Matthew Phillip Prater plays placekicking for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League in American football.
In 2006, the Detroit Lions made the risky decision to sign him as an undrafted free agent. The Denver Broncos made the decision not to re-sign him after he served his suspension for violating the NFL’s substance use policy, and they let him go.
He established records for the most consecutive – goal conversions of 50+ yards (14 field goals) and 55+ throughout the 2016 and 2017 NFL seasons.
For his work with the Lions, Prater was named to the second team of All-State, the first team of All-Conference, and the All-Southwest Florida team.
He scored 14 field goals, the longest of which was from 49 yards, and 56 of his 58 extra-point attempts while playing high school football for the Estero Wildcats.
Prater is famous as the inventor of the rugby punt, which is now used by many teams and is popular throughout the NCAA.
Prater successfully touched back 84% of the kickoffs he attempted in the end zone. The “perfectionist” of the rugby punt is Prater.
He made 10 of his thirteen field goal tries, making a perfect four out of four field goals from at least 40 yards away. His punt average in 2003 was 47.9 yards, breaking both school and MAC records.
He was the nation’s best punter that year as well. During his four years and 46 games as a player for UCF, Prater scored on 50 of 74 goal attempts.
His 53-yard field goal was his longest. With 258 points, he has moved into fourth position all-time in the scoring history of the school, where the field goal record is 50.
He was cited as the player who gave Nevada a 49-48 victory over UCF in the 2005 Hawaii Bowl and was given credit for losing UCF the match.
Is Matt Prater Married?
Prater is a family man who is married with children.
Who Is Matt Prater’s Wife, Kate Prater?
Kati Prater is Matt Prater’s wife, and the two of them are happily married (Kati Rene Stark). According to the information provided in her bio on Instagram, she is the owner of the eyelash business known as Lash Lounge Birmingham.