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Published: 2015/11/22
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Colts vs 49ers: Adam Vinatieri game winning field goal in OT
Colts vs 49ers: Adam Vinatieri game winning field goal in OT
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Published: 2016/05/31
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#98 Adam Vinatieri (K, Colts) | Top 100 Players of 2015
Published: 2015/05/07
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Adam Vinatieri Sets Guinness World Record at NFL Experience!
Published: 2017/02/04
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Adam Vinatieri Through The Years - Gameday 97 - Madden 16
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Published: 2011/12/11
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Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri on The Dan Patrick Show | Full Interview | 8/16/17
Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri on The Dan Patrick Show | Full Interview | 8/16/17
Published: 2017/08/16
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The Pat McAfee Show Simulcast Ep. 80- Adam Vinatieri Interview 10-12-16
The Pat McAfee Show Simulcast Ep. 80- Adam Vinatieri Interview 10-12-16
Published: 2017/10/15
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Adam Vinatieri interview at Super Bowl LI | Feb 8, 2017
Adam Vinatieri interview at Super Bowl LI | Feb 8, 2017
Published: 2017/02/09
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Adam Vinatieri Kicks Game Winning Field Goal in Super Bowl XXXVIII
Adam Vinatieri Kicks Game Winning Field Goal in Super Bowl XXXVIII
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Adam Vinatieri vs Bears (NFL Week 5 - 2016) - 5/5 FGM! 54 LNG! Machine! | NFL Highlights HD
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Adam Vinatieri: New England
Adam Vinatieri: New England 'Will Always Hold True In My Heart'
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Adam Vinatieri "Da Bears" Commercial
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Adam Vinatieri Discusses Win Over 49ers | Colts vs 49ers Week 5 | Oct 8, 2017
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Adam Vinatieri Smashes Field Goal World Record | TMZ Sports
Adam Vinatieri Smashes Field Goal World Record | TMZ Sports
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Episode 7: Pat McAfee Show with Colts Placekicker Adam Vinatieri
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Fieldgoal by Adam Vinatieri - Superbowl 36
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Pat McAfee, Adam Vinatieri know the success to beating Peyton Manning
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The Best of Adam Vinatieri
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Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri Believes Tom Brady Will Retire a Patriot | The Dan Patrick Show
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Adam Vinatieri hits game winning 51-yarder
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Adam Vinatieri Scores 2000 Career Points || 2000 Subscriber Thank You
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Colts Placekicker Adam Vinatieri Talks Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning XVII - 1/21/16
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Adam Vinatieri Hits Longest Field Goal as a Colt in Game Winner || 4 Days until Kickoff
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Adam Vinatieri’s 51-Yard Game Winning Field Goal | 49ers vs Colts Week 5
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Pat McAfee Talks Hanging Out with Adam Vinatieri (3/21/17)
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Vinatieri Is Vinatieri
Published: 2007/01/17
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2014 - Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri misses 46-yard field goal attempt, ends streak
2014 - Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri misses 46-yard field goal attempt, ends streak
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Published: 2015/08/23
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Adam Vinatieri misses and hits 56 yard field goals
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The Pat Mcafee Show: PMS 080 - The GOAT; Adam Vinatieri
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Adam Vinatieri Sets NFL Record With 43rd Consecutive Field Goal || Week 7 Colts at Titans
Published: 2016/10/26
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Published: 2011/01/03
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Adam Vinatieri
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Vinatieri in 2007
No. 4 – Indianapolis Colts
Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth: Yankton, South Dakota
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Rapid City (SD) Central
College: South Dakota State
Undrafted: 1996
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2017
Field goals: 542/642(84.4%)
Longest field goal: 57
Points scored: 2,395
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972) is an American football placekicker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He has played in five Super Bowls: four with the New England Patriots and one with the Colts. Vinatieri won Super Bowls in 2001, 2003, and 2004 with the Patriots, as well as in 2006 with the Colts. Among placekickers, he holds NFL records for most Super Bowl appearances (5) and most Super Bowl wins (4). He also holds NFL records, among all players, for most postseason points scored (234), and most overtime field goals made (12). He is the only player ever to score 1,000 points with two different teams. As of the 2016 season, Vinatieri, 44, is the oldest active player in the NFL.[1] Vinatieri has converted the 2nd most field-goals in NFL history (542)as well as attempted the 3rd most field-goals in NFL history (642).[2][3]

Vinatieri has been called "Mr. Clutch" by the media due to his reputation for success when kicking under pressure during his tenure in the NFL.[4] Nicknamed "Automatic Adam" for his accuracy, and "Iceman" for his poise under pressure,[5] Vinatieri has converted several of the most crucial field goals in NFL history, including the game-tying and winning kicks in blizzard conditions in the infamous "Tuck Rule Game", and game-winning kicks in the final seconds of two Super Bowls (XXXVI and XXXVIII).

Early years[edit]

Vinatieri was born in Yankton, South Dakota, the son of Judy M. (Goeken) and Paul Vinatieri. His great-great-grandfather was Italian, and his other ancestry includes German and English.[6][7] He is the second of four children.[8] His younger brother Beau was a place kicker at Black Hills State University before graduating in 2003.

Vinatieri attended Central High School (Rapid City, South Dakota) and was a letterman in football, wrestling, basketball, soccer, and track. In football, he earned first team All-State honors as a senior. He graduated from Central High School in 1991. Before starting at kicker, Vinatieri was quarterback and middle linebacker. When asked why he no longer played one of those positions, he replied, "I quit growing."[citation needed]

College career[edit]

Vinatieri was originally recruited to kick for Army and attended West Point for two weeks in 1991 before deciding to return home to South Dakota.[9] He was a four-year letterman at South Dakota State University as a placekicker and punter. He finished his college career as SDSU's all-time leading scorer with 185 career points.

Professional career[edit]

Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Vinatieri spent the fall of 1995 training to compete professionally. He received a tryout for the World League of American Football (later rebranded as NFL Europe), now defunct, and earned a roster position with the Amsterdam Admirals as a placekicker and punter.

New England Patriots (1996–2005)[edit]

1996-2000: early years[edit]

In 1996, Vinatieri was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent to be a placekicker. He played in New England for the first 10 years of his NFL career, during which he played in four Super Bowls, winning three titles. In his rookie season, he chased down and tackled Dallas Cowboys returner Herschel Walker on a kickoff, leading then-Patriots head coach Bill Parcells to tell his rookie kicker "You're not a kicker—you're a football player." 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 It was a Super Bowl-record 99 yards for a touchdown that ended the Patriots' bid for a comeback.

2001-2004: three Super Bowls[edit]

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 into a swirling winter wind to tie the game 13–13 and send it into overtime. The Patriots won the game on another field goal of 23 yards by Vinatieri. In Super Bowl XXXVI that season, Vinatieri kicked a 48-yard field goal on the final play to give the New England Patriots their first Super Bowl victory, a 20–17 upset win over the St. Louis Rams, who were 14-point favorites coming into the game. Two years later in the 2003 season, in an almost identical situation, he kicked a 41-yard field goal with four 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 of these kicks).[citation needed]

Vinatieri warming up during the pre-game of Super Bowl XXXIX.

In 2004, Vinatieri led the NFL in scoring with 141 points (31-for-33 on field goals, and a perfect 48-for-48 on points after touchdown or PATs). In a game against the St. Louis Rams, Vinatieri 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).[10] He went on to score a field goal and three extra points in the Patriots 24–21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.

2005 season[edit]

By the time Vinatieri finished his final season with the Patriots in 2005, he had kicked 18 game-winning field goals with less than one minute remaining, including 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. In his time in New England, his community involvement included 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. Vinatieri finished his 10 seasons with the Patriots as the team's all-time leading scorer with 1,156 points (that record was surpassed by Vinatieri's replacement, Stephen Gostkowski, in 2014). The Patriots have not re-issued Vinatieri's No. 4 since he left the team.

Indianapolis Colts (2006–present)[edit]

2006 season: fourth Super Bowl[edit]

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 was set on signing in either a warm-weather climate or a team that plays home games in a dome.[11] On March 22, 2006, Vinatieri signed with the Indianapolis Colts, replacing Mike Vanderjagt who signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Vinatieri was signed to a five-year contract and received a $3.5 million signing bonus.

"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.[12]

With the New England Patriots, Vinatieri was a perfect 10-10 in kicks in the RCA Dome. In the second round of the 2006 AFC playoffs, Vinatieri kicked five field goals in the Colts' 15–6 upset of the favored Baltimore Ravens.

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 1 for 2 on points after touchdowns, the miss when punter/holder Hunter Smith fumbled the snap on the extra-point attempt after the Colts' first offensive touchdown. He missed a 36-yard kick wide left at the end of the first half—the third time he had missed a kick in the Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLI was Vinatieri's fourth Super Bowl victory, one behind the record held by Charles Haley and Tom Brady. 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.

2007-2009: records and injury[edit]

During the 2007 season, Vinatieri appeared in all 16 games and was 23–29 field goals (FGs) and 49–51 PATs for 118 points (both missed PATs were blocked).[13] This season marked his 12th consecutive 100+ point season. He kicked his 20th career game-winning FG in the final minute of a 4th quarter of overtime three seconds remaining against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 18, 2007. In the postseason that year, Vinatieri extended his NFL career postseason records in field goals (41), attempts (50), points (172) and consecutive games scoring (22).[13]

During the 2008 season, Vinatieri appeared in 16 games and was 20–25 FGs and 43–43 PATs for 103 points, his 13th consecutive season with over (100+) points.[13] He made a 47-yard game-winner with three seconds remaining against Minnesota on September 14, the 21st of his career. He made a 52-yard FG vs. New England on November 2 with 8:05 remaining for the deciding points in 18–15 victory and was named AFC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week. Later that month, on November 23, Vinatieri hit a game-winner with no time remaining at San Diego. The 51-yard field goal was both his longest game-winning FG and the 22nd game-winning FG of career.[13]

Vinatieri appeared in only six games for the Colts in 2009 due to injury. In July 2009, Vinatieri had surgery on his right hip to alleviate a nagging injury, but the Colts expected that he would be ready for the season.[14] However, Vinatieri struggled early in the season and complained of soreness in his knee. Doctors found loose cartilage in an MRI, and Vinatieri underwent arthroscopic surgery during the Colts' bye week.[15] During this season, punter Pat McAfee assumed Vinatieri's kickoff duties,[16] something he has done ever since. He was expected to miss 4–8 weeks while recovering. The Colts signed former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover to replace him. There was speculation over whether the Colts could cut Vinatieri, but Colts president Bill Polian stated that Vinatieri would return when he was 100% healthy.[17] Vinatieri would remain injured for the entire 2009 regular season as well as throughout the Colts' postseason run to Super Bowl XLIV.[18] Vinatieri did not play in Super Bowl XLIV, which the Colts lost to the New Orleans Saints.

2010-2015: more records[edit]

The 2010 season showed a return to form after his injury-plagued 2009 season. Vinatieri appeared in 15 games that season.[13] In the final game of the regular season in which the Colts claimed the AFC South title, Vinatieri recorded his 23rd career game-winning kick in the final minute of regulation or overtime.[19] He was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time after the game.[19] Some other noteworthy accomplishments for Vinatieri during 2010 include:

  • Became 12th kicker in NFL history to score 1,600 points in career.[13]
  • Became the seventh kicker in NFL history to score 500 plus points with two different teams (850 with Colts; 1,156 with Patriots)
  • Connected on 26 of 28 field goals (92.9 percent) this season, the best percentage among NFL kickers that season with at least 20 attempts
  • On November 14 vs. Cincinnati surpassed Eddie Murray (who had 352 career FGs) for 11th-most FGs made in NFL history[13]
  • His 129 points marked the second-most of his career. It marked the 14th time he surpassed 100 points in a season[13]
  • After being named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week two times during 2010, it marked twelve (12) times during his career (including 8 times with the New England Patriots)[19]

With 53 seconds left in the Colts' Wild Card playoff game against the New York Jets, Vinatieri kicked a 50-yard field goal, his third field goal of the game, to put the Colts ahead 16–14. The Jets later won the game on a 32-yard field goal by Nick Folk as time expired.

On January 11, 2014 against the Patriots in the Divisional Playoff round, Vinatieri became the first player in NFL history to convert 50 field goals in the postseason.[20] On March 11, 2014, Vinatieri signed a two-year extension with the Colts.[21]

Through week 16, Vinatieri was 28/28 in field goals, and was selected to his third career Pro Bowl in December.[22] In the regular season finale against the Tennessee Titans, Vinatieri converted his first field goal but would miss on his second attempt, ending his run at a perfect season. He would finish the season 30/31 in field goals, and did not miss a PAT.[23] On January 2, 2015, Vinatieri was selected by the Associated Press as the First Team All-Pro kicker, his third such selection.[24]

On May 6, Vinatieri was ranked as the 98th best player heading into the 2015 season, becoming the first specialist (kicker or punter) ever to be ranked in the top 100, as well as the oldest player to be ranked.[25] In Week 4, Vinatieri became the Colts all-time leading scorer and the first player in NFL history to score 1,000 points with two different teams.[26] In week 8, he set the NFL's all-time record for overtime field goals made in a career with 10. In Week 11, Vinatieri converted three extra points and a game-winning field goal to give the Colts a come-from-behind win in Vinatieri's 300th NFL game.

2016 season[edit]

On March 8, 2016, Vinatieri signed a two-year, $6 million extension with the Colts.[27] On October 12, Vinatieri was awarded the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award for the 16th time in his career, establishing a new NFL record.[28] In a game against the Tennessee Titans on October 23, Vinatieri kicked his 43rd successful field goal in a row to break the NFL record set by Mike Vanderjagt.[29] Vinatieri was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October.[30] His streak of consecutive successful field goals ended at 44, when he missed a 42-yard kick in the Colts Week 11 game against the Tennessee Titans.[31] On January 1, 2017, a missed field goal in the season's final game against the Jacksonville Jaguars cost Vinatieri a $500,000 bonus. The bonus depended on Vinatieri finishing the 2016 campaign with a 90% or higher field goal rate.[32]

2017 season[edit]

On September 10, 2017, Vinatieri started his 22nd season in the NFL in the game against the Los Angeles Rams.[33] In Week 5, Vinatieri went 4-for-4, hitting field goals of 23, 38, and 52 yards including a 51-yard game winner in a 26–23 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers, earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[34]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team Games Overall FGs PATs Kickoffs Points
GP Blk Lng FG Att FGM Pct XP Att XPM Pct 2PT Blk KO Avg TB Ret Avg
1996 New England Patriots 16 1 50 35 27 77.1 42 39 92.9 - 1 89 64.1 9 80 20.8 120
1997 New England Patriots 16 0 52 29 25 86.2 40 40 100.0 - 0 81 62.4 4 75 22.0 115
1998 New England Patriots 16 1 55 39 31 79.5 32 32 100.0 1 0 69 62.5 6 71 18.8 127
1999 New England Patriots 16 0 51 33 26 78.8 30 29 96.7 - 1 71 62.8 5 63 22.7 107
2000 New England Patriots 16 0 53 33 27 81.8 25 25 100.0 - 0 67 63.2 7 60 20.9 106
2001 New England Patriots 16 0 54 30 24 80.0 42 41 97.6 - 1 82 60.9 6 75 22.1 113
2002 New England Patriots 16 0 57 30 27 90.0 36 36 100.0 - 0 83 60.4 6 73 20.5 117
2003 New England Patriots 16 1 48 34 25 73.5 38 37 97.4 - 1 79 62.9 2 76 21.4 112
2004 New England Patriots 16 0 48 33 31 93.9 48 48 100.0 - 0 94 63.0 6 86 23.3 141
2005 New England Patriots 16 0 49 25 20 80.0 41 40 97.6 - 1 80 61.7 10 67 21.9 100
2006 Indianapolis Colts 13 0 48 28 25 89.3 38 38 100.0 - 0 73 65.8 10 63 25.3 113
2007 Indianapolis Colts 16 1 39 29 23 79.3 51 49 96.1 - 2 91 65 9 81 25.0 118
2008 Indianapolis Colts 16 1 52 25 20 80.0 43 43 100.0 - 0 80 65.1 8 69 24.4 103
2009 Indianapolis Colts 6 0 48 9 7 77.8 18 17 94.4 - 1 38
2010 Indianapolis Colts 16 1 48 28 26 92.9 51 51 100.0 - 0 129
2011 Indianapolis Colts 16 1 53 27 23 85.2 24 24 100.0 - 0 93
2012 Indianapolis Colts 16 2 53 33 26 78.8 37 37 100.0 - 0 115
2013 Indianapolis Colts 15 1 52 40 35 87.5 34 34 100.0 - 0 139
2014 Indianapolis Colts 16 0 53 31 30 96.8 50 50 100.0 - 0 140
2015 Indianapolis Colts 16 0 55 27 25 92.6 35 32 91.4 - 1 107
2016 Indianapolis Colts 16 0 54 31 27 87.1 44 44 100.0 - 0 125
Total 323 10 57 629 530 84.3 799 786 98.4 1 9 1,049 63.0 88 939 22.2 2,378

Postseason[edit]

Season Team Games Overall FGs PATs Kickoffs Points
GP Blk Lng FG Att FGM Pct XP Att XPM Pct Blk KO Avg TB Ret Avg
1996 New England Patriots 3 0 29 3 2 66.7 9 9 100.0 0 13 63.7 0 13 24.8 15
1997 New England Patriots 2 0 46 5 3 60.0 2 2 100.0 0 7 61.4 1 6 20.2 11
1998 New England Patriots 1 0 27 1 1 100.0 1 1 100.0 0 3 64.0 0 3 22.0 4
2001 New England Patriots 3 0 48 7 6 85.7 6 6 100.0 0 13 62.2 0 13 19.9 24
2003 New England Patriots 3 1 46 10 7 70.0 6 6 100.0 0 17 59.6 0 17 20.8 27
2004 New England Patriots 3 0 48 5 5 100.0 10 10 100.0 0 18 58.1 1 17 16.9 25
2005 New England Patriots 2 0 40 3 2 66.7 5 5 100.0 0 9 62.8 0 9 20.1 11
2006 Indianapolis Colts 4 0 51 15 14 93.3 7 7 100.0 0 26 61.0 2 23 24.0 49
2007 Indianapolis Colts 1 0 46 1 1 100.0 3 3 100.0 0 5 73.2 1 4 25.8 6
2008 Indianapolis Colts 1 0 43 1 1 100.0 2 2 100.0 0 5 71.8 1 4 26.5 5
2010 Indianapolis Colts 1 0 50 3 3 100.0 1 1 100.0 0 10
2012 Indianapolis Colts 1 0 52 4 3 75.0 0 0 9
2013 Indianapolis Colts 2 0 37 3 3 100.0 8 8 100.0 0 17
2014 Indianapolis Colts 2 0 53 6 5 83.3 5 5 100.0 0 20
Total 29 1 53 67 56 83.6 65 65 100.0 0 116 62.3 6 109 21.6 227

Honors and awards[edit]

NFL records[edit]

  • Most seasons with 100+ points: 19 (1996-2008, 2010, 2012-2016)
  • Most postseason field goals in a career: 56
  • Most consecutive games in a single postseason with 3+ field goals: 4
  • Most points in postseason, career: 227
  • Most field goals in a single postseason: 14
  • Most field goals in Super Bowls: 7
  • Most extra points in Super Bowls: 13
  • 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 six others); achieved twice, with the Patriots vs. the Colts in the 2003–04 AFC Championship, and with the Colts vs. the Baltimore Ravens in 2006- broken by Chris Boswell on Jan. 14, 2017
  • Most field goals in overtime: 12
  • Most consecutive field goals in NFL history: 44[31]

Personal life[edit]

Vinatieri, his wife Valeri, and their three children, AJ, Allison, and Gabriel, 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 was Felix Vinatieri, an Italian immigrant who served as Lt Col George Armstrong Custer's bandmaster.[35][36] Adam Vinatieri has stated that Lt Col 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 daredevil Evel Knievel[37] and second cousin to scientist and author Tim Foecke (their mothers are first cousins).[38]

Vinatieri's nephew, Chase, has also played as a kicker for South Dakota State.[39]

Endorsements[edit]

Vinatieri starred in a television commercial for the Snickers candy bar with the tagline, "Split the Uprights with Adam Nougatieri."[40] He also appeared in a sketch featuring Da Bears for Saturday Night Live, and as a guest star in NFL Monday Night Football, NBC Sunday Night Football, ESPN Sunday Night Football, and "The Greatest Game Ever Played".[41] He also appeared as himself in an episode of "Parks and Recreation".

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