Players

Matt Bryant
K #3
Height:
5-9
Weight:
203
Age:
40
College:
Baylor
Experience:
15

Quick Stats (2015):

FGA
18
FGM
14
PCT
77.8
LNG
47
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 6 62 353 300 85 433 429 99.1 2 411 61.5 25 371 20.7
2015 ATL 10 0 0 47 18 14 77.8 26 26 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 ATL 16 0 1 54 32 29 90.6 40 40 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 ATL 16 0 0 53 27 24 88.9 39 39 100 0 0 -- 0 0 --
2012 ATL 16 0 0 55 38 33 86.8 44 44 100 0 0 -- 0 0 --
2011 ATL 16 0 0 51 29 27 93.1 45 45 100 0 0 -- 0 0 --
2010 ATL 16 0 1 51 31 28 90.3 44 44 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 ATL 5 0 2 51 10 7 70 10 10 100 0 0 -- 0 0 --
2008 TB 16 0 0 49 38 32 84.2 36 35 97.2 1 82 62.9 6 74 20.8
2007 TB 16 0 0 49 33 28 84.8 34 34 100 0 78 60 6 67 19.8
2006 TB 16 0 0 62 22 17 77.3 23 22 95.7 1 53 62.2 4 46 18.4
2005 TB 15 0 0 50 25 21 84 31 31 100 0 66 62.7 5 60 21.7
2004 MIA 3 0 0 47 3 3 100 7 7 100 0 12 63.7 0 12 18.9
2004 IND 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 5 100 0 6 59.5 0 6 20
2003 NYG 11 0 1 47 14 11 78.6 17 17 100 0 39 60.4 2 34 20.4
2002 NYG 16 0 1 47 32 26 81.3 32 30 93.8 0 75 60.4 2 72 22.5
Recent Games
WKOppResultOverall FGsPATKickoffs
BlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
1 PHI W 26-24 0 47 4 4 100 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2 @NYG W 24-20 0 42 1 1 100 3 3 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
3 @DAL W 39-28 0 32 1 1 100 4 4 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
4 HOU W 48-21 0 0 0 0 -- 6 6 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
5 WAS W 25-19 0 42 4 2 50 1 1 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
6 @NO L 21-31 0 0 0 0 -- 3 3 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
7 @TEN W 10-7 0 27 2 1 50 1 1 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
8 TB L 20-23 0 24 2 2 100 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
9 @SF L 16-17 0 44 3 3 100 1 1 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
11 IND L 21-24 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
12 MIN L 10-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @TB L 19-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Transactions

Originally signed as a free agent by the New York Giants in 2002 and was allocated to NFL Europa. Released by the Giants in 2004 and competed in four games between the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on March 2, 2005. Released by the Buccaneers on September 5, 2009 and competed with the Florida Tuskers of the UFL. Signed by the Falcons as a free agent on December 1, 2009. Signed by the Falcons as a free agent on July 29, 2011.

2014 (Falcons)

Connected on 29 of his 32 field goals, including several game winners, and moved into second on the franchise’s all-time scoring list. Also had an NFL best seven kicks from 50-yards-or-longer. Became the fourth player in NFL history to kick a 50+ yard field goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to force overtime in addition to converting a 50+ game-winning field goal in overtime vs. New Orleans (9/7). Made eight extra points and passed Mick Luckhurst as the second leading scorer for the Atlanta Falcons scoring 562 total points with the Falcons vs. Tampa Bay (9/18). Was four-for-four on field goals, which marked the ninth time in his career he’s made four field goals in a single game. He also made two extra points which pushed him over the 600 point mark (601), making him the second player in Atlanta Falcon history to reach 600 points at Tampa Bay (11/9). For the second straight week he was four-of-four on field goals, and made the go-ahead 44 yard field goal in the fourth quarter. This marked the 10th time in his career that he’s made four field goals in a single game. He has made 29 consecutive field goals inside the 50, a mark dating back to 2013 at Carolina (11/16). Was 5/5 on field goal attempts, which is a career high. His 17 total points tied him for the fourth point total by any kicker in a single game in franchise history vs. Arizona (11/30).

Transactions

Originally signed as a free agent by the New York Giants in 2002 and was allocated to NFL Europa. Released by the Giants in 2004 and competed in four games between the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on March 2, 2005. Released by the Buccaneers on September 5, 2009 and competed with the Florida Tuskers of the UFL. Signed by the Falcons as a free agent on December 1, 2009. Signed by the Falcons as a free agent on July 29, 2011.

2014 (Falcons)

Connected on 29 of his 32 field goals, including several game winners, and moved into second on the franchise’s all-time scoring list. Also had an NFL best seven kicks from 50-yards-or-longer. Became the fourth player in NFL history to kick a 50+ yard field goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to force overtime in addition to converting a 50+ game-winning field goal in overtime vs. New Orleans (9/7). Made eight extra points and passed Mick Luckhurst as the second leading scorer for the Atlanta Falcons scoring 562 total points with the Falcons vs. Tampa Bay (9/18). Was four-for-four on field goals, which marked the ninth time in his career he’s made four field goals in a single game. He also made two extra points which pushed him over the 600 point mark (601), making him the second player in Atlanta Falcon history to reach 600 points at Tampa Bay (11/9). For the second straight week he was four-of-four on field goals, and made the go-ahead 44 yard field goal in the fourth quarter. This marked the 10th time in his career that he’s made four field goals in a single game. He has made 29 consecutive field goals inside the 50, a mark dating back to 2013 at Carolina (11/16). Was 5/5 on field goal attempts, which is a career high. His 17 total points tied him for the fourth point total by any kicker in a single game in franchise history vs. Arizona (11/30).

Career

In six seasons in Atlanta, has connected on 148 of 167 field goals (88.6 percent), including 18 of 24 kicks from beyond 50 yards. Has tallied 666 points during his Falcons career, which ranks second in team history. Connected on 24 of 27 field goal attempts in 2013, including a 36-yard game winner against the Buffalo Bills in Week 13. His 88.9 field goal percentage was the third highest of his career and his best mark since making a career-high 93.1 percent of his kicks in 2011. Moved into third on the Falcons all-time scoring list after posting six points against the Rams with three extra points and a 38-yard field goal (9/15/13). Passed K Jay Feely who amassed 436 points during his four seasons with the Falcons. In 163 career games, has converted 253 of 303 field goal attempts (84.8 pct.), a long kick of 62 yards and 363 of 367 PATs for a total of 1,134 career points. Has connected on 119 field goals since joining the Falcons, which ranks second in club annals behind Morten Andersen who hit 184. Is one of three players in team history to reach the century mark in made field goals. Passed Jay Feely (98) and Mick Luckhurst (115) in 2013. Entered the 2014 season ranking fifth in the NFL among active players with 1,134 total points. Since joining the Falcons in 2009, his 88.1 field goal percentage (119 of 135) fifth in the NFL and is the highest among placekickers attempting at least 100 field goals. Hit 33 of 38 field goal attempts (86.8 percent) in 2012, including all four of his attempts of 50 yards or longer. Also connected on all 44 of his extra point attempts and scored 143 points. Since joining the Falcons in 2009, Bryant has connected on 11 of 14 kicks from 50-yards-or-longer. Hit a 49-yard game winning field goal with 13 seconds remaining in the Falcons NFC Divisional Playoff matchup with the Seattle Seahawks (1/13/13). The kick was his 15th career game winner and his sixth as a Falcon. In 2012, ranked third in the NFL and set a franchise record with 143 points, breaking Jay Feely’s previous record of 138 set in 2002. Connected on all four of his field goal attempts of 50+ yards, including a 55-yard game winner against Oakland (10/14) in 2012. In 2011, set a franchise record by connecting on 30 consecutive field goals, breaking K Norm Johnson’s record of 26 in a row set between 1992 and 1993. Kicked the second-longest game-winning field goal in NFL history after splitting the uprights on a 62-yarder against Philadelphia in 2006. Has earned NFC Player of the Week honors six times (twice with the Buccaneers, the New York Giants and Falcons), including two times in 2010, and player of the month honors once during his career. Has made 15 game-winning field goals in his career, including six as a Falcon.

Extra Points

Attended several events to support the March of Dimes Georgia chapter during the 2010 season. He attended a special Prematurity Town Hall Forum at Zoo Atlanta, Bowling for Babies and an Evening of Excellence, where he and his wife, Melissa, spoke about how the March of Dimes has impacted their lives and the great work that they do to support babies all across the nation. Participated in the Extra Yard partnership program and donated his tickets to the March of Dimes Georgia. Attended a special night at Andretti’s Indoor Karting & Games with several children from the Make A Wish Foundation of Georgia/Alabama, bowling for Challenged Child & Friends and Fishing with the Falcons (a special fishing outing on Lake Lanier with wounded military veterans).

College

A graduate of Baylor University, ranks seventh on the school’s all-time scoring list with 105 points (21 field goals and 42 extra points). His 21 field goals place him fifth in Bears history while his 42 of 42 PATs set the school record with a 100 percent success rate. Attended Trinity Valley Junior College for two years and was twice named a junior college All-America selection.

Personal

Attended Bridge City High School in Texas where his 52-yard field goal is still the school record. Following the 2008 season, was honored by the PFWA with the Halas Award, which goes to the individual in the NFL who overcame the most adversity to succeed during a season. Was named the Buccaneers 2007 Man of the Year and a finalist for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his work on and off the football field. Was the Buccaneers 2008 Ed Block Courage Award recipient. Married to Melissa, and the couple has seven children. The couple’s youngest son, Matthew Tryson, passed away in September of 2008.

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