Selected by Oakland Raiders in first round (17th overall) of 2000 NFL Draft, April 15, 2000…Signed first contract, July 22, 2000.
Selected by Oakland Raiders in first round (17th overall) of 2000 NFL Draft, April 15, 2000…Signed first contract, July 22, 2000.
At a glance
CAREER: A record-setting kicker with outstanding leg strength and accuracy, is the Raiders’ all-time leading scorer with 1,271 points…Tied NFL record with a 63-yard field goal at Denver, 9/12/11…Tied an NFL single-game mark with three field goals of 50 yards or longer at Houston, 10/9/11…Set a team record with six field goals vs. Chicago, 11/27/11…Selected to first Pro Bowl in 2011…Set franchise record with 142 points in 2010…Also kicked the third-longest field goal in NFL history with a 61-yarder at Cleveland, 12/27/09…Received All-Pro recognition from Sports Illustrated in 2009…Has led the team in scoring in each of his 12 seasons…Has played in 188 games and seven postseason contests, including Super Bowl XXXVII…Owns the highest field-goal percentage in Raiders history at 79.6…Has made 293 of 368 FG attempts and is 392 of 395 (99.2 percent) on PATs…Has topped the century mark in scoring in six of his 12 professional seasons…Set an NFL record for longest overtime field goal, a 57-yarder vs. the Jets, 10/19/08…Also set a Raiders record with a 76-yard FG attempt vs. San Diego, 9/28/08…Tied an NFL record with four field goals in one quarter at Chicago, 10/5/03…Has kicked five field goals in a game three times; vs. Denver, 10/29/00; at Chicago, 10/5/03; and at Minnesota, 11/18/07…Set NFL single-game records with eight touchbacks and eight PATs at Denver, 10/24/10…Has made three or more field goals in a game 34 times, and has booted four or more 13 times…Just the fifth kicker ever drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.
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 field goals 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…Enters 2013 having connected on 36 of his last 39 field goals, dating to Dec. 24, 2011, (his only misses 51-, 61- and 64-yarders)…On attempts of 40 yards or less, has hit 53 in a row, having last missed such an attempt on Sept. 26, 2010, at Arizona (32 yards), a 24-23 loss…On attempts of 40 or more, has converted 19 of his last 24 attempts (his five misses: 51-, 59-, 61-, 64- and 65-yarders)…Also enters 2013 with an active streak of 128 successful PATS, having last missed a PAT Dec. 14, 2008, vs. New England…Sustained a groin pull covering a kickoff vs. Detroit (8/25), and missed the preseason finale at Seattle (8/30) for precautionary reasons; has battled the groin issue most of the season…Wife gave birth to twin daughters Sept. 3…(9/10) vs. SD: Hit an important 51-yard field goal – his 37th FG of 50-plus yards – to get Oakland on the board in the first quarter…(9/16) at Mia.: Elected a game-week captain…(9/23) vs. Pit.: Kicked a 43-yard field goal 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 field goal, his 38th career FG from 50-or-more yards, and posted four TBs…(10/21) vs. Jac.: Converted four of five FG tries, his lone miss from 64 yards at the end of regulation in attempt to break the NFL record; in 26-23 OT win, hit the game-ender from 40 yards out, on second down – the 13th game-winning kick of his career; also kicked the game-tying PAT with three minutes in regulation, and four touchbacks, one that split the uprights…(10/28) at KC: Improved his outstanding career numbers at Arrowhead Stadium with four FGs in 26-16 win; also had five touchbacks on seven kickoffs…(11/25) at Cin.: Connected on a season-long 55-yard field goal, his 39th career FG of 50-plus yards, extending his lead among active kickers…(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…(12/6) vs. Den.: Did not have a FG attempt, snapping a string of 15 straight contests with at least one three-pointer…(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 field goals in 15-0 triumph…With his 42nd career field goal 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 field goals for the fourth time in his career (also at Ten., 10/28/07; vs. Ind. 12/26/10; at Hou. 10/9/11), connecting from 57 and 50…On a 51-yard attempt in the second quarter, came about 2 feet wide left of matching the NFL record he shares for most FG of 50-plus in a game…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 field goals, matching the 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 field goals, including three from 50-plus yards to tie an NFL record…Field goals 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…(11/6) vs. DEN: Kicked a 48-yard field goal and added three extra points…(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 field goals, breaking his own record, five…Accounted for 19 of team’s points in 25-20 victory…Field goals came from 40, 47, 42, 19, 37 and 44 yards out …(12/24) at KC: Went 3-for-4 on field goals, including a game-winner in overtime from 36 yards out…Only miss came on a 59-yard attempt…(1/1/12) vs. SD: Perfect on four FG attempts, including a 52-yarder.
2010: Set Raiders record with 142 points, snapping Jeff Jaeger’s 1993 mark, 132…Hit 33-of-41 field goal 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 field goals 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 field goal with three seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game, then booted a 33-yard field goal 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 field goals, 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 field goals of 50 yards or longer…Set a then-franchise record with a 61-yard field goal…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 field goal 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 field goals (34 and 54)…Only miss was on a 66-yard attempt, the second-longest of his career…(12/20) at DEN: Good on field goals 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 field goal 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 field goal, against the Chiefs…Broke his own franchise distance record and set an NFL mark for longest overtime field goal 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 field goals, 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 field goal 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 field goals…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 field goal attempts, including a 48-yard field goal 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 field goal 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 field goals, 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 field goal attempts, including two of more than 40 yards…Kicked a season-long 49-yard field goal and ccounted 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 field goal 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 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 field goals 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 field goal, the 100th of his career …(10/24) vs. NO: Scored a season-high 14 points, hitting all four field goals (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 field goal 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 field goal 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…(12/25) at KC: Perfect on three FG attempts (40, 45 and 46)…The 46-yarder put the Raiders ahead, 30-28, with just 1:03 left.
2003: Played in all 16 games and led the team in scoring with 94 points…Converted 88 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 field goal attempts, tying a personal franchise best for field goals made and attempted…Made field goals 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 career highs in FG attempts with 33 and field goals 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 field goals …(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 field goal 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, 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 field goal with 1:11 remaining…Postseason: (1/12/02) vs. NYJ: Connected on all three field goal attempts (21, 41 and 45) in AFC Wild Card game…(1/19/02) at NE: Connected on two field goals, 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 field goals…Tied for first in the AFC by making a then-career long 54-yard field goal…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 field goal…(10/29) at SD: Connected on five field goals, 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…Also connected on a 24-yarder that proved to be the game-winner…Postseason: (1/6/01) vs. MIA: Connected on 2-of-3 field goals, from 33 and 36 yards, in the AFC Divisional playoff…(1/14/01) vs. BAL: Connected on a 24-yard field goal 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 field goals 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 field goals in a season…Made 27 of his 32 attempts (84.4 percent) …Led the nation with an average of 2.25 field goals per game …As a freshman in 1997, led the Seminoles in scoring with 85 points…General studies major.
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 field goal in state history…Also hit field goals 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.
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