Players

Matt Bryant
K #3
Height:
5-9
Weight:
203
Age:
42
College:
Baylor
Experience:
16

Quick Stats (2017):

FGA
20
FGM
17
PCT
85
LNG
53
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 8 62 410 351 85.6 510 505 99 2 411 61.5 25 371 20.7
2017 ATL 9 0 1 53 20 17 85 20 20 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016 ATL 16 0 1 59 37 34 91.9 57 56 98.2 0 -- -- -- -- --
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 @CHI W 23-17 0 48 3 3 100 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
2 GB W 34-23 0 53 2 2 100 4 4 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
3 @DET W 30-26 0 48 3 3 100 3 3 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
4 BUF L 17-23 0 28 1 1 100 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
6 MIA L 17-20 0 50 2 1 50 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
7 @NE L 7-23 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
8 @NYJ W 25-20 0 45 4 4 100 1 1 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
9 @CAR L 17-20 0 53 1 1 100 2 2 100 0 -- -- -- -- --
10 DAL W 27-7 0 50 2 2 100 3 3 100 0 -- -- -- -- --

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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.

2016 (Falcons)

Named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2016. Converted 34-of-37 field goal attempts, including a 59-yard long, while adding 56 extra points. Lead the league in scoring with 158 points, setting a new franchise record.

Bryant’s 158 points in 2016 led the NFL and rank tied for the 10th most in a single season in NFL history.

Became the Falcons all-time leading scorer, surpassing Morten Andersen (806) against Green Bay (10/30). Has totaled 884 points in his Falcons career.

Surpassed Andersen’s franchise record for career field goals with his 185th kick at Philadelphia (11/13).

Booted a 59-yard field goal against Kansas City (12/4), his longest field goal of the season and the second longest kick of his career.

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.

2016 (Falcons)

Named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2016. Converted 34-of-37 field goal attempts, including a 59-yard long, while adding 56 extra points. Lead the league in scoring with 158 points, setting a new franchise record.

Bryant’s 158 points in 2016 led the NFL and rank tied for the 10th most in a single season in NFL history.

Became the Falcons all-time leading scorer, surpassing Morten Andersen (806) against Green Bay (10/30). Has totaled 884 points in his Falcons career.

Surpassed Andersen’s franchise record for career field goals with his 185th kick at Philadelphia (11/13).

Booted a 59-yard field goal against Kansas City (12/4), his longest field goal of the season and the second longest kick of his career.

CAREER

In eight seasons in Atlanta, has connected on 196 of 222 field goals (88.3 percent), including 24 of 32 kicks from beyond 50 yards. Has tallied 892 points during his Falcons career, breaking the franchise record of 806 points in 2016.

Converted 14-of-18 field goals in 10 games before being placed on injured reserve in 2015. Also made all 26 of his PAT attempts.

Connected on two of his four field goal attempts against Washington (10/11). His streak of 28 straight made field goals was the second-longest in team history behind his stretch of 30 consecutive FGs between 2010 and 2011.

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 in 2014.

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 (9/7/14).

Was five-for-five on field goal attempts,which is a career high. His 17 total points tied him for the fourth-highest point total by any kicker in a single game in franchise history vs. Arizona (11/30/14).

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.

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).

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.

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 seven times (twice with the Buccaneers, the New York Giants and three times with the Falcons), including two times in 2010, and player of the month honors once during his career.

COLLEGE

A graduate of Baylor University, ranked seventh on the school’s all-time scoring list with 105 points (21 field goals and 42 extra points).

His 21 field goals placed 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.

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).

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