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Encyclopedia > Adam Vinatieri
Adam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri in 2007
Indianapolis ColtsNo. 4
Placekicker
Date of Birth: December 28, 1972 (1972-12-28) (age 34)
Place of Birth: Yankton, South Dakota
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
National Football League Debut
1996 for the New England Patriots
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: South Dakota State
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Stats at NFL.com

Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972 in Yankton, South Dakota) is an American football placekicker currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts. He is best known for his tenure with the New England Patriots from 1996 to 2005, during which he played in four Super Bowls, winning three. Vinatieri also won a championship following the 2006 NFL season with Indianapolis. Vinatieri is the first kicker ever to play in five Super Bowls and win four Super Bowl rings. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 449 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (701 × 936 pixel, file size: 257 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 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Vinatieri is generally considered the best clutch kicker in the history of the National Football League.[1] Nicknamed "Automatic Adam" for his accuracy, and "Iceman" for his incredible poise under pressure, Vinatieri has converted several of the most pressurized field goals in NFL history, including game-winning kicks in the final seconds of two Super Bowls. With his impressive professional resumé, many football analysts believe that Vinatieri will eventually land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a realm typically unfriendly to placekickers (only one pure placekicker, Jan Stenerud, is currently enshrined). In American sports terminology, clutch means performing well under extreme pressure. ... NFL redirects here. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Jan Stenerud (born November 26, 1942, in Fetsund, Norway) is a former football player for the Kansas City Chiefs (1967-1979), Green Bay Packers (1980-1983), and Minnesota Vikings (1984-1985) of the National Football League. ...

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Football

High School

Adam attended Central High School (Rapid City, South Dakota) and was a letterman in football, wrestling, soccer, and track. In football, he garnered first team All-State honors as a senior. Adam Vinatieri graduated from Central High School in 1991. Rapid City is a city located in the western part of South Dakota and is second largest city in the state of South Dakota after Sioux Falls. ...


College Career

Vinatieri was originally recruited to kick for Army and attended West Point for several weeks in 1991 before deciding to return home to South Dakota. He was a four-year letterman at South Dakota State University as a placekicker and punter. He finished up his college years of football as the school's all-time scoring leader with 185 career points scored. (His younger brother Beau was a place kicker at Black Hills State University before graduating in 2003). This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... USMA redirects here. ... South Dakota State University is home to Julia, the Alaskan. ... Black Hills State University was founded in 1883 as Dakota Territorial Normal School for teacher training. ...


Early Professional Career

He spent the fall of 1995 training to compete professionally. He received a tryout for the World League of American Football, now known as NFL Europa, and earned a roster position with the Amsterdam Admirals as a placekicker and punter. The World League of American Football (WLAF) was founded in 1990 with support from the NFL to play semi-professional American Football in North America, Europe and later maybe Asia. ... NFL Europa is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... Year Founded 1995 Home Field Amsterdam ArenA City Amsterdam, Netherlands Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, Green, and White Head Coach Bart Andrus Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl XIII (2005) The Amsterdam Admirals is a NFL Europa team based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ...


New England Patriots

In 1996 he was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent to be a place kicker. He played in New England for the first 10 years of his NFL career, during which he played in four Super Bowls, winning three. His first Super Bowl appearance was in his rookie season of 1996, when he played with the Patriots in their 35-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI. One of his kickoffs in the Super Bowl was returned by Desmond Howard a Super Bowl record 99 yards for a touchdown, winning the game for Green Bay. The term undrafted free agent is the common name for a football player who is eligible for the NFL Draft, but is not selected. ... NFL redirects here. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Packers redirects here. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show...


In the 2001 playoffs, during a blizzard against the Oakland Raiders in the final game at Foxboro Stadium, Vinatieri kicked a 45-yard field goal (that just barely made it over the crossbar) to tie the game 13-13 and send it into overtime. The Patriots then won the game on another field goal of 23 yards by Vinatieri. That 45-yard kick into the wind during a driving snowstorm is regarded as one of the greatest clutch plays (and the greatest kick) in NFL history. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... For the present stadium in Foxborough, see Gillette Stadium. ...


In Super Bowl XXXVI he kicked a 48-yard field goal on the final play to give the New England Patriots their first Super Bowl victory, a 20-17 win over the St. Louis Rams. Two years later, and in an almost identical situation, he kicked a 41-yard field goal with 4 seconds left in Super Bowl XXXVIII to boost the Patriots to another championship (after missing one field goal and having another attempt blocked in the first half). This time, the Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers, 32-29, making Vinatieri the first player ever to be the deciding factor in two Super Bowl games (Vinatieri kept the balls used on both those kicks). Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... City St. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


Vinatieri led the NFL in scoring in 2004 with 141 points (31-for-33 on field goals, and a perfect 48-for-48 on points after touchdown or PATs). His best game of the season came against the St. Louis Rams, against whom he scored 16 points (4 field goals, 4 PATs), and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Troy Brown on a fake field goal attempt (that pass gives him a career passer rating of 122.9). [2] He went on to score a field goal and 3 extra points in the Patriots 24-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. The 2004 St. ... Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S...


To date, Vinatieri has kicked 20 game-winning field goals with less than one minute remaining (out of 21 attempts; his lone miss came in 1999), including those mentioned in the postseason. At the conclusion of the 2005 season, he had a career field goal percentage of 81.9 percent (263/321), fifth highest in NFL history. His career long is 57 yards.


He has a reputation as a toughnosed defender on kickoff returns. In his third season with the Patriots, 1998, Vinatieri made 6 tackles and 1 assist on 71 kickoff returns: i.e., he was directly responsible for stopping almost 10% of his own kickoff returns. Throughout his first 10 seasons, he made 20 tackles and 7 assists. 726 of his kickoffs were returned during those years, but only 2 were returned for touchdowns. The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ...


In his time in New England, he was very active in his home town and state which includes helping Christian athletes, D.A.R.E., and the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau. He was a spokesperson for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island's teen anti-smoking contest, and also appeared in commercials for Boston-based pizza Papa Gino's. His hobbies include hunting, riding motorcycles and golfing. He is married, and has two children. This article is about the U.S. State. ... Papa Ginos is a restaurant chain based in Dedham, Massachusetts specializing in American-style pizza along with pasta, subs, salads, and a variety of appetizers. ... This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


Vinatieri finished his 10 seasons with the Patriots as the team's all time leading scorer with 1,158 points.


Indianapolis Colts

After the 2005 season, the Patriots chose not to place the franchise tag on Vinatieri as they had the year before, allowing him to become a free agent. He had visited with the Green Bay Packers, but left without a contract offer. On March 22, 2006, Vinatieri signed with the Indianapolis Colts, replacing Mike Vanderjagt who was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. Vinatieri was signed to a five year contract and received a $3.5 million signing bonus. Every year each National Football League team is allowed to designate a player who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent as a franchise player. ... Packers redirects here. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970... Michael Mike Vanderjagt (born March 24, 1970 in Oakville, Ontario), is a Canadian professional gridiron football placekicker who has played in both the Canadian Football League and National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National...

"When the Colts called, I told my agent, `Let's not screw around,' " said Vinatieri, in his first extensive comments regarding his departure from New England. "I told him, 'If Indy is interested, let's get this done.'" ... Vinatieri said he has no regrets about not giving the Patriots a chance to counter the offer.[3] Meanings of Patriot: Patriotism The Patriot, movie The MIM-104 Patriot missile system a code word used by Nazis to signify Nazi The United States Patriot Act In the American Revolutionary War, those who supported the American cause, were called Patriots. ...

Because of this, despite past success with the Patriots, when Vinatieri comes to attempt a kick in New England he is always booed "out of the building".


Vinatieri has had one kick blocked in the RCA Dome. With the New England Patriots, Vinatieri was perfect against the Colts in Indy. The RCA Dome is a domed stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana which is the home of the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present...


In the second round of the 2006 AFC playoffs, Vinatieri kicked a playoff record-tying 5 field goals in the Colts 15-6 upset of the favored Baltimore Ravens. The record of 5 field goals in a playoff game is one Vinatieri originally set himself against the Colts in the 2003 AFC Championship game. City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore...


The Colts reached Super Bowl XLI after defeating the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. It was Vinatieri's fifth Super Bowl appearance, and his first with the Colts. The Colts defeated the Chicago Bears by a score of 29-17. Vinatieri was 3 for 4 on field goals, and 2 for 2 on points after touchdowns. He missed a 36 yard kick wide left at the end of the first half--the third time he has missed a kick in the Super Bowl. Although the Colts scored 3 touchdowns, the snap for the first point after was bobbled by the place holder, resulting in no kick. Super Bowl XLI is his fourth Super Bowl victory, one behind the record held by Charles Haley. Vinatieri finished the 2006-07 postseason with 49 total points and 14 field goals, both NFL records. He is the only player to have 3 or more field goals in 4 consecutive postseason games. Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Charles Lewis Haley (born January 6, 1964, Lynchburg, Virginia) is a former American Football Linebacker/Defensive End who played for the San Francisco 49ers (1986-1991, 1999) and the Dallas Cowboys (1992-1996). ...


During the week 10 game of the Colts' 2007 season against San Diego, Vinatieri missed a 29-yard field goal wide right with 1:34 remaining that would likely have given the Colts a 24-23 victory; it was the first time he had missed a fourth-quarter game-winning kick since October 10, 1999, against the Chiefs. The Colts ended up losing the game.[4] Chargers redirects here. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League...


Career stats

These statistics are accurate as of December 31, 2006.

Season PAT PAT Pct. 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FG-FGA FG Pct. Long Points
1996 39/42 92.9% 1/1 9/10 8/8 8/14 1/2 27/35 77.1% 50 120
1997 40/40 100.0% 0/0 11/11 7/9 6/8 1/1 25/29 86.2% 52 115
1998 32/32 100.0% 3/3 8/8 9/14 9/12 2/2 31/39 79.5% 55 125
1999 29/30 96.7% 1/1 14/14 5/7 5/9 1/2 26/33 78.8% 51 107
2000 25/25 100.0% 0/0 11/13 8/9 7/8 1/3 27/33 81.8% 53 106
2001 41/42 97.6% 1/1 8/8 7/8 7/12 1/1 24/30 80.0% 54 113
2002 36/36 100.0% 0/0 6/6 12/12 8/10 1/2 27/30 90.0% 57 117
2003 37/38 97.4% 0/0 16/17 4/8 5/8 0/1 25/34 73.5% 48 112
2004 48/48 100.0% 0/0 13/13 7/7 11/12 0/1 31/33 93.9% 48 141
2005 40/41 97.6% 0/0 7/7 9/10 4/6 0/2 20/25 80.0% 49 100
2006 38/38 100.0% 1/1 3/3 12/13 9/10 0/1 25/28 89.3% 48 113
TOTALS 405/412 98.3% 7/7 106/110 88/105 79/109 8/18 288/349 82.5% 57 1269

Honors and awards

  • 4-time Super Bowl Champion (2001 Patriots, 2003 Patriots, 2004 Patriots, 2006 Colts)
  • 2003 Pro Bowl starter
  • 2005 Pro Bowl starter

The 2003 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 2003 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2005 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played February 13, 2005 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ...

NFL Records

  • Vinatieri holds the record for most postseason field goals in a career, with 40, which he set during the 2006 season, surpassing Gary Anderson's previous record of 34
  • Most consecutive games in a single postseason with 3+ field goals: 4
  • Most points in postseason, career: 167
  • Most field goals in a single postseason: 14
  • Most Field Goals Lifetime in Super Bowl: 7
  • Most (One Point) Extra Points Lifetime in Super Bowl: 13
  • Record for most total points in a single postseason: 49 in 2006 (surpassing Terrell Davis' previous record of 48)
  • Most Field Goals in a single NFL postseason game: 5 (tied with Steve Christie and Chuck Nelson); achieved twice, with the Patriots vs. the Colts in the 2003-04 AFC Championship, and with the Colts vs. the Baltimore Ravens in 2006

For other persons named Gary Anderson, see Gary Anderson (disambiguation). ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. ... Steve Christie was an NFL kicker, who as a member of the Buffalo Bills became known for his ability to kick clutch field goals, even in poor weather. ... Chuck Nelson (born February 2, 1960 in Seattle, Washington) is a former professional American football player who played placekicker for five seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Minnesota Vikings. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore...

Personal

Adam and his wife Valeri and their two children reside in Carmel, Indiana during the football season and Celebration, Florida during the off-season. He is the second of four children. His great-great grandfather is Felix Vinatieri, an Italian immigrant who served as General George Armstrong Custer's bandmaster [5] [6]. Adam said in an interview that Gen. Custer told Felix Vinatieri to head back to camp instead of going ahead with the regiment to Little Big Horn, and that this decision saved his great-great grandfather's life. He is also a third cousin to the famous daredevil, Evel Knievel. Carmel (IPA: ) is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. ... Celebration, Florida is a census-designated place and an unincorporated master-planned community in Osceola County in the U.S. state of Florida, near Walt Disney World Resort. ... Custer redirects here. ... Robert Craig Evel Knievel, Jr. ...


A collection of Felix Vinatieri manuscripts and instruments can be found at the National Music Museum located in Vermillion, South Dakota. http://www.usd.edu/smm/vinatieri.html


References

  1. ^ [1]Mr. Clutch
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated, September 24, 2007, p. 30
  3. ^ Vinatieri shunned Patriots, Boston Globe
  4. ^ A foot for the clutch, Boston Globe
  5. ^ The 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment Fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  6. ^ The Patriots: Adam Vinatieri, Daredevil

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