American football player Matthew Phillip Prater is a placekicker for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals. He was born on August 10, 1984.
He is regarded as one of the top long-distance kickers in NFL history and presently holds the NFL record for most 50+ yard field goals in a career. From 2013 until 2021, he owned the NFL record for the farthest field goal (64 yards).
He was initially signed by the Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and played college football for UCF. After serving a suspension for breaching the NFL’s substance abuse policy, he was released by the Denver Broncos.
Prater established NFL records for consecutive – goal conversions of 50+ yards (14 field goals) and 55+ yards with the Lions in the 2016 and 2017 seasons (seven field goals).
Matt Prater kicks a field goal from 64 yards, which is the longest in NFL history. Broncos placekicker makes the longest NFL field goal On December 8, 2013, Matt Prater makes a 64-yard field goal to close out the first half.
The 64-yard field goal that the 37-year-old kicker made while playing for the Denver Broncos holds the NFL record for the longest field goal.