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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

Broncos hire offensive assistant coaches

Posted Jan. 24, 2010 @ 1:46 a.m. ET
The Broncos continued the shake-up of their coaching staff Saturday, hiring three new assistants and shifting the responsibilities of three others.

Broncos considering Pees, Martindale for D-coordinator

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels is deliberating over whom to hire as his next defensive coordinator following Mike Nolan's departure.

Broncos D-coordinator Nolan resigns

Posted Jan. 18, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
The Broncos' defense improved from its 2008 form during the ’09 season under coordinator Mike Nolan, but his time with the team has come to an end after just one year.

Broncos not likely to let Scheffler depart without compensation

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Tony Scheffler wasn't happy about having his role reduced in first-year head coach Josh McDaniels' offense, and tensions boiled over at the end of the season when Scheffler was benched in Week 17.

Marshall heading back to trading block

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
After witnessing Josh McDaniels question the severity of Brandon Marshall's hamstring injury before deactivating him in Week 17, sources in Denver are having a hard time imagining Marshall wearing a Broncos uniform in 2010.

'Coaching decision' to deactivate Broncos WR Marshall

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 3:13 a.m. ET
Four months after Josh McDaniels had suspended Brandon Marshall for nine days because of insubordination, the Broncos' head coach said Friday that his Pro Bowl wide receiver would be deactivated for Sunday's key game against Kansas City, saying it ...

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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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