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Stephen Gostkowski
K #3
Height:
6-1
Weight:
215
Age:
30
College:
Memphis
Hometown:
Madison, Miss.
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014):

FGA
22
FGM
21
PCT
95.5
LNG
53
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 2 54 265 229 86.4 425 424 99.8 1 785 65.3 265 503 22.4
2014 NE 8 0 0 53 22 21 95.5 25 25 100 0 51 64.6 27 24 22
2013 NE 16 0 0 54 41 38 92.7 44 44 100 0 99 64.6 65 32 20.8
2012 NE 16 0 0 53 35 29 82.9 66 66 100 0 111 65 52 59 20.7
2011 NE 16 0 0 50 33 28 84.8 59 59 100 0 103 65.6 41 59 21.6
2010 NE 8 0 0 43 13 10 76.9 26 26 100 0 42 67.9 15 25 24.5
2009 NE 16 0 0 53 31 26 83.9 47 47 100 0 91 67.8 21 70 24.4
2008 NE 16 0 0 50 40 36 90 40 40 100 0 95 64 17 75 22.3
2007 NE 16 0 0 45 24 21 87.5 74 74 100 0 112 64.5 15 92 22.1
2006 NE 16 0 2 52 26 20 76.9 44 43 97.7 1 81 65.5 12 67 23
Recent Games
WKOppResultOverall FGsPATKickoffs
BlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
1 @MIA L 20-33 0 47 2 2 100 2 2 100 0 5 65.6 2 3 --
2 @MIN W 30-7 0 48 3 3 100 3 3 100 0 7 60.1 4 3 --
3 OAK W 16-9 0 36 3 3 100 1 1 100 0 4 65 4 0 --
4 @KC L 14-41 0 0 0 0 -- 2 2 100 0 3 60.7 1 2 --
5 CIN W 43-17 0 48 5 5 100 4 4 100 0 10 66.7 3 7 --
6 @BUF W 37-22 0 53 4 3 75 4 4 100 0 7 66 5 2 --
7 NYJ W 27-25 0 39 2 2 100 3 3 100 0 5 66.4 3 2 --
8 CHI W 51-23 0 39 3 3 100 6 6 100 0 10 64.3 5 5 --

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Biography

Stephen Gostkowski was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Stephen Gostkowski was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gostkowski has hit 198-of-221 career field goal attempts, and his 85.3 percent accuracy rate is the highest in Patriots history and tied for sixth-best in NFL history.
  • Finished the 2012 season with a career-high 153 points, falling just two points shy of Gino Cappelletti’s team record of 155 set in 1964. Connected on all 66 extra point attempts and 29-of-35 field goals on the year.
  • Currently sits in third place on the team’s all-time scoring list with 983 points.
  • He scored over 100 points in each of his first four NFL seasons (103 in 2006, 137 in 2007, 148 in 2008 and 125 in 2009) and in six of first seven campaigns.
  • In 2008, Gostkowski was named to his first career Pro Bowl and also earned a spot on the Associated Press All-Pro First Team.
  • Gostkowski set a Patriots single-season record and led the NFL with 36 successful field goals in 2008.
  • In 2012, Gostkowski led the NFL with 153 points, the most by a Patriots player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and the second highest total in team history (Gino Cappelletti, 155 in 1964).
  • Gostkowski connected on 90 percent of his field goal tries in 2008 (36-for-40), tying the second highest single-season field goal percentage in team history.
  • Gostkowski set an NFL single-season record with 74 successful PAT kicks in 2007.
  • Gostkowski was perfect in the 2006 playoffs, connecting on all eight of his field goals, including a game-winning, 31-yard boot with 1:10 remaining to seal the Patriots’ Divisional Playoff victory at San Diego (1/14/07).
  • Gostkowski kicked the longest field goal in Patriots playoff history when he nailed a 50-yard boot at San Diego (1/14/07).
  • Gostkowski’s 54-yard field goal vs. New Orleans (10/13/13) was the longest field goal in his career.
  • Gostkowski is now 12-of-16 fro 50 yards or more as a member of the Patriots and has the most 50-yard field goals in New England history.
  • Enters 2014 with a team record 107-game scoring streak.
  • Enters 2014 with 24 straight successful fourth-quarter field goal attempts, the longest active streak in the NFL. For his career, Gostkowski is now 63-of-65 on field goals in the fourth quarter.
  • From 2006-2012, Gostkowski successfully converted 38 consecutive fourth-quarter field goal attempts, the longest streak of his career.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2013 (16/0, 2/0)
  • Earned Pro Bowl honors for the second time in his career.
  • Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors for October.
  • Reached the 1,000 point mark his 119th career game, the only player in NFL history to reach that mark in fewer than 120 games.
  • Set a career-high with 21 consecutive field goals made in 2013, falling just two games shy of Adam Vinatieri’s franchise record.
  • Played in all 16 regular-season games and finished first in the NFL with 158 total points, a single-season career high and a Patriots team record, surpassing the 155 total points scored by Gino Cappelletti in 1964. Became one of six players in NFL history to lead the league in scoring in three separate seasons.
  • Converted 38-of-41 field goals, setting the franchise record for most field goals in a season. His 92.7 conversion rate was second highest in team history. The 38 field goals tied for fifth-most in a single season in NFL history.
  • Played in both playoff games and converted all six extra points and the lone field goal he attempted.
  • Converted a career-high three game-winning field goal attempts
  • Week 1 at Buffalo
  • Week 12 vs. Denver (OT)
  • Week 13 at Houston
  • Nailed a game-winning 35-yard field goal with :05 left to give the Patriots a 23-21 season-opening win at Buffalo (9/8).
  • Connected on all three field goal attempts vs. New Orleans (10/13), including a career-long 54-yarder in the third quarter.
  • Successfully converted three PATs and two field goal attempts at N.Y. Jets (10/20), including a 44-yard try with 16 seconds left to tie the score and send the game into overtime.
  • Hit his third career regular season game-winning field goal in overtime vs. Denver (11/24) to cap a Patriots’ 34-31 comeback win. Also set a new team record by scoring in his 102nd straight game.
  • Connected on a game-winning field goal for the second straight game and fourth time in his regular-season career at Houston (12/1). Ended his career-long  streak of 21 straight conversions when he missed a 55-yard attempt in the second quarter. It was the second longest streak in a single season in team history.
  • Made his 200th career field goal vs. Cleveland (12/8) and reached 30 field goals in a season for the second time after setting the franchise record with 36 in 2008. Squibbed the first onside kick recovered by the Patriots since 1995 and first that led to a win since 1964 with 1:01 left that led to the game-winning touchdown. Gostkowski’s 50-yard field goal in the fourth quarter was his 13th in 2013 of 40 or more yards to set a new team mark.
  • Became the third player in team history to reach 1,000 points after two extra points in the first quarter at Baltimore (12/22), joining Adam Vinatieri (1,158) and Gino Cappelletti (1,130).
  • Set a franchise record after increasing his totals to 158 points vs. Buffalo (12/29).
  • Converted all six extra point attempts in the Divisional Playoff vs. Indianapolis (1/11) and was forced into punting duties for the first time in his career after Ryan Allen left in the second quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. Finished with five punts for 209 yards (41.8 avg), including two 50-plus yard kicks.

2012 (16/0, 2/0)
  • Finished the 2012 regular season with an NFL best and career-high 153 points, connecting on all 66 extra point attempts and 29-of-35 field goals.
  • Converted two key field goals in the overtime win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/21). The first was a 43-yard field goal to tie the game as time expired in regulation; and the second was a 48-yarder in overtime to give the Patriots a 29-26 lead and the eventual victory.
  • Hit four-of-five field goal attempts vs. Arizona (9/16). Became the first player in Patriots history to connect on two 50-yard field goals in the same game when he drilled a 51-yarder in the third quarter and tied his career long with a 53-yarder in the fourth quarter.


2011 (16/0, 3/0)
  • Finished the regular season 59-for-59 on extra points and 28-for-33 on field goal attempts, scoring 143 points.
  • Connected on a 29-yard field goal and both extra point attempts in Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants (2/5). Added one special teams tackle.
  • Made all three field goal attempts from 29, 35 and 24 yards and both extra points in a three-point AFC Championship win over the Ravens (1/22).
  • Made good on his lone 20-yard field goal attempt and all six extra point chances in the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos (1/14).
  • Hit field goals from 47 and 20 yards, connecting on five-of-five extra points against the Bills (1/1).
  • Made a touchdown-saving special teams tackle on a Clyde Gates kickoff return in the third quarter. Hit 45 and 42-yard field goals, missing a 51-yarder to close the Patriots’ scoreless first half. Connected on all three extra points against the Dolphins (12/24).
  • Made 21 and 34-yard field goals and five extra points against the Broncos (12/18).
  • Connected on field goals from 23 and 24 yards out and made all four extra points against the Redskins (12/11).
  • Made a 39-yard field goal and four extra points against the Colts (12/4).
  • Made a 45-yard field goal and all five extra point attempts, missing a 39-yarder against the Eagles (11/27).
  • Hit field goals from 21 and 19 yards and four extra points against the Chiefs (11/21)
  • Connected on field goals from 36, 37 and a season-long 50 yards, including the Patriots’ first six points of the game against the Jets (11/13). Made all four extra points and two special teams tackles.
  • Made field goals from 32 and 45-yards, but missed a 27-yarder at the end of a scoreless first half against the Giants. Connected on both extra point attempts (11/6).
  • Connected on a 46-yard field goal and missed a 42-yarder. Made both extra point attempts against the Steelers (10/30).
  • Made 31 and 26-yard field goals as well as both extra point attempts against the Cowboys (10/16).
  • Made field goals from 44, 24 and 28 yards, along with all three extra point attempts against the Jets (10/9).
  • Hit a 44-yard field goal to end the first half and made all four extra point attempts against the Raiders (10/2).
  • Made a 23-yard field goal and was 4-for-4 on extra points against the Bills (9/25).
  • Made both field goal attempts from 22 and 47 yards out and was 3-for-3 on extra points.
  • Went 5-for-5 on extra points, making a 20-yard field goal and missing an 48-yard field goal attempt against the Dolphins (9/12).


2010 (8/0)
  • Placed on injured reserve with a thigh injury on Nov. 10, 2010.
  • Made his only extra point attempt against the Browns, but did not play in the second half due to injury (11/7).
  • Went 4-for-4 on extra points and did not attempt any field goals against Minnesota (10/31). Recorded his 15th touchback of the year as well as one special teams tackle.
  • Made both extra points and all three field goals he attempted - a 40-yard kick and two 35-yards kicks. Also recorded his 14th touchback of the season against San Diego (10/24). Nailed a game-winning 35-yard field goal with 1:56 remaining in overtime, marking his first career game- winning overtime field goal in his first career opportunity. Gostkowski also made a 24-yard field goal to tie the game at 20-20 with 1:51 remaining in regulation against the Ravens and a 26-yard field goal in the first quarter (10/17). Was 2-for-2 on extra points.
  • Hit both field goal attempts (23 and 30-yards) and made 5-of-5 extra points against the Dolphins (10/4).
  • Made his only field goal attempt of the day, a 43-yard kick with 24 seconds left in the first half to put the Patriots up 17-16. Was 3-for-3 on extra points (9/26).
  • Was 2-for-2 on extra points, but missed his only field goal attempt (37 yards) against the Jets (9/19).
  • Connected on 1-of-3 field goal attempts and 3-of-3 extra points against Cincinnati (9/12).


2009 (16/0, 1/0)
  • Kicked in all 16 games and connected on 26 of 31 field goals and 47 of 47 extra points for 125 total points.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 9 vs. Miami) after tying his career-high with four field goals (30, 38, 34 and 40) in the Patriots' 27-17 victory.
  • Went over 100 points on the season with two field goals and two extra points against Carolina (12/13) and finished the season with 125 total points. He has now scored over 100 points in each of his four NFL seasons (103 in 2006, 137 in 2007 and 148 in 2008).
  • Passed Stanley Morgan (408 points) to move into fifth place on the Patriots' all-time scoring list during the victory vs. Atlanta (9/27) and pushed his totals to 513 total points to move into fourth place. Tied his career-high with four field goals in the win over the Falcons.
  • Set a career-long with a 53-yard field goal at Denver (10/11), besting a 52-yard field goal he had vs. Chicago (11/26/06).
  • His 47-yard field goal vs. Carolina (12/13) was the 100th field goal of his career.
  • Tied a team record with eight extra points vs. Tennessee (10/18).
  • Recovered a key fumble in the fourth quarter of the season-opener vs. Buffalo (9/14), diving on a Leodis McKelvin fumble on a kickoff return that was forced by Pierre Woods, giving the Patriots possession at the 31-yard line to help set up the go-ahead touchdown in a come-from-behind 25-24 Patriots win.
  • Recorded a career-high 21 touchbacks, which was tied for second best in the AFC and sixth in the NFL.


2008 (16/0)
  • Named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career in 2008.
  • Named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team.
  • Also selected as an All-Pro by ESPN.com, SI.com, The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly.
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for the month of October, when he made 9-of-10 field goal attempts.
  • Set a Patriots single-season record and led the NFL with 36 field goals.
  • Led the NFL with 148 points, the most by a Patriots player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and the second highest total in team history (Gino Cappelletti, 155 in 1964).
  • Connected on 90 percent of his field goal tries (36-for-40), tying the second highest single-season field goal percentage in team history.
  • Recorded 16 touchbacks.
  • With his 33-yard field goal of the Patriots' 13-0 victory over Buffalo on Dec. 28, set a new Patriots record for points in a season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with 144 points, topping Adam Vinatieri's mark of 141 points set in 2004.
  • While making four-of-four field goal tries against Arizona (12/21), set a Patriots single-season franchise record for the most field goals with his 33rd of the season, breaking Tony Franklin's mark of 32 in 1986.
  • Tied a single-game career high with four field goals made and attempted at the N.Y. Jets (9/14) and equaled the mark in a snowstorm against Arizona (12/21).
  • Set a single-game career high with 17 points (five extra point attempts and four field goals) against Arizona (12/21).


2007 (16/0, 3/0)
  • Set an NFL record for extra point attempts while going a perfect 74-for-74.
  • Finished with a then career-high 137 points for the season while successfully making 21-of-24 field goal attempts in 2007.
  • Set career-highs in extra points made and extra points attempted with eight in the Patriots' dominating 56-10 win over the Buffalo Bills (11/18).
  • Tallied a season-high 12 points while going 6-for-6 on extra point attempts and 2-for-2 on field goal attempts at Dallas (10/14).
  • Set career highs in extra points made and attempted by going 8-for-8 in the Patriots' rout of Buffalo (11/18).
  • Tied a season high with 12 points in the season finale at the N.Y. Giants (12/29), kicking through a season high three field goals and knocking in three extra points to finish the season a perfect 74-for-74 in extra point attempts.
  • Connected on all four extra point attempts while making one-of-two field goal tries in the Patriots' win over Jacksonville in the AFC Divisional playoffs (1/12).


2006 (16/0, 3/0)
  • Saw action in all 16 regular season contests and three postseason games.
  • Made good on 20-of-26 field goals and 43-of-44 extra point opportunities in his rookie season.
  • Made 18 of his last 21 field goal attempts in the regular season.
  • Finished fifth in the AFC with 12 touchbacks.
  • Connected on his first career NFL field goal from 32 yards out in the Patriots' 19-17 victory over Buffalo (9/10).
  • His 52-yard field goal against the Bears (11/26) was the longest by a Patriots player at Gillette Stadium.
  • Connected on all eight of his field goal attempts in the 2006 postseason.
  • Against Indianapolis (11/5), nailed a 49-yard field goal to cut the Colts' lead to 24-17 in the third quarter.
  • Connected on all four field goal attempts and all of his extra point opportunities against Houston (12/17).
  • Nailed a 48-yard field goal to give the Patriots a 3-0 lead in the second quarter at Jacksonville (12/24).
  • Made good on all three field goal attempts and all four extra point opportunities in the wild card playoffs against the Jets (1/7).
  • Gave the Patriots a 3-0 lead with a 50-yard field goal in the first quarter of the divisional playoffs at San Diego (1/14).
  • Connected on his first career game-winning field goal from 31 yards out to give the Patriots a 24-21 lead with 1:10 remaining in the fourth quarter.
  • In the AFC Championship Game at Indianapolis (1/21), gave the Patriots a 31-28 lead with a 28-yard field goal
  • in the fourth quarter. Nailed a 43-yard field goal with 3:49 left to play in the game, giving the Patriots a 34-31 lead.
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  • Finished his collegiate career placing 13th in NCAA Division 1-A history with 369 points and 14th with 70 successful field goals.
  • His 369 career points set a Memphis record, shattering the old mark of 263 points by Joe Allison (1990-93).
  • Made 70-of-92 field goals during his career, good for a 76.1 percent accuracy rate.
  • Over his final two seasons, made 85.7 percent of his field goal attempts (42-of-49).
  • Holds the top three spots on the Tigers' single-season record list for points scored by a kicker, totaling 101 points in 2003, 108 in 2004 and 101 in 2005.
  • His 44 successful extra points in 2003 topped the old school single-season record of 42 by John Cobb (1949), and his 48 extra points in 2004 broke the previous record of 44, which he had established a year earlier.


COLLEGE
  • Finished his collegiate career placing 13th in NCAA Division 1-A history with 369 points and 14th with 70 successful field goals.
  • His 369 career points set a Memphis record, shattering the old mark of 263 points by Joe Allison (1990-93).
  • Made 70-of-92 field goals during his career, good for a 76.1 percent accuracy rate.
  • Over his final two seasons, made 85.7 percent of his field goal attempts (42-of-49).
  • Holds the top three spots on the Tigers' single-season record list for points scored by a kicker, totaling 101 points in 2003, 108 in 2004 and 101 in 2005.
  • His 44 successful extra points in 2003 topped the old school single-season record of 42 by John Cobb (1949), and his 48 extra points in 2004 broke the previous record of 44, which he had established a year earlier.


PERSONAL
  • Stephen Carroll Gostkowski was born the son of Larry and Cindy Gostkowski on Jan. 28, 1984 in Baton Rouge, La.
  • Attended Madison (Miss.) Central High School, where he lettered for four years in football and soccer and three years in baseball.
  • Earned all-state honors in all three sports.
  • Completed his prep baseball career with a 16-2 record and a 1.00 ERA, leading Madison Central to the 2002 Mississippi state championship.
  • Also holds the school record for the longest field goal at 55 yards.
  • Also played baseball at Memphis.
  • Supporter of Tufts University’s Read by the River.
  • Served as an honorary coach in the 2007 BELL Bowl, a fundraiser at Gillette Stadium to benefit the BELL Foundation.
  • In 2008, participated in the United Way of Rhode Island’s Hometown Huddle at the East Providence Boys & Girls Club, teaching club members how to incorporate nutrition and fitness into their daily routines.
  • Participated in the 2008 Salvation Army Holiday Party at Gillette Stadium with nearly 250 children from the Boston and Providence Salvation Army centers.
  • Majored in exercise and sport science at Memphis.
  • Stephen and his wife Hallie have two sons, Slayden Kyle and Gannon William.


EXTRA POINTS
  • As a college freshman, Stephen arrived at the University of Memphis with a partial baseball scholarship and walked on to the school's football team as a kicker. After excelling in his kicking duties, he earned a full football scholarship.
  • In high school, Stephen earned all-state honors in Mississippi in three sports - football, baseball and soccer. In college, he was an All-Conference USA selection in both baseball and football.

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