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Justin Tucker Fastest In NFL History To 100 Field Goals


Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history (90.4 percent), and now he's the first to 100 field goals.

Tucker booted four field goals against the Raiders Sunday in Oakland, putting him at 100 for his career in just his 50th career game.

Hall of Fame kicker Jan Stenerud is the second-fastest to reach the milestone, doing it in 53 games.

"I mean, I guess it's cool," Tucker said. "Quite frankly, that's not really the kind of thing that we concern ourselves with. It's about getting wins. At the end of the day, it's cool to have feathers in your cap, but the most important ones are the ones you earn with your teammates."

It begs the question of whether Ravens fans may be watching a future Hall of Famer at work.

Of course it's way too early to make such an augment for Tucker, as he's only in his fourth season. Tucker has made just 103 field goals while some of his peers, such as New England's Stephen Gostkoswki, has made 247. Tucker has been named to one Pro Bowl in 2013.

Just last week, Head Coach John Harbaugh (a former special teams coach) again made his case that more kickers should be in the Hall of Fame. For now, Stenerud is the only one.

"It's a third of the game. You have some guys that have made the difference in games over the course of a career that have Hall of Fame credentials, and I wouldn't think why that part of the game would be any less considered than any other part of the game," Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh named returner Brian Mitchell, punter Sean Landetta and kicker David Akers, three players he coached while in Philadelphia, as players that come to mind.

"I think we have some guys on our team that down the road you'd be looking at," Harbaugh added.

Tucker wasn't bashful in saying that the Hall of Fame – while far down the road – is his ultimate goal.

"If I was out here just trying to fit in and be good, then I'd be doing a disservice to everybody in this building and all my teammates," he said.

Tucker's milestone day was of particular interest because he did it while kicking off dirt at the Oakland Coliseum. His 100th field goal was off grass, but a 37-yard field goal that cut the Ravens' deficit to seven points in the fourth quarter was on the edge of the infield.

Tucker, long snapper Morgan Cox and punter/holder Sam Koch practiced at a nearby baseball field at San Jose State, trying to simulate the surface they would get on game day. They extensively tested the stadium surface before Sunday's game.

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