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Encyclopedia > Nate Kaeding
Nate Kaeding
Date of birth March 26, 1982 (age 24)
Place of birth Flag of United States Iowa City, IA
Position(s) Kicker
College Iowa
NFL Draft 2004 / Round 3/ Pick 65
Pro Bowls 2007
Awards 2002 Lou Groza Award
Statistics
  • CBS.com
Team(s)
2004-present San Diego Chargers

Nate Kaeding (born March 26, 1982) is an American football placekicker who currently plays for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2004 in the 3rd round with a pick acquired from Rivers-Manning Trade. The Coralville, Iowa native played college football at the University of Iowa, where he won the Lou Groza Award in 2002. His nickname is "Big Game Nate." He had lived up to the nickname even in high school by playing in state championship games for three different sports (basketball, football and soccer) at Iowa City West High School. March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Iowa City is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,220. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Placekicker, or simply Kicker, is the title of the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Iowa, or Iowa for short, is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... The Lou Groza Award is presented annually to the nations top college football placekicker by the Palm Beach Sports Commission. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Placekicker, or simply Kicker, is the title of the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Rivers-Manning Trade was a notorious NFL trade that occurred on the first day of the 2004 NFL Draft. ... Coralville is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. ... The University of Iowa, or Iowa for short, is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... The Lou Groza Award is presented annually to the nations top college football placekicker by the Palm Beach Sports Commission. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


In January, 2005, Kaeding became only the second rookie in NFL history to attempt a potential game-winning field goal in the playoffs, in the 4th quarter or overtime. His attempt missed, and the Chargers lost in the wild card round to the New York Jets, who won the game on a Doug Brien field goal. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A field goal (formerly goal from the field) is a general term used in some sports wherein a goal may be scored either during general play (from the field) or via some sort of free shot. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... Douglas Robert Brien (born November 24, 1970) was an American football placekicker. ...


In the 2007 Pro Bowl, Kaeding kicked a game winning 21 yard field goal with 4 seconds left.


Kaeding's postseason struggles continued in the 2006 NFL Playoffs, when he missed a game tying 54-yard field goal attempt against the New England Patriots. He had not missed a field goal at home in the previous two years prior to that 54-yard attempt. The National Football League playoffs for the 2006 season will lead up to Super Bowl XLI, which will be played at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on February 4, 2007. ... 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 Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Nate not great – but teammates support him | The San Diego Union-Tribune (646 words)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nate Kaeding remembered the scene as though he were there, even though it was two or three years ago and he was an eyewitness only through his television.
Kaeding did not make any excuses for his recent struggles – after making his first nine field goals, he missed three of his next seven before yesterday's second half – but nor did he offer an explanation.
Kaeding, 22, hadn't kicked a winning field goal since his sophomore season at Iowa, when he nailed a 47-yarder with 44 seconds left to beat Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl.
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