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Matt Bryant

Matt Bryant had a long career in the NFL, but it took years before the Place Kicker made it to the premier league of American Football.

After plating in the Arena League and NFL Europe, Bryant finally made it to the NFL in 2002 with the New York Giants.  Bryant bounced around through the 2000s, playing for Frankfurt (Europe), Indianapolis, Miami, Tampa Bay, and Florida (UFL) before landing in Atlanta in 2009.  It was as a Falcon that he would have his greatest success.

Bryant plied his trade for the Falcons for ten seasons, going to the Pro Bowl in 2016, in a year where he led the NFL in Points.  He also had the highest Field Goal Percentage in 2011 and was third in two more seasons.  At the time of his retirement, Bryant was 12th all-time in Field Goals (397).

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bridge City, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Position: Place Kicker
  • Played For: Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • College: Baylor
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 2000
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Pro Bowl (2016)
    All-Rookie (2002)
    Most Points Scored (2016)
    Most Extra Points Made (2016)
    Most Extra Point Attempts (2016)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (2011)
    Super Bowl Rings (None) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (6) (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 & 2017)
    Top Ten Finishes: Extra Points Made (5) (2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 & 2017)
    Top Ten Finishes: Extra Point Attempts (4) (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2016)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals Made (8) (2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2017)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals Made (7) (2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016 & 2017)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (5) (2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 & 2018)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    12. Field Goals Made: 397
    13. Points Scored: 1,758
    14. Field Goal Percentage: 85.560%
    17. Extra Points Made: 567
    18. Extra Point Attempts: 575
    19. Field Goal Attempts: 464
    40. Extra Point Percentage: 98.609%
    67. Games Played: 241

Should Matt Bryant be in the Hall of Fame?

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