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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

Texans hold off Broncos, Manning

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub outplayed Peyton Manning on Sunday, throwing four touchdown passes to lead the Texans to a 31-25 victory over the Broncos.

Broncos' changes up front paying dividends vs. the run

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Despite the loss of DT Ty Warren, the Broncos' run defense has been superb through two games.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The Chiefs and Raiders are off to woeful starts, and the Chargers are 2-0 for the first time since 2006.

Falcons hold on, defeat sloppy Broncos

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 11:34 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw two TDs, and Atlanta capitalized on some early Peyton Manning mistakes in a 27-21 win vs. Denver Monday night.

Broncos WR Decker benefiting from time with Manning

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Broncos WR Eric Decker spoke with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about what he has learned from working with QB Peyton Manning.

Key matchup: Falcons wide receivers vs. Broncos cornerbacks

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we take a look at a tough test awaiting Denver’s secondary on Monday night in Atlanta.

Flacco wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Ravens QB Joe Flacco, Broncos CB Tracy Porter and Jets PR-WR Jeremy Kerley were named the AFC Players of the Week for Week One.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers and the Chargers get off on the right foot with a win over the Raiders. We take a spin around the AFC West after Week One.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, Tracy Porter and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

Report: Broncos agree with C Koppen

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
The Broncos have agreed with former Patriots C Dan Koppen on a one-year contract, ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reported Monday.

Broncos DT Warren tears triceps again

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Broncos starting DT Ty Warren re-tore his triceps in Sunday night’s win over the Steelers. He missed all of the 2011 season with a triceps injury.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Manning leads Broncos to win in his return

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:56 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning overcame Pittsburgh's 10-minute advantage in time of possession and helped the Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut.

Broncos release QB Hanie

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Broncos released QB Caleb Hanie, the club announced Saturday. 

Key matchup: Steelers CB Ike Taylor vs. Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
In Saturday's key matchup, we revisit a one-on-one battle that played a key role in Denver beating Pittsburgh in last season's wild-card round.

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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