American football player Arizona Cardinals placekicker Matthew Phillip Prater plays for the National Football League team. He was born on August 10th, 1984.
He is recognized as one of the best long-distance kickers in NFL history and currently holds the NFL record for most 50+ yard field goals in a career. He held the NFL record for the farthest field goal from 2013 until 2021. (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.Justin Tucker surpassed Matt Prater, who had previously held the mark, who, when playing for the Denver Broncos in a 2013 game against the Tennessee Titans, drilled a 64-yard try to close the first half.
Prater’s goal came at Mile High in Denver, while Tucker’s came while playing in a dome in Detroit.