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MATT STOVER

 

BIOGRAPHY

  • Games Played/Started: (1990, IR); (1991, 16/0); (1992, 16/0); (1993, 16/0); (1994, 16/0); (1995, 16/0); (1996, 16/0); (1997, 16/0); (1998, 16/0); (1999, 16/0); (2000, 16/0); (2001, 16/0); (2002, 15/0); (2003, 16/0); (2004, 16/0); (2005, 16/0); (2006, 16/0); (2007, 16/0); (2008, 16/0); (2009, 10/0) Total 297/0
  • Playoffs: (1995, 2/0); (2000, 4/0); (2001, 2/0); (2003, 1/0); (2006, 1/0); (2008, 3/0); (2009, 3/0) Total 16/0
  • Finished with 2,004 career points (4th all-time in the NFL)
  • Connected on 471 career FGAs (4th all-time in the NFL), including an NFL-record 445 FGAs outdoors.
  • Pro Bowl performer (2000), who owns the NFL record for consecutive games with a FG - 38 (1999-2001)
  • Made the most FGs (336) in the NFL since 1996
  • Has 13-game-winning FGs
  • Kicked in two Super Bowls, including one with the Baltimore Ravens (XXXV) and one with the Indianapols Colts (XLIV)
  • Was a Pro Bowl 1st Alternate while earning AP 2nd-Team All-Pro Honors, Sports Illustrated All-Pro honors and was named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team (players who are critical to their team, but not Pro Bowlers) in 2006
  • Led the team with 121 points (3rd-most in franchise history) and compiled his 10th-career 100-point season, connecting on all 37 PATs and 28 of 30 FGAs to lead the NFL in FG percentage (93.3%) in 2006
  • His 36 consecutive FGs (12/4/05-11/19/06) mark the 3rd-longest streak in NFL history
  • Stover earned Special Teams Player of the Month honors for Sept., when he was a perfect 9-for-9 in FGAs
  • Also connected on both FGAs, a 40-yarder and a franchise postseason record 51-yarder and kicked off 3 times in the Divisional Playoff game vs. Ind. (1/13/07)
  • After being on IR as a rookie with the Giants in 1990, Stover has not missed a game due to injury in his 17-year career
  • Enjoyed his best season in 2000, scoring a career- and NFL-high 135 points, which earned his 1st trip to the Pro Bowl
  • Capped his outstanding season with a 34-7 win over the team that drafted him, the New York Giants, in Super Bowl XXXV
  • A team player rep, Stover was also elected to the NFLPA Executive Committee
  • Has been named Special Teams Player of the Week 7 times (6 with Baltimore)

CAREER

  • 2009 POSTSEASON: Saw action in all 3 games, connecting on all 7 PATs and 6 of 7 FGAs, including a 44-yarder against the Ravens in the Divisional Playoff game. Missed a 51-yarder in the Super Bowl.
  • 2009: (with Indianapolis) Replaced Adam Vinatieri after he suffered a knee injury. Saw action in 10 games, connecting on all 33 PATs and 9-of-11 FGAs.
  • Was perfect on all 4 FGAs against SF (11/01), including a 40-yarder
  • 2008 POSTSEASON: ­Saw action in all 3 games, connecting on all 6 PATs and 4 FGAs, including a game ­winning 43­ yard FG against the Titans in the Divisional Playoff game
  • 2008: (with Baltimore) ­Connected on all 41 PATs, 27 of his 33 FGAs (81.8%), while posting 122 points, his 12th­ career 100 ­point season, including 6 consecutive
  • Finished the year 3rd on the NFL’s all­ time FGs list with 462 and is 5th in all­ time scoring with 1,944 points
  • 2007: (with Baltimore) Moved into 4th place on the NFL’s all-time scoring list with 1,822 points, finishing the season with 107 points (his 11th-career and 5th-consecutive 100-point season)
  • Converted all 26 PATs and was 27-of-32 (84.3%) on FGAs for the season
  • 2007 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Converted all 3 PATs and both FGAs (28 and 31 yards) and kicked off 6 times in the 27-21 win in the season finale vs. Pit. (12/30)
  • Moved into 4th place on the NFL’s all-time scoring list as he connected on his lone PAT in game 14 at Mia. (12/16)
  • Was also 3-of-5 on FGAs and kicked off 5 times, placing 1 in the end zone against the Dolphins
  • Was perfect on all 3 FGAs (34, 41 and 47), 3 PATs and kicked off 8 times, placing 3 in the end zone with 1 TB in game 10 vs. Cle. (11/18)
  • Earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors for week 6 as he tied a career high with 5 FGs (43, 42, 23, 31 and 36) and kicked off 7 times with 2 TBs in the 22-3 win in game 6 vs. STL (10/14)
  • Was perfect on all 3 FGAs (26, 32 and 49) in the win in game 5 at SF (10/7)
  • Became the NFL’s 5th all-time scorer with his 2nd FG in the 26-23 win in game 3 vs. Ari. (9/23)
  • Stover connected on both PATs and all 4 FGAs (21, 28, 43 and 46), including a game-winning 46-yarder (13th of his career) as time expired against the Cardinals
  • Was perfect on both FGAs (36 and 23) and hit both PATs, while handling KO duties in game 1 at Cin. (9/10)
  • 2006: (with Baltimore) Was a Pro Bowl 1st Alternate while earning AP 2nd-Team All-Pro Honors, Sports Illustrated All-Pro honors and named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team (players who are critical to their team, but not Pro Bowlers)
  • Saw action in all 16 games, leading the team with 121 points (3rd-most in franchise history), and compiled his 10th-career 100-point season, connecting on all 37 PATs and 28 of 30 FGAs to lead the NFL in FG percentage (93.3%)
  • His 36 consecutive FGs (12/4/05-11/19/06) mark the 3rd-longest streak in NFL history
  • Stover moved into 6th on the NFL’s all-time scoring list in 2006 (1,715 points)
  • Stover earned Special Teams Player of the Month honors for September, when he was a perfect 9-for-9 in FGAs
  • Connected on his 400th-career FG, becoming one of 4 players in NFL history to reach the milestone
  • 2006 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Connected on both FGAs, a 40-yarder and a franchise postseason record 51-yarder and kicked off 3 times in the Divisional Playoff game vs. Ind. (1/13/07)
  • Connected on all 4 FGAs (26, 37, 39 and 29) and his lone PAT in the 19-7 win in the season finale vs. Buf. (12/31)
  • Connected on both FGAs (41 and 23 yards), the 1st of which marked the 400th FG of his career, becoming the 4th player in NFL history to reach that milestone, in the 20-10 victory in game 13 at KC (12/10)
  • Stover also connected on both PATs and kicked off 5 times with 1 touchback against the Chiefs
  • Hit his only PAT and missed his only FGA (29 yards - WL) in game 12 at Cin. (11/30)
  • Connected on all 3 PATs, both FGAs and kicked off 6 times, with 2 TBs in the 27-0 win in game 11 vs. Pit. (11/26)
  • Ended his career record, and the 3rd-longest streak in NFL history, with 36 consecutive FGs after a miss in the 1st quarter (42 WL), but rallied to connect on his 2nd attempt (29 yards) and nailed all 3 of his PATs in the 24-10 win in game 10 vs. Atl. (11/19)
  • Connected on 2 FGAs, from 27 and 40 yards in the 27-26 victory in game 9 at Ten. (11/12)
  • Stover also connected on all 3 PATs against the Titans
  • Booted 4 FGAs (43, 25, 36 and 35) and hit both PATs in the 26-20 win in game 8 vs. Cin. (11/5)
  • Stover also kicked off 7 times against the Bengals
  • Connected on his only FGA (24 yards), and kicked off twice in game 5 at Den. (10/9)
  • Stover earned Special Teams Player of the Month honors for Sep., when he was a perfect 9-for-9 in FGAs
  • The 17-year NFL veteran connected on at least 3 FGs in each of the Ravens' 3 September games
  • In Week 3 at Cleveland, he was successful on a 52-yard attempt with 20 seconds remaining in regulation for a come-from-behind win
  • Stover also kicked 3 touchbacks on kickoffs in the month
  • Connected on all 3 FGAs (32, 43 and 52 yards) in the 15-14 victory in game 3 at Cle. (9/24)
  • The 52-yarder was the 12th game-winning FG in Stover's career and his 2nd game-winning FG of 50 yards or more (50 yards at Cin. 11/21/99)
  • Stover also handled KO duties, kicking off 5 times, with 4 boots reaching the end zone, 3 of which were touchbacks against the Browns
  • 2005: (with Baltimore) Saw action in all 16 games, connecting on 30 of 34 FGAs (88.2%), all 23 PATs and moved into a tie for 8th on the NFL’s all-time scoring list (Eddie Murray) with 1,594 points after scoring 113 points (3rd consecutive year with at least 100 points)
  • 2005 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Connected on all 3 FGAs (21, 43 and 31), his lone PAT and kicked off 5 times in the season finale at Cle. (1/1/06)
  • Connected on all 3 FGAs (37, 38 and 19), hit all 3 PATs and kicked off, helping to hold Pro Bowl KR Koren Robinson to 19.5 yards per return in game 15 vs. Min. (12/25)
  • Nailed a 38-yard FG with 6 seconds left in the game (his 11th-career game-winning FG) and connected on his only PAT, in the 16-15 victory in game 12 vs. Hou. (12/4)
  • Stover also kicked off 4 times, placing 1 in the end zone, against the Texans
  • Connected on his lone PAT and 3 FGAs, including a 44-yard game winner in OT, his 10th-career game-winning FGA, in the 16-13 OT win in game 10 vs. Pit. (11/20)
  • Connected on all 3 of his FGAs (39, 27 and 38 yards) and his lone PAT when he became the 10th player in NFL history to score 1,500 career points in the 16-3 victory in game 5 vs. Cle. (10/16)
  • 2004: (with Baltimore) Saw action in all 16 games in 2004 and moved into 10th place on the NFL’s all-time scoring list with 1,481 points
  • Stover led the team with 117 points, marking the 8th time he has scored in the triple digits
  • He hit 90.6% of his FGAs (29 of 32), the 2nd time in his career (92.9% in 1994) that he has connected on at least 90% of his attempts
  • Stover also hit all 30 of his PATs, the 8th year in a row when he has not missed an attempt and the 9th time that he has made at least 30 PATs
  • Stover also kicked off 23 times, recording 7 TBs
  • Scored a season-high 14 points as he connected on 4 FGs (20, 22, 38 and 45), both PATs, punted 1 time (fake FG) for 33 yards and handled KO duties vs. Cin. (12/5)
  • 2004 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Connected on all 3 PATs and 3 FGAs (25, 19 and 33) in the 30-23 victory in the season finale vs. Mia. (1/2/05)
  • Connected on all 3 FGAs (46, 44 and 27), all 4 PATs and kicked off 7 times in the 37-14 victory in game 13 vs. NYG (12/12)
  • Scored a season-high 14 points, as he connected on 4 FGs (20, 22, 38 and 45), both PATs, punted 1 time (fake FG) for 33 yards and handled KO duties in game 12 vs. Cin. (12/5)
  • Connected on all 3 PATs (4th was aborted) and his lone FGA (50 yards) in the 30-10 win in game 10 vs. Dal. (11/21)
  • Hit both of his PATs and both FGAs, including a game-winning 42-yarder in OT in game 9 at NYJ (11/14)
  • Also handled KO duties, kicking off 5 times, with 2 TBs against the Jets
  • Scored 13 points, connecting on all 4 FGAs and an PAT in the 27-13 victory in game 8 vs. Cle. (11/7)
  • Nailed his only FGA, from 50 yards (his 1st 50-yard-plus FG since 10/13/02 at Ind.), and all 3 PATs in game 4 vs. KC (10/4)
  • Nailed 3 FGs (35, 27 and 34) and all 3 PATs in 30-13 win in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/19).
  • 2003: (with Baltimore) Stover moved into 17th place on the NFL’s all-time scoring list in 2003 with 1,364 points
  • The Ravens all-time leading scorer was 3rd in the AFC and 4th in the NFL with 134 points (2nd most in franchise history to his 135 in 2000)
  • He connected on 33 of 38 FGAs (86.8%), including 2 dramatic OT FGs that produced Ravens victories
  • Also was perfect (35 of 35) on PATs
  • 2003 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Tied season finale vs. Pit. (12/28) at 10-10 with a 46-yard FG and then won the game in OT with a 47-yarder
  • Extended his consecutive FG streak to 22 with his 1st 2 FGs (32 and 28), before missing his 3rd (50-yard attempt fell short) in game 14 at Oak. (12/14)
  • Connected on all 4 PATs and all 3 FGAs, including a 40-yard FG with the Ravens down 3 points with 3 seconds remaining to send the game into OT
  • He then hit a 42-yard FG in game 11 vs. Sea. (11/23)
  • Played in his 200th-career game and scored 10 points as he was 3-for-3 on FGAs (41, 25 and 41) and 1 PAT in game 9 at STL (11/9)
  • Connected on all 3 of his FGAs and 1 PAT in game 8 vs. Jax. (11/2)
  • Booted his 300th-career FG (only the 15th player in NFL history with 300 FGs) on a 39-yard strike in the 2nd quarter of the 26-6 victory in game 7 vs. Den. (10/26)
  • Connected on 4 of 5 FGAs, 25, 39, 22 and 29 (missed WR from 45) and hit both of his PATs, scoring 14 points against the Broncos
  • Earned a game ball after he kicked the ball 14 times (7 KOs, 4 FGAs, 2 PATs and 1 punt) in game 5 at Ari. (10/12)
  • Stover connected on all 4 FGAs (31, 22, 29 and 37) and both PATs as well as punted once for 34 yards on a fake FG against the Cardinals.
  • 2002: (with Baltimore) Saw action in 15 games, handling PAT, FG and KO duties
  • Led the team with 96 points
  • Connected on all 33 PATs and was 21-of-25 on FGs, including 9-of-9 from 20-29 yards
  • Also had 3 special teams tackles
  • 2002 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Went 4-of-4 on PATs and connected on only FGA (43 yards) in game 16 at Pit. (12/29)
  • Connected on all 3 FGAs (22, 22 and 47) and both PATs in 23-19 win in game 14 at Hou. (12/15)
  • Handled KO duties and hit his only extra point in game 10 at Mia. (11/17)
  • Connected on his only FGA (33 yards) and all 5 PATs in 38-27 win in game 9 vs. Cin. (11/10)
  • Was a perfect 4-of-4 on FGAs (43, 28, 27 and 28) in 26-21 win in game 4 at Cle. (10/6)
  • Also connected on both extra points against the Browns
  • Connected on lone PAT and missed a 47-yard FG in the season opener at Car. (9/8)
  • Also had 1st career punt for 33 yards against the Panthers
  • 2001: (with Baltimore) Finished 4th in the AFC (tied for 5th in the NFL) with 115 points
  • Tied for 2nd in the AFC (tied for 2nd in NFL) with 30 FGs
  • Was 30-35 on FGAs and 25-of-25 on PATs
  • 2001 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Went 4-for-4 on FGs (made from 20, 20, 21 and 38) and made 1 PAT in 19-3 win in game 16 vs. Min. (1/7/02)
  • His 4 FGs tied a season-high
  • Went 4-for-5 (made from 26, 27, 29 and 30, missed from 46) and made 3 PATs in 39-27 win in game 12 vs. Ind. (12/2)
  • The 15 points were a season high
  • Went 2-for-2 (made from 25 and 39) and made only PAT in 13-10 win in game 8 at Pit. (11/4)
  • Kicked 39-yard game-winner with 1:49 left, his 2nd 4th-quarter FG
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
  • Set NFL record by kicking a FG in his 32nd-straight game, breaking the tie with Fred Cox in game 6 at Cle. (10/21)
  • Went 2-for-2 (made from 21 and 38) in 24-14 loss
  • Made 1 special teams tackle
  • Went 1-for-1 on FGs (made from 28) and made both PATs in 31-23 loss in game 5 at GB (10/14)
  • Tied NFL record with Fred Cox for consecutive games with a field goal (31) with a 28-yarder in the third quarter
  • Went 2-for-2 on FGs (made from 25 and 26) and made both PATs in the 26-7 win in game 4 vs. Ten. (10/7).
  • 2000: (with Baltimore) Scored a career and NFL-high 135 points and earned his 1st trip to the Pro Bowl
  • Was 35-of-39 on FGAs and kicked 30 PATs to surpass the career 1,000-point mark
  • Earned AP All-Pro honors
  • Was 6-of-8 on FGAs and 11-for-11 on PATs for 29 points in 4 postseason games
  • 2000 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Kicked a 32-yard FG in the Ravens’ playoff-clinching 24-3 win in game 14 vs. SD (12/10)
  • Booted 3 FGs in the Ravens’ 44-7 win in game 13 vs. Cle. (11/26), plus kicked 5 PATs for 14 points to give him 1,000 career points
  • Kicked a 45-yard FG in the Ravens’ 24-23 win in game 11 at Ten. (11/14) to extend his streak to 14 straight
  • Also made a tackle on KO coverage for the 2nd week in a row
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October
  • Accounted for 49 consecutive points in October’s TD drought
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his 5-FG effort in the Ravens’ 15-10 win in game 6 at Jax. (10/8)
  • Accounted for all of the Ravens’ scoring in the game and tied a career high, established 3 other times (last on 12/26/99 vs. Cin.)
  • 1999: (with Baltimore) Finished 28-of-33 (84.8%) on the season, with 32 PATs, for a then-career high 116 points
  • Connected on his final 18 FGAs after starting the season by hitting 10-of-15
  • Three of his 75 KOs went for TBs
  • 1999 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Tied a then-career high with 5 FGs in Baltimore’s 22-0 win in game 15 vs. Cin. (12/26) and was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
  • Was his 3rd 5-FG day, and 2nd against the Bengals
  • He also tied his own team record by kicking 3 of the 5 FGs in the 2nd quarter
  • Kicked 1 PAT to account for 16 of the 22 points
  • His 4th FG (a 30-yarder) was the 200th of his career
  • Kicked the game-winning 50-yard FG as time expired in the Ravens’ 34-31 win in game 10 at Cin. (11/21) to win AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
  • Was his 4th career game-winner and 3rd against the Bengals
  • 1998: (with Baltimore) Was 21-of-28 (.750) on FGAs and 24-of-24 on PATs for 87 points
  • Was successful on 18 of his last 21 FGAs
  • Eleven of 65 kickoffs went into the end zone, with 5 TBs
  • Had best game of the season in 38-31 win vs. Ind. (11/29), booting FGs from 43, 48 and 47 yards
  • His 12 points were a season high and the 48 and 47-yard FGs were his 2 longest of the season
  • 1998 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Snapped a season-long streak of 9-straight successful FGAs when his 45-yarder was blocked in game 15 at Chi. (12/20) by James Williams
  • Booted 2 FGs in 20-13 win in game 11 at Cin. (11/22)
  • Was perfect on 2 42-yard FGAs in 14-13 loss in game 10 at SD (11/15)
  • Accounted for all of Baltimore’s points in 16-6 loss in game 6 at Pit. (10/18)
  • Connected from 41 and 40 yards in the 1st half
  • 1997: (with Baltimore) Finished 26-for-34 on the season (76.5%)
  • After making 26 of his 1st 29 attempts, Matt missed his last 5 tries (although 2 were blocked)
  • Finished 9th in the AFC with 110 points
  • Was a perfect 32-for-32 on PATs
  • While Stover had a 76.5% success rate in 1997, Ravens opponents were 23-31 (74.2%), the 6th-lowest opponent FG% in the league
  • Fifteen of his 76 kickoffs went for TBs
  • 1997 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Kicked FGs of 38 and 23 yards in game 7 vs. Mia. (10/19) to extend his consecutive FG made streak to 10
  • Upped consecutive FG streak to 8 by nailing a 34-yarder in game 6 vs. Pit. (10/5)
  • Named the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Month for September
  • Connected from 47, 35 and 28 yards in game 5 at SD (9/28)
  • Tied a career high and set a Ravens’ record with 5 FGs in game 4 at Ten. (9/21) in his 100th career NFL game
  • Was 5-for-6 on the day, snapping a streak of 10-consecutive FGs, a Ravens’ record
  • The 6 attempts was a Ravens’ record
  • Made good on attempts from 38, 42, 49, 34 and 36.
  • 1996: (with Baltimore) Was 19-of-25 on FGAs and 34-of-35 on PATs for 91 points (3rd-lowest FGAs in AFC because Ravens had NFL’s 4th-highest TD% inside-the-20 - 60%)
  • Seventeen of his 80 KOs went into the end zone, with 6 TBs
  • 1996 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Was 3-of-3 on FGAs, booting 37, 46 and 25-yarders in game 15 at Car. (12/15)
  • Booted FGs of 25 and 37 yards in opening day 19-14 win over Oak. (9/1)
  • 1995: (with Cleveland) Finished 2nd-straight outstanding season by connecting on 29-of-33 on FGAs and 26-of-26 on PATs for a then-career high 113 points
  • His 29 FGs set a Browns’ record (breaking mark he set in 1994 with 26)
  • His 87.9% success ratio was 2nd in the league to Dallas’ Chris Boniol, who was 27-of-28 (96.4%)
  • 1995 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Kicked his 100th career FG, a 28-yarder in game 11 vs. GB (11/19), 1 of 2 on the day (kicked a 46-yarder earlier)
  • That qualified him for the NFL’s all-time FG accuracy list
  • Tied a team record and set a career-high with 5 FGs in the 29-26 OT win in game 8 at Cin. (10/29), including the game-winner from 28 yards (at 6:30 in OT), to earn the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award
  • Booted kicks of 44, 25, 36, 38 and 28 yards
  • 1994: (with Cleveland) Stover snapped 4 (Browns) team kicking records: His 92.8% FG pct. (26-of-28) topped Lou Groza’s 88.5% (23 of 26) mark set in 1953; he made 20 consecutive FGs, surpassing Don Cockroft’s mark of 16; and his 26 3-pointers were the most in team history, breaking Matt Bahr’s high of 24, accomplished in 1984 and 1988 (He later kicked 29 in 1995)
  • Named as Pro Bowl 1st alternate
  • Made his final 20 FGs (He did not attempt a FG in either of the final 2 games)
  • Finished 26 of 28 on FGAs (92.8%), the best pct. in the NFL, and 32 of 32 on PATs for 110 points (tied for 4th in the AFC)
  • 1994 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Tied his then-career high and set 2 new Browns records with a 4-for-4 performance in a 19-14 win in his hometown in game 14 at Dal. (12/10)
  • Booted FGs of 34, 32, 43 and 32 yards to extend his consecutive successful FGA streak to 20, topping Don Cockroft’s old mark of 16
  • Also set a new team record with 26 FGs, snapping Matt Bahr’s old mark of 24, done in 1984 and 1988
  • Tied Don Cockroft’s team record with his 16th straight FG in game 13 vs. his old team, NYG (12/4)
  • 1993: (with Cleveland) Had 84 kicking points, including 16-of-22 on FGAs and 36-of-36 on PATs
  • FG effort (16 of 22) matched his 1st season with the Browns (1991)
  • Was 9-of-10 inside the 40, and 15-of-18 inside the 50
  • Scored 25 points after 3 games (6 of 6 FGAs, 7 of 7 PATs), and 59 points last 12 games (10 of 16 FGAs, 29 of 29 PATs)
  • Twenty-one of his 66 KOs went for TBs and 30 went into the end zone
  • 1993 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Hit a 53-yard FG in game 13 at Hou. (12/12) was 5th longest in team history, and 2nd longest of career
  • Ended season on high note by connecting on all 3 attempts (36, 47 and 44 yards) in 16-9 loss in season finale at Pit. (1/2/94)
  • Did not attempt a FG, but was 6-of-6 on PATs and booted 3-of-7 KOs into the end zone, 1 for a TB, in 42-14 win in game 15 at STL (12/26)
  • Hit 8th straight FGA, a 32-yarder, to give Browns a 10-9 lead in game 4 at Ind. (9/26); missed WR, his 1st miss of ’93, on a 52-yard attempt in the 4th quarter
  • 1992: (with Cleveland) Was 21-of-29 in FGAs and 29-of-30 in PATs for a club-leading 92 points
  • Stover was 12-of-12 inside the 30, 18-of-20 inside the 40, but 3-of-9 from 40+ yards
  • Was 9-of-10 in FGAs, games 10 through 14
  • Placed 22-of-66 KOs in end zone, with 14 TBs
  • 1992 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Tied a Browns’ record with 7 attempts in game 7 at NE (10/25)
  • Made 4, from 29, 28, 21 and 32 yards, to tie a then-career high
  • Three misses were from 54, 44 and 31 yards (all WL)
  • Was 1st 50+ miss of career
  • Booted 51-yard FG in game 5 vs. Pit. (10/11), his 3rd straight 50+ yard success in as many attempts
  • 1991: (with Cleveland) Led the club in scoring with 81 points
  • Was 33-of-34 on PATs, 16-of-22 on FGAs
  • Had longest FG (career-long 55 yards) of the year in the AFC and 2nd-longest (Andersen, NO - 60 yards) in the NFL
  • Had a string of 10 straight successes early in season, and 5 straight in middle of season
  • Was 2-of-2 in attempts of 50 yards and better
  • 20 of his 67 kickoffs reached the end zone, with 15 TBs
  • 1991 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Missed his only attempt, a 19-yard, game-tying FG with 4 seconds left in game 14 vs. Hou. (12/15)
  • Connected on a 50-yard FG, then a career best, in game 10 vs. Phi. (11/10), but was 3-of-4 on PATs, hitting the left upright in the first quarter
  • Had his string of 10 straight FGs snapped in game 9 at Cin. (11/3), as he hit the upright on a 47-yard fourth-quarter attempt and his 34-yard last-second attempt was blocked
  • Had biggest day of his young NFL career in game 3 vs. Cin. (9/15) in a 14-13 win, as he kicked 4 FGs, including the game-winner from 45 yards out with only 4 seconds remaining (the other 3 were from 30, 42, and 38 yards), and was named The Sporting News Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance
  • Missed his 1st NFL attempt, a 45-yarder, WL in season opener vs. Dal. (9/1)
  • 1990: (with New York Giants) Played in 3 of 4 1990 preseason games for the Giants
  • Was 4-of-6 on FGAs in preseason and 5-of-5 on PATs (including 2 vs. Cle.) for 17 points
  • Placed on the Giants’ IR with a quadriceps pull on 9/4/90, and spent entire championship season on IR

PERSONAL

  • Was an All-District WR at Lake Highlands (Dallas, TX) HS, as well as the kicker
  • Booted 5 FGs in one game, with a long of 50 yards, both Texas state marks
  • Is of Greek descent
  • A former PP&K champion
  • Participated in PP&K in Texas Stadium, where he also sold programs as a youngster
  • Spent 1992 and 1993 offseason at IMG, and wants to enter sports marketing field after football
  • During his longtime NFL career, Stover has been very active in the community
  • Won Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Cleveland TD Club in 1992
  • Has done several anti-drug and alcohol appearances, kids football programs, Stay in School campaigns, Boy Scouts, Youth Charities, hospital visits and work for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Saks in Cleveland
  • Was co-chairman of the “65 Roses Sports Club,” benefiting Cystic Fibrosis
  • Was a celebrity waiter for the Lung Association
  • Modeled for a Ronald McDonald House benefit
  • Helped raise funds for United Way through “Field Goal Challenge,” which tied Stover’s kicking success with donations from sponsors
  • Filmed a safety PSA with the Maryland State Police, plus an anti-smoking PSA and one for the Maryland Burn Centers
  • Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serves on the Maryland State Board
  • Hobbies include computers, attending plays, coaching, and speaking to youth groups
  • Spends much of his offseason time delivering his message of hope by giving a number of speeches to church youth groups and schools both in his home state of Texas and his current home in Baltimore
  • Has worked with high-risk juvenile academic and halfway houses in TX
  • He and his wife, Debbie, are involved with Georgetown, TX, pregnancy centers
  • Teamed with Pizza Hut in 2001 to donate $500 for every made FG to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • Stover donated an additional $100 per FG and raised $18,000 for his 30 regular season FGs
  • Stover contributed an additional $200 each for his 4 postseason FGs, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center received a grand total of $20,800
  • He continued the same promotion during the 2002 season and raised $10,500 for his 21 FGs, an additional $2,000 was donated by the Matt Stover Foundation
  • Hosted the inaugural “Matt Stover Kicking Camp” in June 2002 at the Gerstel Falcon Sports Camps in Carroll County for 7th graders and up
  • Was the keynote speaker at the FCA banquet at Martin’s West in Baltimore in 2001
  • Was a guest conductor at the Baltimore Symphony Rocks event in April 2002
  • Active in NFL’s Backyard Football program and numerous other community events
  • Was a celebrity coach at the Pam Shriver celebrity tennis classic in 2002
  • Traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit U.S. military personnel injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom in April 2003
  • Hosted and sponsored annual outreach for HS students that delivers a message about responsible living, and thousands of students have attended these
  • Stover and Texas, his chocolate Labrador, posed for the 2005 Friends of Baltimore Animal Shelter calendar in June 2004
  • Proceeds benefited area animal shelters
  • Hosted a youth football camp in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2004
  • Made several school visits throughout the 2004 season, including a visit to McDonogh School for National Young Readers Day
  • Participated in the All Community Team preseason event and Auction Party, helping to raise over $200,000 in the silent and live auctions
  • In the Modell’s “Shop with a Player” event, Stover donated $100 gift certificates to 10 children to allow them to shop for the holidays
  • In Dec. ‘04, hosted a private screening of “Fat Albert” for invited youth from Villa Julie and St. Vincent’s Center
  • Matt presented an electronic scoreboard (with remote), flag football uniforms and equipment to William Paca Elementary School in Feb. ‘05
  • His foundation partnered with Brown Advisory, a Baltimore-based investment firm, that adopted the school and provided resources for the students
  • He received $25,000 from the NFL's Player Matching Grant for his charitable efforts
  • He gave $10,000 to Johns Hopkins Children Hospital and $10,000 to Villa Marie on Feb. 24, 2005
  • Has co-hosted a weekly TV show featuring Baltimore and Maryland spots in 2004 and ‘05
  • In Oct. 2005, Matt joined over 350 community leaders at M&T Bank Stadium for an all-access event and spoke to the group about the importance of volunteerism and conducted locker room and field tours
  • In Nov. 05, he and former teammate, Anthony Weaver, read to young guests at the annual fundraising event for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees
  • Hosted an advance screening of Disney’s The Chronicles of Narnia, based on the classic by C.S. Lewis, for 200 children in Dec. 2005
  • In Dec. 2005 and ‘06, he participated in the ACT Annual Auction Party that benefits the Ravens All Community Team Foundation and all of the player foundations
  • Stover brought 200 children to a private screening of Charlotte’s Web in Dec. 2006
  • Joined his teammates at the Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, with proceeds benefiting Goodwill industries in Oct. 2006
  • In Oct. 2007, Matt was a celebrity coach for the Pam Shriver Tennis Classic benefiting the Baltimore Community Foundation
  • He also participated in Sundaes with the Ravens, meeting and making ice cream sundaes with youth to celebrate the holiday season in Dec. 2007
  • Matt hosted a free movie screening of the movie Legend of the Deep for youth in Dec. 2007
  • Nicknamed “Stove Top”
  • In Feb. 2006, Stover took part in the Wharton Graduate Business School’s Business education program for NFL players; program is part of an ongoing NFL-NFLPA initiative to assist players in preparing for their post-playing careers
  • A team player rep, Stover was also elected to the NFLPA Executive Committee
  • Daughter, Jenna Lee, was born on 4/26/95 and son, Jacob Matthew, was born exactly a year later (4/26/96)
  • Matt and Debbie had their 3rd child, Joe Mark on 6/4/03
  • Full name: John Matthew Stover

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