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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

Ranking the playoff placekickers

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
When things get tight in the postseason, it's nice to have a reliable kicker. Here's looking at the PK situation for each playoff team.

Brady, Butler, Prater named AFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady, Chargers ILB Donald Butler and Broncos PK Matt Prater were named the AFC’s Players of the Week for Week Four.

Broncos sign PK Prater to four-year deal

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Broncos signed PK Matt Prater to a four-year deal, the team announced Monday.

Broncos use franchise tag on PK Prater

Posted March 05, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Broncos announced on Monday that they used their franchise tag on PK Matt Prater.

Broncos may opt to franchise Prater

Posted Feb. 14, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
PK Matt Prater is expected to be re-signed by the Broncos with the franchise tag, according to a newspaper report.

Gronkowski, Suggs, Prater earn AFC player of week honors

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs and Broncos PK Matt Prater were named AFC Players of the Week for Week 14.

Week 14 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul and Matt Prater as its Players of the Week.

Broncos place PK Prater on I.R.

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
The Broncos placed PK Matt Prater on injured reserve Thursday and activated OL Jeff Byers to the active roster from the practice squad.

Broncos sign Hauschka to kick for Prater

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
The Broncos have signed Steven Hauschka to handle their placekicking duties Sunday at Arizona. The team's regular kicker, Matt Prater, didn't travel with the team after having been listed as questionable on the injury report with a groin ...

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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