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Players

Adam Vinatieri
K #4
Height:
6-0
Weight:
208
Age:
41
College:
South Dakota State
Hometown:
Rapid City, SD
Experience:
18

Quick Stats (2013):

FGA
40
FGM
35
PCT
87.5
LNG
52
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 10 57 540 448 83 670 660 98.5 8 1,049 63 88 939 22.2
2013 IND 15 0 1 52 40 35 87.5 34 34 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 16 0 2 53 33 26 78.8 37 37 100 0 0 -- 0 0 --
2011 IND 16 0 1 53 27 23 85.2 24 24 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 16 0 1 48 28 26 92.9 51 51 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 IND 6 0 0 48 9 7 77.8 18 17 94.4 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 IND 16 0 1 52 25 20 80 43 43 100 0 80 65.1 8 69 24.4
2007 IND 16 0 1 39 29 23 79.3 51 49 96.1 2 91 65 9 81 25
2006 IND 13 0 0 48 28 25 89.3 38 38 100 0 73 65.8 10 63 25.3
2005 NE 16 0 0 49 25 20 80 41 40 97.6 1 80 61.7 10 67 21.9
2004 NE 16 0 0 48 33 31 93.9 48 48 100 0 94 63 6 86 23.3
2003 NE 16 0 1 48 34 25 73.5 38 37 97.4 1 79 62.9 2 76 21.4
2002 NE 16 0 0 57 30 27 90 36 36 100 0 83 60.4 6 73 20.5
2001 NE 16 0 0 54 30 24 80 42 41 97.6 1 82 60.9 6 75 22.1
2000 NE 16 0 0 53 33 27 81.8 25 25 100 0 67 63.2 7 60 20.9
1999 NE 16 0 0 51 33 26 78.8 30 29 96.7 1 71 62.8 5 63 22.7
1998 NE 16 0 1 55 39 31 79.5 32 32 100 0 79 62.5 6 71 18.8
1997 NE 16 0 0 52 29 25 86.2 40 40 100 0 81 62.4 4 75 22
1996 NE 16 0 1 50 35 27 77.1 42 39 92.9 1 89 64.1 9 80 20.8
Recent Games
WKOppResultOverall FGsPATKickoffs
BlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
1 OAK W 21-17 0 0 0 0 -- 3 3 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2 MIA L 20-24 0 38 3 2 66.7 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
3 @SF W 27-7 0 43 3 2 66.7 3 3 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
4 @JAC W 37-3 0 46 3 3 100 4 4 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
5 SEA W 34-28 0 49 2 2 100 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
6 @SD L 9-19 0 51 3 3 100 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
7 DEN W 39-33 0 52 3 3 100 4 4 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
9 @HOU W 27-24 1 35 3 2 66.7 1 1 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
10 STL L 8-38 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @TEN W 30-27 0 50 3 3 100 3 3 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
12 @ARI L 11-40 0 27 1 1 100 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
13 TEN W 22-14 0 49 5 5 100 1 1 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
14 @CIN L 28-42 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
15 HOU W 25-3 0 43 3 3 100 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
16 @KC W 23-7 0 46 4 3 75 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
17 JAC W 30-10 0 39 3 3 100 3 3 100 0 -- -- -- -- --

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2006.
  • Signed as a free agent by the New England Patriots on June 28, 1996.
  • Originally signed as a free agent with Amsterdam of the World League in 1996.

 

PRO CAREER:

  • Selected to two Pro Bowls in 2002 and 2004.
  • Has hit two last-minute game-winning field goals in the Super Bowl (Super Bowl XXXVI vs. St. Louis on February 3, 2002 and Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. Carolina on February 1, 2004) and has been part of four Super Bowl Championship teams including Super Bowl XXXVI, Super Bowl XXXVIII, Super Bowl XXXIX and Super Bowl XLI.
  • Is the only kicker in NFL history to record successful field goals in four Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX and XLI) and is the only kicker in league history to have played in five Super Bowls.
  • Has converted 413-of-500 career field goals for an 82.6 percentage, which currently ranks 11th all-time in the NFL.
  • Has totaled 1,867 career points (including one two-point conversion), which ranks ninth in league annals and first among active players in the AFC.
  • Has totaled 15 100-plus point seasons (1996-2008, 2010, 2012), which ranks second behind Jason Elam’s 16.
  • Led the NFL in field goal percentage and points scored in 2004 having converted 31-of-33 field goals (93.9%) and all 48 PATs for 141 points. His 31 field goals tied a career-high which he originally set in 1998. Also led the league in field goal percentage in 2010 (92.9).
  • In his career, is responsible for 24 game-winning field goals in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime.
  • Split the uprights on a career-best 57-yard field goal at Chicago on November 10, 2002.
  • Holds NFL postseason records with 48 field goals, 58 field goal attempts, 196 career points, 25 consecutive games scoring, 49 seasonal points and is tied for the most field goals made in a postseason game with five (vs. Indianapolis, 1/18/04 and at Baltimore, 1/13/06).
  • Has compiled a streak of 146 consecutive regular season games in which he has scored at least one point. The streak dates back to September 14, 2003 against Philadelphia.
  • Converted 33 consecutive field goals in the regular season at Lucas Oil Stadium dating back to the 2009 season. The streak ended with his second quarter miss against Houston (12/22/11).
  • Is one-of-three NFL players (Morten Andersen & John Carney) with 700-plus points with two different teams.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • In 16 games, converted 26-of-33 field goals (78.8%), including a long of 53 yards, and was successful on all 37 extra points for 115 total points.
  • Ranked eighth among AFC kickers and 16th among NFL kickers in scoring.
  • Topped 100 points for the season for the 15th time in his career, which ranks second behind Jason Elam’s 16 seasons.
  • Became the 11th player in NFL history with 600-plus PAT attempts in the season opener at Chicago (9/9).
  • Notched the game-winning 53-yard kick with eight seconds remaining in the fourth quarter against Minnesota (9/16), which was the longest game-winning field goal of his career.
  • Became the eighth player in NFL history with 400 career field goals at Tennessee (10/28). He also exceeded 1,800 points for his NFL career. Following his PAT attempt after Delone Carter’s game-tying touchdown, Vinatieri became the 10th player in NFL history with 600 extra points for a career. Vinatieri competed in his 250th NFL game, which ranked second among active players (Jason Hanson).
  • With five points at Detroit (12/2), he passed Lenny Moore (678) for fourth place on the team’s all-time scoring list.
  • Tied his season-long field goal with a 53-yard kick in the fourth quarter to give the Colts a 24-23 advantage against Tennessee (12/9). The field goal moved him into third place in franchise history in 50-plus-yard field goals (eight), passing Raul Allegre and Cary Blanchard.
  • Tallied four extra points against Houston (12/30) and passed Dean Biasucci (255) for third in Colts history in career PATs.
  • Split the uprights on three-of-four field goal attempts in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff loss at Baltimore (1/6/13). With the kicks, he recorded his 25th consecutive postseason game having scored at least one point, which is an NFL record. Improved his NFL record of field goals made in the postseason to 48. With his 52-yard field goal in the second quarter, has now converted 4-of-5 field goals from 50-plus yards in the postseason, which is a new NFL postseason record. The 52-yard kick was also the longest of his postseason career. Ended the game having converted 22-of-24 field goal attempts in the postseason as a member of the Colts. With nine points, he improved his current NFL postseason record to 196.

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • In 16 games, converted 23-of-27 field goal attempts and all 24 extra points for 93 total points.
  • Split the uprights on all four field goal attempts, including a 52-yarder against Cleveland (9/18). His 52-yard long was his longest field goal since 2008 when he converted from the same distance against New England (11/2/08).
  • Connected on a 53-yard field goal against Kansas City (10/9), which was tied for the fourth-longest kick of his career (regular and postseason).
  • Made his only field goal attempt at Tennessee (10/30), which moved him above the 1,700-point plateau and extend his streak of consecutive games scoring to 122.
  • Split the uprights on field goals of 43 and 31 yards against Carolina (11/27) and moved past Nick Lowery (1,711) for ninth place on the NFL’s all-time career points list.
  • Remained perfect in field goal attempts in his career against Baltimore (10 kicks), having split the uprights on a 22-yard kick at the Ravens (12/11).
  • Hit on field goals of 23, 32, 47 and 31 yards against Houston (12/22). With his 47-yard field goal in the third quarter, Vinatieri (385) surpassed Nick Lowery (383) for eighth place on the NFL’s all-time field goals list. Missed a 42-yard attempt at the end of the first half, which ended his streak of 33 consecutive field goals made at Lucas Oil Stadium in the regular season.
  • Scored the Colts’ first points of the game with a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter at Jacksonville (1/1), extending his consecutive games scoring streak to 130. Also connected on a 20-yard field goal in the third quarter.

 

2010 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in all 16 games and converted 26-of-28 field goals and all 51 PATs for 129 points.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performances against Cincinnati (11/14) and Tennessee (1/2).
  • His point total marked the second-highest of his career (141 in 2004) and his extra point total set a career-best.
  • Became the seventh NFL kicker in league history to record 500-plus points with two different teams.
  • Split the uprights on two field goals and three PATs at Denver (9/26).
  • Converted four field goals and one extra point against Kansas City (10/10).
  • Made two field goals at Washington (10/17) and surpassed Al Del Greco (347) to move into 11th place in NFL history for most field goals made.
  • Notched three field goals on three attempts and three PATs against Houston (11/1). Surpassed Al Del Greco (1,584) for the 13th most kicking points in NFL history.
  • Surpassed Eddie Murray (1,594) for the 12th most kicking points in league history and tied Murray (352) for 11th in most field goals made with one field goal and three PATs at Philadelphia (11/7).
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week with three field goals and two PATs against Cincinnati (11/14). Became the 12th NFL kicker with 1,600-plus career points.
  • Hit three field goals and three extra points at Tennessee (12/9) to surpass 100 points for the 14th time in his career.
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after booting three field goals and two PATs against Tennessee (1/2) and his 43-yarder at the final gun was his 23rd career game-winning field goal.
  • Split the uprights on three field goal attempts while adding one PAT in the Wild Card Playoffs against the New York Jets (1/8).

 

2009 (COLTS):

  • Saw action in six games, appearing in the first five and was inactive for the remaining contests.
  • Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team as well as The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated NFL All-Decade Team (2000-2009).
  • Converted seven-of-nine field goals and 17 PATs for 38 points.
  • Split the uprights on two field goals and three PATs at Miami (9/21).
  • Was two-of-two in field goal attempts with the addition of four extra points against Seattle (10/4).
  • Was inactive for the postseason against Baltimore in the Divisional Playoffs (1/16), the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game (1/24) and Super Bowl XLIV vs. New Orleans (2/7).

 

2008 (COLTS):

  • Played in 16 games and was 20-of-25 in field goals while adding 43 PATs for 103 points, his 13th consecutive year topping 100-plus points.
  • Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance against New England (11/2).
  • Contributed with three special teams tackles (two solo).
  • Hit a 47-yard game-winning field goal with three seconds remaining at Minnesota (9/14), which was the 21st game-winning kick of his career.
  • Split the uprights on a 52-yard kick vs. New England (11/2) with 8:05 remaining for the deciding points in an 18-15 victory. Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
  • Hit four-of-four field goals and three PATs against Houston (11/16).
  • Notched three field goals, including a 51-yard game-winner with no time remaining in the fourth quarter at San Diego (11/23). The kick was the longest game-winning field goal of his career.
  • Totaled one field goal and two PATs in the Wild Card Playoffs at San Diego (1/3).

 

2007 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in 16 games and totaled 23-of-29 field goals and 49-of-51 PATs for 118 points.
  • His 118 points marked his 12th consecutive 100-plus point season.
  • Scored seven-plus points in 12 games, including his first eight games.
  • Split the uprights on three-of-three field goals and three PATs for 12 points and his third consecutive double-digit scoring game at Houston (9/23).
  • Kicked his 20th career game-winning field goal in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime with a 24-yarder with three seconds remaining vs. Kansas City (11/18).
  • Totaled one field goal and three PATs for six points against San Diego (1/13) in the Divisional Playoffs.

 

2006 (COLTS):

  • Saw action in 13 games in his first season with the Colts and was inactive for games 3-5 with an injury.
  • Had played in 162 consecutive games before missing one against Jacksonville (9/24).
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at the New York Giants (9/10) and at Denver (10/29).
  • Totaled 25-of-28 field goals and 38 PATs for 113 points.
  • Recorded four field goals on four attempts at the New York Giants (9/10) and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.
  • Hit four field goals and the game-winning 37-yard kick with two seconds left at Denver (10/29) and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts.
  • Appeared in four postseason games and tallied 14-of-15 field goals and seven PATs for an NFL single postseason record 49 points. Topped Terrell Davis’ 48 points in 1997. Scored 10-plus points in every game.
  • Converted three-of-three field goals and two PATs against Kansas City in the Wild Card Playoffs (1/6). Recorded his first career 50-plus yard postseason field goal.
  • Split the uprights on five-of-five field goals for the team’s 15 points in a 15-6 win at Baltimore in the Divisional Playoffs (1/13). Tied the record he already shared with six other kickers for the most field goals made in a postseason game.
  • Tallied three field goals and three PATs against New England (1/21) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Hit three-of-four field goals and two PATs against Chicago (2/4) in Super Bowl XLI. Became the only kicker to hit a field goal in four Super Bowls and appear in five Super Bowls.

 

2005 (PATRIOTS):

  • Appeared in 16 games for the 10th consecutive season for New England and converted 20-of-25 field goals and 40-of-41 PATs for 100 points.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at Pittsburgh (9/25).
  • Split the uprights on three-of-four field goals and two PATs at Pittsburgh (9/25) to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. His 35-yard kick with one second remaining in the game was the difference in a 23-20 victory.
  • Nailed a game-winning 29-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining in a 31-28 win at Atlanta (10/9).
  • Converted all four PATs and contributed with a 24-yard pooch punt downed at the four-yard line against Jacksonville (1/7) in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff game.
  • Split the uprights on two-of-three field goals and one PAT at Denver (1/14) in the Divisional Playoffs.

 

2004 (PATRIOTS):

  • Logged one of the finest seasons in his career having converted 31-of-33 field goals (93.9 percent) and hitting all 48 PATs for a career-high and NFL-best 141 points.
  • His 31 field goals tied a career-high set in 1998, while his percentage marked a career-best.
  • Named to his second Pro Bowl.
  • Selected as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November.
  • Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his efforts against St. Louis (11/7) and Pittsburgh in the postseason (1/23).
  • Hit 23 consecutive field goals from October 10 to December 26 and hit 29 of his last 30 field goals, including the playoffs.
  • Split the uprights on all four field goal attempts and four PATs at St. Louis (11/7). Also threw his first career touchdown pass (four yards) to Troy Brown on a fake field goal. His performance earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
  • Tied a career-high with five field goals against Buffalo (11/14) and set a single-game career-high with 17 points.
  • Tied a career-high with six PATs at Cleveland (12/5).
  • Was three-of-four in field goal attempts at the New York Jets (12/26), snapping a string of 23 consecutive field goals.
  • Was five-of-five in field goals and 10-of-10 in PATs for an NFL-leading 25 postseason points.
  • Split the uprights on two field goals against Indianapolis (1/16) in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Converted both field goal attempts in the AFC Championship Game at Pittsburgh (1/23) to earn NFL Special Teams Player of the Week honors. His 48-yard field goal tied the New England postseason record and was the longest field goal in Heinz Field history.
  • Hit his lone field goal attempt and three extra points against Philadelphia (2/6) in Super Bowl XXXIX. Gave the Patriots a 24-14 lead with a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

 

2003 (PATRIOTS):

  • Was 25-of-34 in field goals while contributing with 37-of-38 PATs for 112 points.
  • Hit a season-long 48-yard field goal and five PATs vs. Tennessee (10/5).
  • Split the uprights on his 200th career field goal at Denver (11/3).
  • Nailed three field goals, including the game-winning kick with 41 seconds remaining in overtime to give the club a 23-20 victory at Houston (11/23).
  • Hit one-of-two field goals and two extra points against Tennessee (1/10), including the game-winning 46-yard field goal with 4:06 remaining for a 17-14 victory in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Tied an NFL playoff record with five field goals (31, 25, 27, 21, 34) in a 24-14 victory against Indianapolis (1/18) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Notched one-of-three field goals and three PATs against Carolina in Super Bowl XXXVIII (2/1). Hit the game-winning 41-yard field goal with four seconds remaining for a 32-29 victory, his second game-winning Super Bowl kick in three seasons.

 

2002 (PATRIOTS):

  • Booted 27-of-30 field goals and 36-of-36 PATs for 117 points, the third-highest total of his career.
  • Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Miami (12/29).
  • Was three-of-three in field goal attempts while adding five PATs for a seasonal-best 14 points at the New York Jets (9/15).
  • Hit the game-winning 35-yard field goal in a 41-38 overtime victory against Kansas City (9/22).
  • Was four-of-four in field goal attempts, including a career-best 57-yarder at Chicago (11/10).
  • Was four-of-four in field goals, including the game-tying and game-winning field goals in a 27-24 overtime win vs. Miami (12/29). Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.

 

2001 (PATRIOTS):

  • Converted 24-of-30 field goals and 41-of-42 PATs for 113 points.
  • Had five game-winning field goals, including two in the playoffs.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts at Buffalo (12/16).
  • Was three-of-three in field goals and five-of-five in PATs for a seasonal-best 14 points vs. Indianapolis (9/30).
  • Split the uprights on three field goals and two PATs against San Diego (10/14). Hit the game-winning 44-yard field goal in a 29-26 overtime victory.
  • Nailed a 54-yard field goal against Cleveland (12/9), the second-longest kick in his career. Had a 33-yard pooch punt in fourth quarter that was downed at the Cleveland two-yard line.
  • Scored the entire club’s points on four field goals, including a 23-yard game-winning field goal in a 12-9 win at Buffalo (12/16). Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.
  • Tallied six field goals on seven attempts and added six PATs for 24 postseason points.
  • Was three-of-three in field goals while contributing with one PAT in a 16-13 overtime win vs. Oakland in the Divisional Playoffs (1/19). Hit a 45-yard game-tying kick in the snow with 32 seconds remaining and hit the game-winning 23-yard field goal in overtime for the victory.
  • Contributed with one field goal and three PATs at Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game (1/27).
  • Tallied the game-winning 48-yard field goal as time expired in a 20-17 victory vs. St. Louis in Super Bowl XXXVI (2/3). The kick marked the first time the Super Bowl had been decided on the final play of the game.

 

2000 (PATRIOTS):

  • Converted 27-of-33 field goals and split the uprights on all 25 PATs for 106 points.
  • Was three-of-three in field goals, including the game-winning 22-yard kick with three seconds remaining in a 16-13 victory against Cincinnati (11/19).
  • Split the uprights on three-of-four field goals and three PATs for 12 points against Kansas City (12/4). Hit a 53-yard field goal, which was the longest outdoor kick in his career.
  • Hit the game-winning 24-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining in overtime for a 13-10 victory at Buffalo (12/17).

 

1999 (PATRIOTS):

  • Was 26-of-33 in field goals while adding 29-of-30 PATs for 107 points.
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September after converting seven-of-seven field goal attempts, all eight PAT attempts and two game-winning field goals.
  • Scored a seasonal-high 12 points (three-of-three field goals and three PATs), including the game-winning 23-yard field goal in a 30-28 victory at the New York Jets (9/12).
  • Hit the game-winning 26-yard field goal against Indianapolis (9/19) in a 31-28 win.
  • Had a New England franchise-record streak of PATs snapped at 117 with a blocked attempt at Arizona (10/31).

 

1998 (PATRIOTS):

  • Split the uprights on 31-of-39 field goals and all 32 PATs for a then-career-best 127 points (also includes a two-point conversion).
  • His 31 field goals were a then-career-best.
  • Added nine special teams tackles.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts at New Orleans (10/4) and vs. Miami (11/23) and earned Special Teams Player of the Month honors in October having converted 10-of-11 field goals and nine PATs for 39 points.
  • Converted three-of-four field goals, including a 52-yarder vs. Indianapolis (9/13).
  • Hit all three field goal attempts and three PATs at New Orleans (10/4), including a game-winning 27-yard kick in a 30-27 victory. Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance.
  • Logged a career-high 16 points on four-of-four field goal attempts and four PATs against Kansas City (10/11).
  • Nailed all four field goal attempts and two extra points against Miami (11/23) earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
  • Hit the game-winning 35-yard field goal with three seconds left in a 24-21 victory against San Francisco (12/20).

 

1997 (PATRIOTS):

  • Was 25-of-29 in field goal attempts while contributing with 40 PATs for 115 points.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Buffalo (10/12).
  • Hit the game-winning 34-yard field goal in a 27-24 overtime victory against the New York Jets (9/14).
  • Converted four-of-four field goals and three PATs for 15 points against Buffalo (10/12). Hit a then-career-long 52 yard field goal and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts.
  • Scored all of the Patriots’ points with two field goals (31 and 46 yards) at Pittsburgh (1/3) in the Divisional Playoffs.

 

1996 (PATRIOTS):

  • Converted 27-of-35 field goals and 39-of-42 PATs for 120 points, which ranked third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL.
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Jacksonville (9/22).
  • His 120 points by a rookie ranked eighth in NFL history.
  • Split the uprights on five-of-six field goals and one-of-two PATs for a season-high 16 points vs. Jacksonville (9/22) earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Hit the game-winning 40-yard field goal in overtime in the 28-25 victory as his field goals made marked a then-career-best, while his attempts are a career-high.
  • Tallied three field goals on three attempts while adding three PATs at Baltimore (10/6). Also contributed with a season-long 50-yard field goal.
  • Contributed with four extra points in the team’s 28-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers (1/5) in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Converted two-of-three field goals and two PATs against Jacksonville (1/12) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Made three extra points in the team’s Super Bowl XXXI loss to the Green Bay Packers (1/26).

 

COLLEGE:

  • Four-year letterman who finished as South Dakota State’s all-time leading scorer with 185 career points.
  • Served as the school’s placekicker and also handled punting duties in his final three seasons, earning first-team all-conference honors each year.
  • Split the uprights on 27-of-53 career field goals with 104-of-114 PATs. Also added 144 career punts.
  • Tallied 47 points as a senior and tied a career-long kick with a 51-yard field goal. Originally set the school record with a 51-yard field goal as a sophomore.
  • Led the conference with a 43.5 punting average as a senior, which also ranked fourth in Division II. Contributed with a career-long 77-yard kick.
  • Earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior.
  • Holds a degree in fitness and wellness.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Rapid City (S.D.) Central High School and lettered in football, soccer, track and wrestling.
  • Earned first-team all-state honors in 1991.
  • Vinatieri and his wife, Valerie, reside with their sons, A.J. and Gabriel, and daughter, Allison.
  • Born in Yankton, S.D.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2006.
  • Signed as a free agent by the New England Patriots on June 28, 1996.
  • Originally signed as a free agent with Amsterdam of the World League in 1996.

 

PRO CAREER:

  • Selected to two Pro Bowls in 2002 and 2004.
  • Has hit two last-minute game-winning field goals in the Super Bowl (Super Bowl XXXVI vs. St. Louis on February 3, 2002 and Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. Carolina on February 1, 2004) and has been part of four Super Bowl Championship teams including Super Bowl XXXVI, Super Bowl XXXVIII, Super Bowl XXXIX and Super Bowl XLI.
  • Is the only kicker in NFL history to record successful field goals in four Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX and XLI) and is the only kicker in league history to have played in five Super Bowls.
  • Has converted 413-of-500 career field goals for an 82.6 percentage, which currently ranks 11th all-time in the NFL.
  • Has totaled 1,867 career points (including one two-point conversion), which ranks ninth in league annals and first among active players in the AFC.
  • Has totaled 15 100-plus point seasons (1996-2008, 2010, 2012), which ranks second behind Jason Elam’s 16.
  • Led the NFL in field goal percentage and points scored in 2004 having converted 31-of-33 field goals (93.9%) and all 48 PATs for 141 points. His 31 field goals tied a career-high which he originally set in 1998. Also led the league in field goal percentage in 2010 (92.9).
  • In his career, is responsible for 24 game-winning field goals in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime.
  • Split the uprights on a career-best 57-yard field goal at Chicago on November 10, 2002.
  • Holds NFL postseason records with 48 field goals, 58 field goal attempts, 196 career points, 25 consecutive games scoring, 49 seasonal points and is tied for the most field goals made in a postseason game with five (vs. Indianapolis, 1/18/04 and at Baltimore, 1/13/06).
  • Has compiled a streak of 146 consecutive regular season games in which he has scored at least one point. The streak dates back to September 14, 2003 against Philadelphia.
  • Converted 33 consecutive field goals in the regular season at Lucas Oil Stadium dating back to the 2009 season. The streak ended with his second quarter miss against Houston (12/22/11).
  • Is one-of-three NFL players (Morten Andersen & John Carney) with 700-plus points with two different teams.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • In 16 games, converted 26-of-33 field goals (78.8%), including a long of 53 yards, and was successful on all 37 extra points for 115 total points.
  • Ranked eighth among AFC kickers and 16th among NFL kickers in scoring.
  • Topped 100 points for the season for the 15th time in his career, which ranks second behind Jason Elam’s 16 seasons.
  • Became the 11th player in NFL history with 600-plus PAT attempts in the season opener at Chicago (9/9).
  • Notched the game-winning 53-yard kick with eight seconds remaining in the fourth quarter against Minnesota (9/16), which was the longest game-winning field goal of his career.
  • Became the eighth player in NFL history with 400 career field goals at Tennessee (10/28). He also exceeded 1,800 points for his NFL career. Following his PAT attempt after Delone Carter’s game-tying touchdown, Vinatieri became the 10th player in NFL history with 600 extra points for a career. Vinatieri competed in his 250th NFL game, which ranked second among active players (Jason Hanson).
  • With five points at Detroit (12/2), he passed Lenny Moore (678) for fourth place on the team’s all-time scoring list.
  • Tied his season-long field goal with a 53-yard kick in the fourth quarter to give the Colts a 24-23 advantage against Tennessee (12/9). The field goal moved him into third place in franchise history in 50-plus-yard field goals (eight), passing Raul Allegre and Cary Blanchard.
  • Tallied four extra points against Houston (12/30) and passed Dean Biasucci (255) for third in Colts history in career PATs.
  • Split the uprights on three-of-four field goal attempts in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff loss at Baltimore (1/6/13). With the kicks, he recorded his 25th consecutive postseason game having scored at least one point, which is an NFL record. Improved his NFL record of field goals made in the postseason to 48. With his 52-yard field goal in the second quarter, has now converted 4-of-5 field goals from 50-plus yards in the postseason, which is a new NFL postseason record. The 52-yard kick was also the longest of his postseason career. Ended the game having converted 22-of-24 field goal attempts in the postseason as a member of the Colts. With nine points, he improved his current NFL postseason record to 196.

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • In 16 games, converted 23-of-27 field goal attempts and all 24 extra points for 93 total points.
  • Split the uprights on all four field goal attempts, including a 52-yarder against Cleveland (9/18). His 52-yard long was his longest field goal since 2008 when he converted from the same distance against New England (11/2/08).
  • Connected on a 53-yard field goal against Kansas City (10/9), which was tied for the fourth-longest kick of his career (regular and postseason).
  • Made his only field goal attempt at Tennessee (10/30), which moved him above the 1,700-point plateau and extend his streak of consecutive games scoring to 122.
  • Split the uprights on field goals of 43 and 31 yards against Carolina (11/27) and moved past Nick Lowery (1,711) for ninth place on the NFL’s all-time career points list.
  • Remained perfect in field goal attempts in his career against Baltimore (10 kicks), having split the uprights on a 22-yard kick at the Ravens (12/11).
  • Hit on field goals of 23, 32, 47 and 31 yards against Houston (12/22). With his 47-yard field goal in the third quarter, Vinatieri (385) surpassed Nick Lowery (383) for eighth place on the NFL’s all-time field goals list. Missed a 42-yard attempt at the end of the first half, which ended his streak of 33 consecutive field goals made at Lucas Oil Stadium in the regular season.
  • Scored the Colts’ first points of the game with a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter at Jacksonville (1/1), extending his consecutive games scoring streak to 130. Also connected on a 20-yard field goal in the third quarter.

 

2010 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in all 16 games and converted 26-of-28 field goals and all 51 PATs for 129 points.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performances against Cincinnati (11/14) and Tennessee (1/2).
  • His point total marked the second-highest of his career (141 in 2004) and his extra point total set a career-best.
  • Became the seventh NFL kicker in league history to record 500-plus points with two different teams.
  • Split the uprights on two field goals and three PATs at Denver (9/26).
  • Converted four field goals and one extra point against Kansas City (10/10).
  • Made two field goals at Washington (10/17) and surpassed Al Del Greco (347) to move into 11th place in NFL history for most field goals made.
  • Notched three field goals on three attempts and three PATs against Houston (11/1). Surpassed Al Del Greco (1,584) for the 13th most kicking points in NFL history.
  • Surpassed Eddie Murray (1,594) for the 12th most kicking points in league history and tied Murray (352) for 11th in most field goals made with one field goal and three PATs at Philadelphia (11/7).
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week with three field goals and two PATs against Cincinnati (11/14). Became the 12th NFL kicker with 1,600-plus career points.
  • Hit three field goals and three extra points at Tennessee (12/9) to surpass 100 points for the 14th time in his career.
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after booting three field goals and two PATs against Tennessee (1/2) and his 43-yarder at the final gun was his 23rd career game-winning field goal.
  • Split the uprights on three field goal attempts while adding one PAT in the Wild Card Playoffs against the New York Jets (1/8).

 

2009 (COLTS):

  • Saw action in six games, appearing in the first five and was inactive for the remaining contests.
  • Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team as well as The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated NFL All-Decade Team (2000-2009).
  • Converted seven-of-nine field goals and 17 PATs for 38 points.
  • Split the uprights on two field goals and three PATs at Miami (9/21).
  • Was two-of-two in field goal attempts with the addition of four extra points against Seattle (10/4).
  • Was inactive for the postseason against Baltimore in the Divisional Playoffs (1/16), the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game (1/24) and Super Bowl XLIV vs. New Orleans (2/7).

 

2008 (COLTS):

  • Played in 16 games and was 20-of-25 in field goals while adding 43 PATs for 103 points, his 13th consecutive year topping 100-plus points.
  • Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance against New England (11/2).
  • Contributed with three special teams tackles (two solo).
  • Hit a 47-yard game-winning field goal with three seconds remaining at Minnesota (9/14), which was the 21st game-winning kick of his career.
  • Split the uprights on a 52-yard kick vs. New England (11/2) with 8:05 remaining for the deciding points in an 18-15 victory. Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
  • Hit four-of-four field goals and three PATs against Houston (11/16).
  • Notched three field goals, including a 51-yard game-winner with no time remaining in the fourth quarter at San Diego (11/23). The kick was the longest game-winning field goal of his career.
  • Totaled one field goal and two PATs in the Wild Card Playoffs at San Diego (1/3).

 

2007 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in 16 games and totaled 23-of-29 field goals and 49-of-51 PATs for 118 points.
  • His 118 points marked his 12th consecutive 100-plus point season.
  • Scored seven-plus points in 12 games, including his first eight games.
  • Split the uprights on three-of-three field goals and three PATs for 12 points and his third consecutive double-digit scoring game at Houston (9/23).
  • Kicked his 20th career game-winning field goal in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime with a 24-yarder with three seconds remaining vs. Kansas City (11/18).
  • Totaled one field goal and three PATs for six points against San Diego (1/13) in the Divisional Playoffs.

 

2006 (COLTS):

  • Saw action in 13 games in his first season with the Colts and was inactive for games 3-5 with an injury.
  • Had played in 162 consecutive games before missing one against Jacksonville (9/24).
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at the New York Giants (9/10) and at Denver (10/29).
  • Totaled 25-of-28 field goals and 38 PATs for 113 points.
  • Recorded four field goals on four attempts at the New York Giants (9/10) and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.
  • Hit four field goals and the game-winning 37-yard kick with two seconds left at Denver (10/29) and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts.
  • Appeared in four postseason games and tallied 14-of-15 field goals and seven PATs for an NFL single postseason record 49 points. Topped Terrell Davis’ 48 points in 1997. Scored 10-plus points in every game.
  • Converted three-of-three field goals and two PATs against Kansas City in the Wild Card Playoffs (1/6). Recorded his first career 50-plus yard postseason field goal.
  • Split the uprights on five-of-five field goals for the team’s 15 points in a 15-6 win at Baltimore in the Divisional Playoffs (1/13). Tied the record he already shared with six other kickers for the most field goals made in a postseason game.
  • Tallied three field goals and three PATs against New England (1/21) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Hit three-of-four field goals and two PATs against Chicago (2/4) in Super Bowl XLI. Became the only kicker to hit a field goal in four Super Bowls and appear in five Super Bowls.

 

2005 (PATRIOTS):

  • Appeared in 16 games for the 10th consecutive season for New England and converted 20-of-25 field goals and 40-of-41 PATs for 100 points.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at Pittsburgh (9/25).
  • Split the uprights on three-of-four field goals and two PATs at Pittsburgh (9/25) to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. His 35-yard kick with one second remaining in the game was the difference in a 23-20 victory.
  • Nailed a game-winning 29-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining in a 31-28 win at Atlanta (10/9).
  • Converted all four PATs and contributed with a 24-yard pooch punt downed at the four-yard line against Jacksonville (1/7) in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff game.
  • Split the uprights on two-of-three field goals and one PAT at Denver (1/14) in the Divisional Playoffs.

 

2004 (PATRIOTS):

  • Logged one of the finest seasons in his career having converted 31-of-33 field goals (93.9 percent) and hitting all 48 PATs for a career-high and NFL-best 141 points.
  • His 31 field goals tied a career-high set in 1998, while his percentage marked a career-best.
  • Named to his second Pro Bowl.
  • Selected as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November.
  • Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his efforts against St. Louis (11/7) and Pittsburgh in the postseason (1/23).
  • Hit 23 consecutive field goals from October 10 to December 26 and hit 29 of his last 30 field goals, including the playoffs.
  • Split the uprights on all four field goal attempts and four PATs at St. Louis (11/7). Also threw his first career touchdown pass (four yards) to Troy Brown on a fake field goal. His performance earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
  • Tied a career-high with five field goals against Buffalo (11/14) and set a single-game career-high with 17 points.
  • Tied a career-high with six PATs at Cleveland (12/5).
  • Was three-of-four in field goal attempts at the New York Jets (12/26), snapping a string of 23 consecutive field goals.
  • Was five-of-five in field goals and 10-of-10 in PATs for an NFL-leading 25 postseason points.
  • Split the uprights on two field goals against Indianapolis (1/16) in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Converted both field goal attempts in the AFC Championship Game at Pittsburgh (1/23) to earn NFL Special Teams Player of the Week honors. His 48-yard field goal tied the New England postseason record and was the longest field goal in Heinz Field history.
  • Hit his lone field goal attempt and three extra points against Philadelphia (2/6) in Super Bowl XXXIX. Gave the Patriots a 24-14 lead with a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

 

2003 (PATRIOTS):

  • Was 25-of-34 in field goals while contributing with 37-of-38 PATs for 112 points.
  • Hit a season-long 48-yard field goal and five PATs vs. Tennessee (10/5).
  • Split the uprights on his 200th career field goal at Denver (11/3).
  • Nailed three field goals, including the game-winning kick with 41 seconds remaining in overtime to give the club a 23-20 victory at Houston (11/23).
  • Hit one-of-two field goals and two extra points against Tennessee (1/10), including the game-winning 46-yard field goal with 4:06 remaining for a 17-14 victory in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Tied an NFL playoff record with five field goals (31, 25, 27, 21, 34) in a 24-14 victory against Indianapolis (1/18) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Notched one-of-three field goals and three PATs against Carolina in Super Bowl XXXVIII (2/1). Hit the game-winning 41-yard field goal with four seconds remaining for a 32-29 victory, his second game-winning Super Bowl kick in three seasons.

 

2002 (PATRIOTS):

  • Booted 27-of-30 field goals and 36-of-36 PATs for 117 points, the third-highest total of his career.
  • Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Miami (12/29).
  • Was three-of-three in field goal attempts while adding five PATs for a seasonal-best 14 points at the New York Jets (9/15).
  • Hit the game-winning 35-yard field goal in a 41-38 overtime victory against Kansas City (9/22).
  • Was four-of-four in field goal attempts, including a career-best 57-yarder at Chicago (11/10).
  • Was four-of-four in field goals, including the game-tying and game-winning field goals in a 27-24 overtime win vs. Miami (12/29). Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.

 

2001 (PATRIOTS):

  • Converted 24-of-30 field goals and 41-of-42 PATs for 113 points.
  • Had five game-winning field goals, including two in the playoffs.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts at Buffalo (12/16).
  • Was three-of-three in field goals and five-of-five in PATs for a seasonal-best 14 points vs. Indianapolis (9/30).
  • Split the uprights on three field goals and two PATs against San Diego (10/14). Hit the game-winning 44-yard field goal in a 29-26 overtime victory.
  • Nailed a 54-yard field goal against Cleveland (12/9), the second-longest kick in his career. Had a 33-yard pooch punt in fourth quarter that was downed at the Cleveland two-yard line.
  • Scored the entire club’s points on four field goals, including a 23-yard game-winning field goal in a 12-9 win at Buffalo (12/16). Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.
  • Tallied six field goals on seven attempts and added six PATs for 24 postseason points.
  • Was three-of-three in field goals while contributing with one PAT in a 16-13 overtime win vs. Oakland in the Divisional Playoffs (1/19). Hit a 45-yard game-tying kick in the snow with 32 seconds remaining and hit the game-winning 23-yard field goal in overtime for the victory.
  • Contributed with one field goal and three PATs at Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game (1/27).
  • Tallied the game-winning 48-yard field goal as time expired in a 20-17 victory vs. St. Louis in Super Bowl XXXVI (2/3). The kick marked the first time the Super Bowl had been decided on the final play of the game.

 

2000 (PATRIOTS):

  • Converted 27-of-33 field goals and split the uprights on all 25 PATs for 106 points.
  • Was three-of-three in field goals, including the game-winning 22-yard kick with three seconds remaining in a 16-13 victory against Cincinnati (11/19).
  • Split the uprights on three-of-four field goals and three PATs for 12 points against Kansas City (12/4). Hit a 53-yard field goal, which was the longest outdoor kick in his career.
  • Hit the game-winning 24-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining in overtime for a 13-10 victory at Buffalo (12/17).

 

1999 (PATRIOTS):

  • Was 26-of-33 in field goals while adding 29-of-30 PATs for 107 points.
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September after converting seven-of-seven field goal attempts, all eight PAT attempts and two game-winning field goals.
  • Scored a seasonal-high 12 points (three-of-three field goals and three PATs), including the game-winning 23-yard field goal in a 30-28 victory at the New York Jets (9/12).
  • Hit the game-winning 26-yard field goal against Indianapolis (9/19) in a 31-28 win.
  • Had a New England franchise-record streak of PATs snapped at 117 with a blocked attempt at Arizona (10/31).

 

1998 (PATRIOTS):

  • Split the uprights on 31-of-39 field goals and all 32 PATs for a then-career-best 127 points (also includes a two-point conversion).
  • His 31 field goals were a then-career-best.
  • Added nine special teams tackles.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts at New Orleans (10/4) and vs. Miami (11/23) and earned Special Teams Player of the Month honors in October having converted 10-of-11 field goals and nine PATs for 39 points.
  • Converted three-of-four field goals, including a 52-yarder vs. Indianapolis (9/13).
  • Hit all three field goal attempts and three PATs at New Orleans (10/4), including a game-winning 27-yard kick in a 30-27 victory. Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance.
  • Logged a career-high 16 points on four-of-four field goal attempts and four PATs against Kansas City (10/11).
  • Nailed all four field goal attempts and two extra points against Miami (11/23) earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
  • Hit the game-winning 35-yard field goal with three seconds left in a 24-21 victory against San Francisco (12/20).

 

1997 (PATRIOTS):

  • Was 25-of-29 in field goal attempts while contributing with 40 PATs for 115 points.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Buffalo (10/12).
  • Hit the game-winning 34-yard field goal in a 27-24 overtime victory against the New York Jets (9/14).
  • Converted four-of-four field goals and three PATs for 15 points against Buffalo (10/12). Hit a then-career-long 52 yard field goal and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts.
  • Scored all of the Patriots’ points with two field goals (31 and 46 yards) at Pittsburgh (1/3) in the Divisional Playoffs.

 

1996 (PATRIOTS):

  • Converted 27-of-35 field goals and 39-of-42 PATs for 120 points, which ranked third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL.
  • Was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Jacksonville (9/22).
  • His 120 points by a rookie ranked eighth in NFL history.
  • Split the uprights on five-of-six field goals and one-of-two PATs for a season-high 16 points vs. Jacksonville (9/22) earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Hit the game-winning 40-yard field goal in overtime in the 28-25 victory as his field goals made marked a then-career-best, while his attempts are a career-high.
  • Tallied three field goals on three attempts while adding three PATs at Baltimore (10/6). Also contributed with a season-long 50-yard field goal.
  • Contributed with four extra points in the team’s 28-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers (1/5) in the Divisional Playoffs.
  • Converted two-of-three field goals and two PATs against Jacksonville (1/12) in the AFC Championship Game.
  • Made three extra points in the team’s Super Bowl XXXI loss to the Green Bay Packers (1/26).

 

COLLEGE:

  • Four-year letterman who finished as South Dakota State’s all-time leading scorer with 185 career points.
  • Served as the school’s placekicker and also handled punting duties in his final three seasons, earning first-team all-conference honors each year.
  • Split the uprights on 27-of-53 career field goals with 104-of-114 PATs. Also added 144 career punts.
  • Tallied 47 points as a senior and tied a career-long kick with a 51-yard field goal. Originally set the school record with a 51-yard field goal as a sophomore.
  • Led the conference with a 43.5 punting average as a senior, which also ranked fourth in Division II. Contributed with a career-long 77-yard kick.
  • Earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior.
  • Holds a degree in fitness and wellness.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Rapid City (S.D.) Central High School and lettered in football, soccer, track and wrestling.
  • Earned first-team all-state honors in 1991.
  • Vinatieri and his wife, Valerie, reside with their sons, A.J. and Gabriel, and daughter, Allison.
  • Born in Yankton, S.D.
 

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