Bowl XXXVII…Owns the highest FG percentage in Raiders history at 79.9…Has made 345 of 432 FG attempts and is 454 of 457 (99.3 percent) on PATs…Has topped the century mark in scoring in eight of his 14 professional seasons…Set an NFL record for longest overtime FG, a 57-yarder vs. the Jets on Oct. 19, 2008…Also set a Raiders record with a 76-yard FG attempt vs. San Diego on Sept. 28, 2008…Tied an NFL record with four FGs in one quarter at Chicago on Oct. 5, 2003…Has kicked five FGs in a game three times: vs. Denver on Oct. 29, 2000, at Chicago on Oct. 5, 2003 and at Minnesota on Nov. 18, 2007…Just the fifth kicker ever drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.
2013: Reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth-straight season and the eighth time in his career...Moved into second place on the Raiders all-time service list with 220 games in a Raider uniform...Connected on 21-of-30 FG attempts with a long FG of 53 yards...Was a perfect 37-for-37 on PAT attempts, extending his streak of consecutive extra points to 165...(9/8) at Ind.: Played in 205th career game, moving into a tie with Dave Dalby (1972-85) for fourth place on Raiders’ all-time service list...Was 1-for-2 on FG attempts, hitting a 38-yarder...Miss came from 48 yards out, his first miss from less than 50 yards since the 2011 season...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Hit 4-of-5 FG attempts...Only miss came from 35 yards out, his first miss from under 40 yards in 54 attempts....(10/6) vs. SD: Good on two FG attempts, hitting from 47 and 50 yards out...50-yarder came in the fourth quarter, giving Raiders a 10-point lead late in the contest...(10/13) at KC: Played in his 210th career game with the Raiders, moving into a tie for third place with Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Otto on the team’s all-time games played list...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Moved into sole possession of third place on the Raiders’ all-time games played list with his 211th career appearance in Silver and Black...Good on all three PAT attempts...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Was a perfect 2-for-2 on FG attempts, including a season-long 53-yarder at the end of the first half...(11/10) at NYG: Good on two FG attempts, hitting from 33 and 24 yards out...Also had four touchbacks on kickoffs...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Was 4-of-6 on FG attempts, hitting from 52, 48, 24, and 42 yards out...Tied a franchise record with six FG attempts...(11/28) at Dal.: Kicked a 45-yard FG with 0:35 remaining in regulation to cut the Dallas lead to seven points...Good on all three PAT attempts...(12/8) at NYJ: Played in his 217th career game, moving into a tie with Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw for second place on the Raiders’ all-time service list...Connected on FGs of 41 and 40 yards after missing a 52-yarder in the first half...(12/15) vs. KC: Moved into sole possession of second place on the Raiders’ all-time chart with his 218th career game...Good on a 34-yard FG in the first quarter and perfect on four extra-point attempts...(12/22) at SD: Connected on FGs from 20 and 42 yards out.
2012: Played in all 16 games...A first-level alternate for the Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro (CBSSports.com), enjoyed arguably the best season by a kicker in Raiders history, missing only three of his 34 FG attempts: 51-, 61- and 64-yarders…Was one of just nine kickers in NFL history to hit at least 91.2 percent of his FGs during a season while perfect from 49 yards or less…Scored 118 points, including a perfect 25-for-25 on PATs…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October…(9/10) vs. SD: Hit an important 51-yard FG to get Oakland on the board in the first quarter…(9/23) vs. Pit.: Kicked a 43-yard FG as time expired, his 12th career game-winning kick, giving Oakland a dramatic 34-31 win…On previous drive, booted a 32-yarder to knot the game at 31…(10/14) at Atl.: Connected on a 52-yard FG and posted four TBs…(10/21) vs. Jac.: Converted 4-of-5 FG tries, his lone miss from 64 yards at the end of regulation in attempt to break the NFL record…Hit the game-ender from 40 yards out, the 13th game-winning kick of his career…(10/28) at KC: Improved his outstanding career numbers at Arrowhead Stadium with four FGs in 26-16 win…(12/2) vs. Cle.: Became the ninth player in franchise history to play 200 games in a Raiders uniform…Booted a 51-yarder in the second quarter to give him 40 career FGs of at least 50, tying Morten Andersen for third on the NFL’s all-time list…(12/16) vs. KC: Earned his seventh career AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award…Was the only player to score a point, nailing five of six FGs in 15-0 triumph…With his 42nd career FG of 50-plus yards, surpassed No. 3 Morten Anderson (40) and matched John Kasay for No. 2 on the NFL’s all-time list, trailing an active Jason Hanson…Hit multiple 50-yard FGs for the fourth time in his career (also at Ten., 10/28/07, vs. Ind. 12/26/10 and at Hou. 10/9/11), connecting from 57 and 50…His 57-yarder, a season best, came on the last play of the first half.
2011: Selected to first career Pro Bowl after another record-breaking season…Scored 129 points, marking the third-highest single-season total in franchise history…Good on 31-of-35 FG attempts, also the third-highest single-season total in franchise history…Was a perfect 36-for-36 on PATs…Was 7-of-10 on FG attempts of more than 50 yards, his most successful kicks ever from that distance…Had a career-high 32 touchbacks…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in both September and November…Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors following Week 1, Week 5 and Week 12…(9/12) at Den.: Kicked three FGs, matching the then NFL record with a 63-yarder just before halftime…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week…(9/25) vs. NYJ: Hit 2-of-3 FG attempts, including a 54-yarder…Only miss was on a 56-yard attempt…(10/9) at Hou.: Kicked four FGs, including three from 50-plus yards to tie an NFL record…FGs came from 54, 55, 50 and 42 yards, in emotional win one day after passing of owner Al Davis…Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors…(10/23) vs. KC: Inactive due to injury, missing first game since the 2001 season…(11/20) at Min.: Went 2-for-3 on FG attempts…Had FG attempt blocked for the first time since 2007…(11/27) vs. Chi.: Set franchise record with six FGs, breaking his own record, five…Accounted for 19 of team’s points in 25-20 victory…FGs came from 40, 47, 42, 19, 37 and 44 yards out …(12/24) at KC: Went 3-for-4 on FGs, including a game-winner in overtime from 36 yards out…Only miss came on a 59-yard attempt.
2010: Set Raiders record with 142 points, snapping Jeff Jaeger’s 1993 mark of 132…Hit 33-of-41 FG attempts, both of which rank second on the Raiders’ single-season list…Had 29 touchbacks to set a then-career high and rank second in the NFL…Perfect on 43 PAT attempts …(9/12) at Ten.: Good on 2-of-3 FG attempts…Only miss was on a 53-yard attempt…(9/26) at Ari.: Kicked three FGs on six attempts, including a 54-yarder in the first quarter…Tied a career high with six FG attempts …(10/24) at Den.: Part of a record-breaking offensive performance, setting modern-day NFL records with eight PATs and eight touchbacks on kickoffs…(11/7) vs. KC: Kicked a 41-yard FG with three seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game, then booted a 33-yard FG in overtime to give the Raiders a 23-20 victory…(12/19) vs. Den.: Had first career punt attempt, in second quarter, booting a 33-yarder in place of an injured Shane Lechler…(12/26) vs. Ind.: Kicked four FGs, including 51 and 59-yarders.
2009: Played in all 16 games…Named All-Pro by Sports Illustrated…Led the team in scoring with 95 points…Good on 26 of 29 FG attempts, making 15 from 40 yards or longer…One of just two NFL kickers to make six FGs of 50 yards or longer…Set a then-franchise record with a 61-yard FG…Converted all 17 PATs…Tied for sixth in the NFL with 17 touchbacks…(11/15) vs. KC: Missed first FG attempt of the season, from 47 yards, after converting first 13 kicks…(11/22) vs. Cin.: Made 2-of-3 FG attempts, including a 33-yarder to win the game at the end of regulation…Only miss was from 57 yards out…(12/13) vs. Was.: Was 2-for-3 on FGs (34 and 54)…Only miss was on a 66-yard attempt, the second-longest of his career…(12/20) at Den.: Good on FGs of 28 and 54 yards…Tied a season high with four touchbacks…(12/27) at Cle.: Converted all three FG attempts, including a then-franchise-record 61-yarder at the end of the first half, then the third-longest in NFL history…Eclipsed previous career long of 57 yards, set in 2008…(1/3/10) vs. Bal.: Kicked a 39-yard FG that gave him 1,000 career points.
2008: Played in all 16 games…Led the team in scoring with 97 points…Made 24 of 30 FG attempts…Converted 25 of 26 PATs…Set a then-Raiders record with a 56-yard FG, against the Chiefs…Broke his own franchise distance record and set an NFL mark for longest overtime FG with a 57-yarder, against the Jets…Tied for second in the NFL with 22 touchbacks…Also collected two special-teams tackles…(9/14) at KC: Made three FGs, including a then-Raiders record 56-yarder in the first quarter…(9/28) vs. SD: Good on 3-of-4 FG attempts, his only miss a 76-yarder, a Raiders record for longest attempt…(10/12) at NO: Went 1-for-3 on FG attempts…Misses came on attempts of 57 and 59 yards…(10/19) vs. NYJ: Made 3-of-4 attempts, including a career-long and then-Raiders record 57-yarder to win the game in OT…Attempt marked the longest overtime FG in NFL history…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week…(11/9) vs. Car.: Went 2-for-3 on FG attempts, and broke the Raiders career scoring record with a 45-yard FG in the third quarter, increasing his career points total to 865 and eclipsing the Raiders record of 863 set by Hall of Famer George Blanda.
2007: Played in all 16 games…Led the team in scoring with 97 points…Made 23-of-32 FGs…Perfect in PATs (28-for-28)…(9/9) vs. Det.: Pushed a Detroit return man out of bounds on a kickoff…(9/23) vs. Cle.: Made all four of his FG attempts, including a 48-yard FG in the fourth quarter that proved to be the difference …(11/4) vs. Hou.: Nearly connected on a 64-yard attempt, which would’ve established the NFL record…(11/11) vs. Chi.: Went 2-for-2 on FG attempts, including a 52-yarder to give the Raiders a fourth-quarter lead…(11/18) at Min.: Went 5-for-5 on FG attempts, four of which were 42 yards or longer.
2006: Played in all 16 games…Led team in scoring for the seventh straight season, with 70 points…Connected on 18-of-25 FG attempts with a long of 55…Recorded three special-teams tackles …(11/12) vs. Den.: Good on two FGs, including a 55-yarder that tied his own Raiders record.
2005: Played in all 16 games…Led the team in scoring with 90 points…Connected on 20-of-30 FG attempts and was perfect on 30 PATs…Kicked off 70 times and put 22 in the end zone, with 11 touchbacks…(10/2) vs. Dal.: Made all four FG attempts, including two of more than 40 yards…Kicked a season-long 49-yard FG and accounted for 13 points in a 19-13 victory…Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors…(10/30) at Ten.: Connected on both FG attempts (22, 32) and was perfect on four extra points…Kicked off seven times, putting six into the end zone (four touchbacks), in 34-25 win…(11/6) at KC: Perfect on three FG attempts (32, 49 and 48), all in the first half…Kicked off six times…His “pooch” kicks helped limit Kansas City’s return specialist to just 15.8 yards per return …(11/20) at Was.: Kicked the game-winning FG from 19 yards out in the fourth quarter.
2004: Played in all 16 games…Led the team in scoring for the fifth consecutive year, topping the century mark for the fourth time in five years (106 points)…Recorded the third most accurate season of his career, connecting on 89.3 percent of his FG attempts (25-of-28), while going 31-for-32 on extra points…Kicked off 76 times, putting 27 into the end zone (12 touchbacks)…Also kicked two game-winning FGs on the year…( 9/19) vs. Buf.: His 33-yard FG with 2:27 remaining proved to be the game-winner…Also recorded one tackle…(9/26) vs. TB: Kicked a 39-yard FG, the 100th of his career…(10/24) vs. NO: Scored a season-high 14 points, hitting all four FGs (28, 42, 44 and 40) and two PATs…Kicked off seven times and put three in the end zone with two touchbacks…(11/7) at Car.: Perfect on two FG attempts, connecting from 26 yards in the first quarter and on a game-winning 19-yarder with just six seconds left in the game…(12/12) at Atl.: Connected on a season-long 52-yard FG in the first quarter, his longest since making a then-career long 55-yarder on 11/2/03 at Detroit…(12/19) vs. Ten.: Connected on his only FG attempt (42 yards) in the fourth quarter and was perfect on five PATs…Kicked off seven times, putting a season-high four into the end zone, with two touchbacks.
2003: Played in all 16 games and led the team in scoring with 94 points…Converted 88.0 percent (22-for-25) of FG attempts …(9/14) vs. Cin.: Converted all three FG attempts (26, 39 and 40), including the game-winner…(10/5) at Chi.: Converted on 5-of-6 FG attempts, tying a personal franchise best for FGs made and attempted…Made FGs from 32, 33, 36, 39 and 49 yards with one blocked…Missed his first PAT of his career, snapping a streak of 147 straight…(11/2) at Det.: Converted 2-of-3 FG attempts, including a then-franchise-record 55 yards.
2002: Played in all 16 games and scored 128 points, the third-highest total in team history and first in the AFC…Posted then career highs in FG attempts with 33 and FGs made with 26…Also set then-career highs in kickoffs (97), kickoffs into the end zone (48) and touchbacks (22)…His touchback total led the NFL…Finished the season by making 18 of his last 20 FGs…(9/29) vs. Ten.: Had nine kickoffs with seven going into the end zone, and six touchbacks…(10/6) at Buf.: Had eight kickoffs, with six going into the end zone, and five touchbacks…(10/27) at KC: Had a 44-yard attempt blocked, the first of his career…(12/2) vs. NYJ: Converted four FG attempts (23, 29, 36 and 48 yards)…Postseason: (1/12/03) vs. NYJ: Converted 3-of-4 FG attempts (29, 31 and 34) in AFC Divisional playoff…(1/19/03) vs. Ten.: Connected on both FG attempts, from 32 and 43 yards, in AFC Championship…Made all five PATs …Super Bowl XXXVII (1/26/03) vs. TB: Made only FG attempt, from 40 yards out.
2001: Played in 15 games, missing the final regular-season contest…Had 111 points to lead the team…Connected on 23-of-28 FG attempts, then the most successful attempts by a Raider since Cole Ford hit 24 in 1996…Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in September…Converted all 42 PATs to rank first in the AFC and fourth in the NFL…Had 12 touchbacks, tied for second in the NFL…(9/9) at KC: Connected on a game-winning 31-yarder with 15 seconds remaining…Connected from 37 yards with 2:22 remaining, a game-winning kick…(12/15) at SD: Kicked a game-winning 31-yard FG with 1:11 remaining…Postseason: (1/12/02) vs. NYJ: Connected on all three FG attempts (21, 41 and 45) in AFC Wild Card game…(1/19/02) at NE: Connected on two FGs, from 38 and 45 yards, in snowy AFC Divisional Playoff game.
2000: As a rookie, had a team-high 112 points to rank fifth in the AFC and ninth in the NFL…The 112 points were the most scored by a Raider since 1993 (Jeff Jaeger, 132)…Had 14 touchbacks, good for second in the NFL…Connected on 22-of-32 FGs…Tied for first in the AFC by making a then-career long 54-yard FG…Connected on all 46 PATs, most by a Raider since 1983 (Chris Bahr, 51)…(9/10) at Ind.: Made first career FG, from 24 yards out…(10/15) at KC: Kicked a game-winning 43-yard FG…(10/29) at SD: Connected on five FGs, tying Jaeger’s franchise record…Converted on a 54-yarder to tie George Fleming (10/1/61) and Jaeger (10/4/92) for then longest in club history. Postseason: (1/6/01) vs. Mia.: Connected on 2-of-3 FGs, from 33 and 36 yards, in the AFC Divisional playoff…(1/14/01) vs. Bal.: Connected on a 24-yard FG in AFC Championship.
COLLEGE: In only three seasons at Florida State, finished ranked second on the school’s career scoring list with 324 points…A consensus first-team All-American in 1999…Won a pair of Lou Groza Awards, given to the nation’s top kicking specialist, after his sophomore and junior seasons…As a junior, led the team in scoring with 116 points, the third-highest season total in school history…Connected on 23 of 30 FGs and all 47 PAT attempts…As a sophomore, garnered All-America recognition from the Associated Press, Football Writer’s Association and Football News…Set school and ACC records with 27 FGs in a season…Made 27 of his 32 attempts (84.4 percent)…Led the nation with an average of 2.25 FGs per game…As a freshman in 1997, led the Seminoles in scoring with 85 points…Was elected into the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame in September 2013…Majored in general studies.
PERSONAL: Played just one year of high-school football, his senior season at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Fla. …Nailed a career-long 60-yarder against Palatka, which was also the second-longest FG in state history…Also hit FGs from 56, 53 and 51 yards…Had just two kickoffs returned, and 80 percent went through the end zone…First-team All-USA selection (USA Today) and also earned All-America accolades…Selected to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game…Scored a state record 69 goals as a senior for the school’s soccer team…Former member of the Polish national under-17 soccer team…Turned down various soccer contract offers in South America to enroll at Florida State.