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Stephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski - #3 - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 215 lbs.
Birthday 01/28/1984
Birthplace Madison, MS
College Memphis
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 4th round, 21st pick by Patriots


FG Pat Pts
29 66 153

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.

From throwing strikes to kicking them

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski started as a pitcher, and skills picked up doing that could help him make a huge difference Sunday night.

Patriots players of the week: Week 10

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 2:02 a.m. ET
The Patriots' offense and pass rush came alive in their big Week 10 win over the Jets.

Patriots players of the week: Week Six

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots' defense had a strong effort, holding the Cowboys to 16 points. ILB Brandon Spikes had a breakout game in the win.

Patriots players of the week: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Tom Brady again takes offensive player of the game honors for another sensational effort in the Patriots' Week Two win.

Patriots injury update

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
What made the Patriots' 14-2 record so impressive was that they did it with some key players on injured reserve. Here's a look at some of last year's injured players who are expected to be 100 percent when ...

Patriots positional analysis: specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
This is the last in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's specialists.

No setbacks for Gostkowski in rehab

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski said his leg is "feeling good" after undergoing surgery for a torn right quad muscle in November.

Patriots place PK Gostkowski on injured reserve

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots have placed PK Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve with a thigh injury.

Report: Patriots will sign PK Graham

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Patriots will sign PK Shayne Graham to replace injured PK Stephen Gostkowski, according to PFW correspondent Ian Rapoport.

Patriots to sign fill-in kicker

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski hurt his quad in the team's Week Nine loss to the Browns and may miss a couple of weeks, so the team is expected to sign a free-agent placekicker.

Patriots PK Gostkowski leaves game; return is questionable

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski left Sunday's game vs. the Browns with a thigh injury. His return is questionable.

Patriots players of the week

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. ET
Undrafted rookie S Sergio Brown takes home defensive player of the week honors for the Patriots in his first career game.

Patriots players of the week

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 10:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week from their 23-20 overtime victory over the Ravens in Week Six.

Veteran PKs Graham, Suisham visit New England

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 9 p.m. ET
The Patriots had two veteran placekickers in for a visit, with Shayne Graham and Shaun Suisham trying out for the team.

Patriots players of the week

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
Here are the Patriots' players of the game from their 38-30 Week Three victory over the Bills.

Report: Patriots reward Gostkowski with extension

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 10:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots have rewarded PK Stephen Gostkowski with a four-year contract extension that will pay him nearly $14 million, according to the Boston Herald.

Free-agent recap for Sunday, April 18

Posted April 18, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
A pair of restricted free agents — Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski and Ravens QB Troy Smith — signed their tenders over the weekend, committing them to their respective teams for the 2010 season.

Patriots PK Gostkowski signs RFA tender

Posted April 18, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
The Boston Herald is reporting that Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski signed his tender as a restricted free agent Saturday.

Pats tender Mankins at highest level; Gostkowski gets second

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced their restricted free-agent tenders today, assigning OG Logan Mankins with the highest tender and PK Stephen Gostkowski with a second-rounder.


Posted Sept. 13, 2011
Gostkowski made a 20-yard field goal and kicked five extra points Monday in a 38-24 win at Miami.||||||| Gostkowski also missed a 48-yard attempt.
Posted Nov. 10, 2010
The New England Patriots have lost Gostkowski for the season with a thigh injury.||||||| Gostkowski felt tightness in his right thigh while warming up before Sunday's 34-14 loss at Cleveland. He didn't return after kicking off following a New England touchdown with 6:17 gone in the second quarter. Wide receiver Wes Welker handled placekicking the rest of the game. In five seasons with the Patriots, Gostkowski has made 84.3 percent of his field goal attempts. This season, he made 10 of 13 field goal attempts.
Posted Jan. 15, 2007
Gostkowski made all three of his attempts in Sunday's 24-21 playoff win over San Diego, capped by a 31-yard game-winner with 1:10 left.||||||| The Patriots drafted Gostkowski in the fourth round of the draft to replace Adam Vinatieri, now with Indianapolis. So far he has come through, making all six of his attempts in the postseason, including a 50-yarder against the Chargers.
Posted Jan. 08, 2007
Gostkowski stood up to the pressure in Sunday's 37-16 playoff victory against the New York Jets by making all three field-goal attempts.||||||| Gostkowski will kick on the road in the playoffs for the first time Sunday at San Diego.
Posted Jan. 06, 2007
Gostkowski is gearing up for his first career playoff game Sunday against the New York Jets. He had a difficult season, making 20 of 26 field goals.||||||| Gostkowski is replacing a living legend in Adam Vinatieri. He might crumble under the pressure.