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American football placekicker Matthew Phillip Prater plays for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals.



His initial contract with the Detroit Lions came in 2006 as an undrafted free agent. After serving a suspension for breaching the NFL’s substance abuse policy, he was released by the Denver Broncos.

He set NFL records for consecutive field goal conversions of 50+ yards (14 field goals) and 55+ with the Lions in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.



Prater was named to the second-team All-State, first-team All-Conference, and All-Southwest Florida. He scored 14 field goals, including one of 49 yards, and 56 for 58 extra point tries during his high school football career with the Estero Wildcats.

Prater, who is recognized as the creator of the Rugby punt, which is now popular throughout the NCAA and is employed by multiple schools, converted 84% of his kickoffs in the end zone for touchbacks.


He was perfect 4-for-4 on kicks of 40 yards or more and made field goals on 10 of his 13 attempts as a kicker. He set school and MAC records with a punt average of 47.9 yards in 2003 when he was the nation’s top punter.

Prater scored 50 of 74 field goal tries in 46 games over four years with UCF, with a height of 53 yards. With 50 field goals, he shares the school record, and his 258 points put him in fourth place all-time.

In the 2005 Hawaii Bowl, he was known as the player that cost UCF the match and handed Nevada a 49-48 victory.

Does Matt Prater Have Any Siblings?



Although Prater has siblings, he has not disclosed any information about them to the outside world despite the fact that he is famous.

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