Placekicker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, Matthew Phillip Prater, also known as Matt Prater, is a professional football player. He stands 1.78 m tall and weighs 91 kg. He went to Estero High School in Estero, Florida, where he played high school football.
He spent four seasons playing college football for the UCF Knights at the University of Central Florida. During his time in college, he participated in 46 games and made 50 of 74 field goals, with a long of 53 yards. With 50 field goals, he shares the school record, and his 258 points place him fourth all-time.
In May 2006, the Detroit Lions signed Prater as an undrafted free agent. He signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons shortly after that. In November 2007, the Miami Dolphins added him to their practice squad. In December 2007, the Denver Broncos acquired Prater from the Dolphins’ practice squad. He signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions in October 2014.
Prater committed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals in March 2021. He kicked three field goals and all four extra points in a 37-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 6 of the 2021 campaign. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his effort.
What Is Matt Prater Position?
Matt Prater plays the position of placekicker for the Arizona Cardinals.