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Matt Prater

Matt Prater - #5 - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 195 lbs.
Birthday 08/10/1984
Birthplace Mayfield Heights, OH
College UCF
Years played 7

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

FG Pat Pts
26 55 133

Friday's 60-second rant: How dangerous is Denver?

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
It's difficult to gauge how far the Broncos' have come since early-season losses, but using each week to improve could carry them a long way.

Manning leads Broncos past Raiders

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw his 30th TD pass of the season on the game's opening drive and the Broncos rolled to a 26-13 win over the Raiders.

Manning completes 5,000th career pass

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
On Thursday night, Broncos QB Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with 5,000 completions.

AFC West Spin cycle: Denver stays hot, clinches division

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
It's only Week 13, but the AFC West has been won. The Broncos clinched the division with their win over the Buccaneers.

Manning's three TDs help Broncos win AFC West

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns to help the Broncos wrap up the AFC West with a 31-23 victory Sunday over the Buccaneers.

Improved work ethic, health gave Broncos RB Moreno a boost

Posted Dec. 01, 2012 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
Knowshon Moreno has emerged as the Broncos' lead back, impressing his coaches with his work ethic.

Key matchup: Bucs pass rush vs. Broncos pass protection

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In today’s Key matchup, we look into the Bucs’ pass rush ahead of its meeting with Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Week 13 playoff scenarios

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
According to the playoff scenarios released by the NFL on Tuesday, five teams can clinch postseason berths in Week 13.

Broncos sign RB Hester

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Broncos signed former Chargers RB Jacob Hester on Monday, the team announced.

AFC West Spin cycle: Chiefs give Broncos a scare

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Romeo Crennel's Chiefs gave the Broncos quite the scare, but Denver hung on and is one win away from clinching the division.

Broncos beat Chiefs for sixth straight win

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and the Broncos rallied to beat the woeful Chiefs 17-9 on Sunday for their sixth straight win.

Crennel has gotten best of Manning in rivalry

Posted Nov. 24, 2012 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Although Peyton Manning has won three straight games against Romeo Crennel-coached teams, Crennel has controlled him well.

Broncos place RB McGahee on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Broncos placed RB Willis McGahee on injured reserve with a designation to return.

Chiefs name Quinn starting QB

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel announced that Brady Quinn will start on Sunday against the Broncos.

Report: Broncos RB McGahee to miss 6-8 weeks

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
The Broncos will be without RB Willis McGahee for at least the rest of the regular season.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted July 02, 2012
The Denver Broncos have signed kicker Matt Prater to a new four-year deal, locking up one of the most powerful legs in NFL history. Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway announced the contract Monday. Terms were not released.||||||| Prater was a clutch performer for the Broncos down the stretch last season with four game-winning field goals. He had three straight weeks in which he kicked the winner on the game's final play, helping Tim Tebow and the Broncos go on a six-game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Entering his sixth NFL season, Prater ranks second in team history with an 80.4 percent field goal conversion rate.
Posted March 05, 2012
The Denver Broncos have placed the franchise tag on Prater, giving them the right to match any offer other teams might present to the kicker with one of the most powerful legs in NFL history.||||||| Prater came up clutch for the Broncos down the stretch last season with four game-winning field goals. He had three straight weeks in which he kicked the winner on the game's final play, helping Tim Tebow and the Broncos go on a six-game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Prater has the highest percentage in league history from 50 or more yards, having connected on 12 of 16 kicks for a 75 percent clip.
Posted Dec. 23, 2010
The Broncos have placed Prater on injured reserve.||||||| Prater has missed the last two games with a groin injury. Steven Hauschka has filled in, connecting on 5 of 6 field goal attempts in games at Arizona and Oakland. In his career with the Broncos, Prater has made 71 of 87 field goal attempts, the best accuracy rate in team history for anyone with a minimum of 50 attempts.
Posted Sept. 17, 2007
Prater was cut by the Falcons on Monday after he missed two field goals in the Falcons' 13-7 loss to the Jaguars.||||||| Prater is 1-of-4 this season, including two costly misses on Sunday. He was wide right from 43 yards in the second quarter and wide right from 26 yards in the third. Atlanta signed Morten Andersen to replace him.

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