Stover to announce retirement today

matt_stover

OWINGS MILLS – Former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover will officially announce his retirement today.

The team is holding a press conference for Stover, which will also be attended by owner Steve Bisciotti, coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome.

The Ravens will also make an announcement regarding Stover and the team going forward.

Stover is the all-time leading scorer in franchise history and one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history.

He last kicked for the Indianapolis Colts two years ago as an injury replacement for Adam Vinatieri.

Stover was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2000 when he provided much of the offense for the Ravens’ Super Bowl championship team.

Stover kicked for two decades in the NFL, spending the majority of his career with the original Cleveland Browns and moving with the team to Maryland in 1996.

The Ravens went with Steve Hauschka during the 2009 season instead of Stover, which turned out to be a mistake as Hauschka had to be replaced when he missed a series of clutch kicks.

Now, they have Pro Bowl kicker Billy Cundiff under a multi-year deal.

Stover, 43, ranks fourth in league history with 2,004 points and 471 field goals.

He also ranks seventh in field goal accuracy with an 83.7 percent success rate.

He connected on 471 of 563 career field goals, making 354 of 418 attempts with the Ravens and connected on 402 of 403 extra points.

He’s the Ravens’ all-time leading scorer with 1,464 points.

A former New York Giants 12th-round draft pick in the 1990 NFL draft, Stover signed with the Browns in 1991 as a Plan B free agent.

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times

 

This entry was posted in The Beat with Aaron Wilson by Aaron Wilson. Bookmark the permalink.

About Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 
evden eve nakliyat şirketleri ofis taşımacılığı evden eve nakliye istanbul evden eve nakliyat Şehirlerarası Evden Eve Nakliyat İstanbul Nakliyat Firmaları

Hot off the street

Highlights & Disappointments from Week 1 of Camp

Training camp is a little under a week old and the Baltimore Ravens are progressing as expected. There have been highs and lows as there are each and every year, but for all the offseason issues fa...read more

BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Burning Bridges in Pittsburgh

As we enter the heart of the training camp season, let’s dive into what’s going on around the AFC North in another edition of Behind Enemy Lines.   CLEVELAND BROWNS Austin due for a big ...read more

CAMP NOTES: Smith & Smith Cross Examine Defense

The offense took the field intent on sharpening their skills in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's new system. It is easy to see that the Kubiak offense certainly is tight end friendly. Dennis Pit...read more

CAMP NOTES: McPhee Shines While Jackson Makes a Move

On Monday evening, the Ravens took to the field at M&T Bank Stadium for their first of three open practices of training camp. Over 28,000 Ravens fans got their first look at the 90 players hopi...read more

RAVENS LINKS: Smith, Smith & Associates

The Law Firm: Smith, Smith & Associates Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com reports Steve Smith Sr. is calling the receiving group "The Law Firm: Smith, Smith & Associates." What do you think ...read more

View More