Originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as a rookie free agent on 4/12/01 and played four seasons with the Falcons before signing with the Giants as an unrestricted free agent on 3/8/05. Played two seasons with the Giants before signing with the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent on 3/8/07. Released by the Dolphins on 8/12/08. Signed with the Jets on 9/10/08. Played two seasons with the Jets before signing a two-year contract with the Cardinals on 4/2/10 as a free agent. Re-signed with the Cardinals on 3/23/12, agreeing to a three-year contract as a free agent.
2012: Made 25 of 28 FGAs and all 25 PATs to finish with 100 points, marking the eighth time in his 12 NFL seasons that he has scored 100+ points … ended the season having made 14 consecutive FGs … extended consecutive PATs made streak to 322 … had a career-high 29 touchbacks on kickoffs and added two special teams tackles … converted both of his FG attempts, from 21 and 31 yards, and made both PATs vs. Sea (9/9) … made both of his FG attempts (38 and 47 yards) and both PATs @ NE (9/16) … connected on FG attempts of 47 and 27 yards and converted all three PATs vs. Phi (9/23) … made his ninth career game-winning FG with a 46-yarder in overtime vs. Mia (9/30); marked his fourth game-winning FG with the Cardinals; became the 14th player in NFL history with six or more career OT FGs ... made one of two FG attempts @ StL (10/4); 35-yard FG in the first quarter gave him 19 consecutive FGAs made, topping his own 2010 mark for the second-longest streak in franchise history … made three of four FG attempts, including a career-long 61-yarder to tie the game with 1:09 left in the fourth quarter vs. Buf (10/14); marked the longest FG in franchise history (previous long was 55, five times); also made two 49-yard FGs and his only PAT; had potential game-winning 38-yard FG blocked at the end of regulation … made his only FG attempt, from 20 yards in the third quarter, and both PATs @ GB (11/4); also had his first special teams tackle of the season … converted on a season-high four FGs and his only PAT @ Atl (11/18); made FGs of 48, 38, 28, and 27 yards; 27-yarder in the fourth quarter gave the Cardinals a 19-16 lead … made a 51-yard FG in the third quarter and all five PATs vs. Det (12/16); marked his 15th career FG of 50+ yards; set a career high with five touchbacks on kickoffs … made FGs of 49 and 35 yards and his only PAT vs. Chi (12/23); also had one special teams tackle.
2011: After being selected as a special teams captain for the first time, made 19 of 24 FGAs and all 33 extra point attempts … had two OT game-winning FGs … extended consecutive PATs made streak to 297 … made all four extra point attempts and had three touchbacks on five kickoffs vs. Car (9/11) … connected on a season-long 51-yard FG and made only extra point attempt @ Min (10/9) … good on both FGAs, including a game-tying 45-yarder in the fourth quarter @ Bal (10/30) … made both FGAs vs. StL (11/6), giving him seven consecutive FGAs over five-game stretch … made all three FGAs and both extra point attempts @ StL (11/27); 11 points scored and three FGs both marked season highs; recorded his first special teams tackle of the season … made both FG attempts and lone extra point attempt vs. Dal (12/4) … made his seventh career game-winning FG on a 22-yarder in OT vs. Cle (12/18); marked his second game-winning FG with the Cardinals; became just the second kicker in NFL history to kick OT FGs with four different teams (Arizona, Atlanta, NY Giants, and NY Jets); also tied the game with a 33-yard FG in the fourth quarter and made both extra point attempts … made only FGA, a 29-yarder, in the fourth quarter that brought the Cardinals within seven, and only extra point attempt @ Cin (12/24) … notched his eighth-career game-winning FG with a 28-yarder in OT vs. Sea (1/1/12); marked his third game-winner with the Cardinals and second in three games; equaled his season high with three FGs and 11 points; tied a career high with four touchbacks.
2010: Played in all 16 games during his first season in Arizona … scored the second most points by a kicker in NFL history (25) in Week 14 against Denver, becoming the first kicker in franchise history to score a TD … 24 FGs made were the sixth highest single season total in franchise history … named as a Pro Bowl alternate … 16 touchbacks on the season tied his then-career high set in 2002 … six special teams tackles was the second most of his career (7, 2001); extended consecutive PATs made streak to 264 … tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles and totaled six points (FG, 3/3 PAT) vs. Oak (9/26) … connected on a 53-yard FG @ SD (10/3) … recorded two touchbacks on five kickoffs and connected on all three FGAs and all three extra points vs. NO (10/10) … recorded one special teams tackle @ Sea (10/24); marked 40th career special teams tackle … recorded a season-high three touchbacks and connected on both FGAs @ KC (11/21) … had a career day vs. Den (12/12); matched career-high by hitting five of six FGs, recorded one special teams tackle and scored first career TD with a five-yard run on a fake FG in the second quarter; totaled a career-high 25 points—the second highest point total by a kicker in NFL history (26 points by Tennessee’s Rob Bironas, 10/21/07 vs. Hou—8 FGs, 2 PATs); named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time in his career (week 7, 2002); fourth made FG of the day marked 18th consecutive FG made, passing Neil Rackers (15 in 2008) for the second longest streak in franchise history … recorded two touchbacks while connecting on both extra point attempts and was 2-3 FGAs vs. Dal (12/25), including a game-winning 48-yard FG with five seconds left to give the Cards a 27-26 victory; marked sixth game-winning FG of his career and third in regulation; first game-winning kick since 11/13/08 at New England when he hit a 34-yard FG in OT.
2009: Handled the kicking duties for all 16 regular season games and all three postseason contests for the Jets … finished the season by connecting on 30-of-36 FGAs and all 32 PATs during the regular season … in the season opener, kicked a 24-yard FG to complete a 16-play, 68-yard drive @ Hou (9/13); marked his 15th consecutive successful FGA ... scored 10 points and was a perfect 3-for-3 on FGs (33, 24, 39) vs. NE (9/20) ... kicked a 23-yard FG in the first quarter vs. Buf (10/18), his 23rd consecutive successful FGA, breaking Pat Leahy’s franchise record; also connected on a 41-yard FG before missing a 44-yarder at the end of the first half to set the new franchise record at 24 consecutive FGs made … tied his then career-long and the Jets franchise record with a 55-yard FG in the third quarter; also recorded two special teams tackles vs. Mia (11/1) … converted two extra points and did not attempt a FG for the first time in ‘09 @ NE (11/22) … connected on four FGs (38, 49, 31, 37) in a game for the first time in ‘09 and third time with the Jets vs. Buf (12/3) … scored a season-high 14 points on four FGs (4-of-5: 40, 24, 49, 49) and two extra points @ TB (12/13); kicked at least four FGs in a game for the second time in ‘09 and fourth time with the Jets; pushed him past 100 points for the season, marking the sixth time he has accomplished the feat in his career … hit FGs of 35 and 43 yards and one PAT @ Ind (12/27); added a special teams tackle … totaled 13 points in the regular season finale (three FGs, four PATs) vs. Cin (1/3/10) … played in his seventh postseason game and first with the Jets in the Wild Card matchup @ Cin (1/9/10); kicked a 20-yard FG and three PATs; punted in place of Steve Weatherford, the first time he has punted in the NFL and finished the game with seven punts for 220 yards (31.4 avg.), with three landing inside-the-20 … his 46-yard FG marked the Jets first points of the game and brought the score to 7-3 in the Divisional game @ SD (1/17/10); 46-yarder tied for third-longest in Jets postseason history … named game captain in the AFC Championship Game @ Ind (1/24/10) and kicked a 48-yard FG to make the score 17-6 Jets; 48-yarder was the second longest in Jets postseason history.
2008: Converted 24-of-28 FGs and 39 PATs for 111 points in his first season with the Jets … made a 52-yard FG with :08 remaining that sent the game into OT @ Oak (10/19) … named Jets Special Teams Player of the Game after connecting on all four FGAs, including a 55-yard FG with no time remaining in the first half that tied for the longest in Jets history and matched a career-long vs. StL (11/9); added five PATs and logged two special teams tackles in the game … with 7:15 remaining in OT, connected on a game-winning 34-yard FG @ NE (11/13) that marked his third career OT FG kick for a win.
2007: In his lone season with the Dolphins, connected on 21-of-23 FGAs (91.3 percent), third-best in the AFC and in the NFL behind only Josh Scobee (JAX) and Jeff Reed (PIT) … after hitting the first 12 FGAs of the season, had connected on 19 consecutive attempts dating back to 2006 … played in the 100th NFL regular season contest of his career vs. Oak (9/30) … accounted for season highs in both FGs (4) and points (13) the following week, as he connected on all four of his FGAs, including two from 40 yards-or-longer (40, 48), in addition to his only PAT @ Hou (10/7); marked the sixth time in his career that he tallied four or more FGs in a game … hit a season-long 53-yard FG and also connected from 44 yards out vs. NYJ (12/2); 53-yarder was his first from 50+ yards out since the ’05 season ... converted all three FGAs as Miami recorded their only win of the season, a 22-16 OT decision vs. Bal (12/16); two of his three FGs occurred in the fourth quarter – a 22-yarder 2:54 into the period to tie the game at 13-13 and a 29-yarder with 1:56 to play, giving the Dolphins a 16-13 lead.
2006: Connected on 23-of-27 FGs and all 38 PATs for 107 points for the Giants … converted his final 10 FGAs of the regular season, covering a seven-game stretch … connected on a season-high four FGs (five attempts) in a 19-3 win vs. Was (10/8), hitting from 24, 34, 32 and 40 yards out … hit on all three FGAs, including a season-long 47-yard kick vs. Phi (12/17) … with 10 points (2/2 FGs, 4/4 PATs), surpassed 100 points for the season in the finale @ Was (12/30) … hit on both FGAs (20, 24) and both PATs in his sixth career postseason game @ Phi (1/7/07); eight points marked his second-highest point total in a postseason game.
2005: Established career highs by converting 35-of-42 FGs and hit all 43 PATs for 148 points, the most in the NFL among kickers and second overall in the NFL (Shaun Alexander, 168) ... voted a first alternate to the Pro Bowl for the NFC … connected on his first 13 FGAs of the season … recorded 10+ points in five games … hit both FGAs (50, 45) in 16-13 OT loss @ Dal (10/16), the first of three straight games in which he hit on a FG of 50 yards or longer ... the following week, connected on a season-long 52-yard FG in a 24-23 win vs. Den (10/23); marked the first time in his career he connected on a FG of 50+ yards in back-to-back games … tied a career high with five FGs (six attempts), accumulating a career-high 18 points vs. Was (10/30); included in his total was a 50-yard FG, his third consecutive game with a FG of 50+ yards, a career-high; third attempt, and only miss, in the game hit the left upright from 51 yards out, snapping his string of 14 consecutive successful FGAs in the regular season … made two-of-five FGs @ Sea (11/27) … hit on all four FGAs (24, 21, 27, 36) @ Phi (12/11); the 34-yarder came with 3:55 to play in OT, giving the Giants a 26-23 victory; marked his second-career game winning FG in OT.
2004: In fourth and final season with the Falcons, hit 18-of-23 FGs and 40-40 PATs for 94 points … recovered his own onside kick in a 34-17 win vs. StL (9/19); also hit on FGs of 35 and 25 yards and all four PATs … in a defensive battle, accounted for all of Atlanta’s points, on FGs of 25 and 23 yards, in a 6-3 win vs. Ari (9/26) … connected on all three PATs and both FGAs, including a season-long 47-yarder @ Car (10/3) … recorded the second reception of his NFL career when he hauled in a pass from holder Chris Mohr on a fake FGA (-2 yards) vs. Det (10/10) … converted a successful onside kick in 41-28 win @ Den (10/31); marked the fifth successful onside kick in his career and second of the ’04 season; also connected on 2-of-3 FGAs (24, 43) and 5-of-5 PATs for a season-high 11 points … made good on 2-of-3 FGAs, including a 38-yarder that came 2:25 into the OT period, giving the Falcons a 34-31 victory vs. Car (12/18); marked his first career game-winning FG in OT … converted both FGAs and all seven PATs in two postseason games … established postseason career-highs by connecting on 6-of-6 PATs and totaling nine points in the Divisional win vs. StL (1/15/05); FG came from 38 yards out.
2003: In third season with the Falcons, appeared in all 16 games for the third consecutive season and was good on 19-of-27 FGAs and 32-of-33 PATs, for a total of 89 points … in the season opener, connected on both FGAs (37, 31) and all three PATs for nine points @ Dal (9/7) … attempted the longest FG of his career but his 60-yarder was blocked @ StL (10/13); did not attempt a PAT and for the first time in his career was held without a point in the game … had one of his best games of the season vs. Phi (11/2) when he hit on all three FGAs (40, 25, 46), his only PAT and two of his five kickoffs went for touchbacks; 46-yard FG marked his longest of the season; recorded double-digit points (10) for the first time on the season … the following week, had a third quarter PAT blocked @ NYG (11/9); second blocked PAT of his career and also marked last time he had one blocked … good on all three of his FGAs (26, 38, 37) and all three PATs and totaled a season-high 12 points as the Falcons recorded a 30-28 victory @ TB (12/20).
2002: In his second season with the Falcons, converted 32-of-40 FGAs and hit 42-of-43 PATs for 138 points, the most among kickers and second overall in the NFL (Priest Holmes, 144) … connected on 9-of-10 FGs and all nine PATs and was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October ... in season-opening 37-34 OT loss @ GB (9/8), connected on both FGAs, including a season-long 52-yarder that came with five seconds to play in regulation to send the game into OT; also recorded a career-high four touchbacks on eight kickoffs … executed a successful onside kick vs. TB (10/6) and provided the Falcons with their only points of the day on FGs of 34 and 32 yards … earned NFL Special Teams Player of the Week honors in 30-0 win vs. Car (10/20) when he connected on all three of his FGAs (41, 45, 49); was also 3-of-3 on PATs for 12 points and recorded touchbacks on three of seven kickoffs; marked the first time in his career that he hit on three FGs of 40+ yards in a game … hit all three FGAs (31, 32, 47) @ NO (10/27) and his final FG occurred as time expired in regulation, lifting the Falcons to a 37-35 victory; marked the second game-winning FG of his career … in a 36-15 victory @ Det (12/22), hit all five FGAs (23, 23, 36, 20, 39), setting a career-high for FGs in a game … connected on 3-of-4 FGAs, including a pair from over 40 yards (42,49) in the regular season finale @ Cle (12/29) … in first career postseason game, connected on 2-of-4 FGAs (22, 23) and all three PATs in the Wild Card win @ GB (1/4/03) … made good on 2-of-3 FGAs in the Divisional game @ Phi (1/11/03), including a postseason career-long 52-yarder.
2001: As a rookie, converted 29-of-37 FGAs and 28-of-28 PATs for 115 total points and was a consensus All-Rookie selection ... 29 FGs were first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL ... converted successful onside kicks in games vs. Dal (11/11) and vs. StL (12/2) ... in first career game, connected on both FGAs (28, 24) and only PAT for a total of seven points @ SF (9/9) … in just his third career game, connected on a career-long 55-yard FG in the Falcons’ 34-14 victory @ Ari (9/30) … first reception of NFL career came when he hauled in a pass from holder Chris Mohr on a fake FGA (-2 yards) @ NO (10/21) … connected on all three FGAs (26, 39, 32) in a 23-20 win @ GB (11/18) … first quarter 39-yard FG turned out to be the difference maker in a 10-7 win @ Car (11/25) … had his best game of the season when he converted all four of his FGAs, including a 52-yarder as time expired to give the Falcons a 33-30 victory vs. Buf (12/23); marked the first game-winning FG of his career; added three PATs for a total of 15 points in the game, a season-high.
A four-year letterman at Michigan (1995-98), finished his collegiate career having connected on 20-of-26 FGAs and 43-of-44 PATs … also served as the Wolverines kickoff specialist … during his senior season in ‘98, connected on 17-of-22 FGAs and 40-of-41 extra points and was named Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and media … during his junior season, kicked the longest FG in the nation when he connected on a 51-yarder vs. Baylor; also marked the sixth-longest FG in Michigan history at the time.
Attended Jesuit (Tampa, FL) High School where he set school and Hillsborough County career and season records for FGs and PATs … named second-team All-America by Blue Chip Illustrated and was a Class 4-A State and All-Southeast Regional selection … involved with the United Way’s efforts in Michigan, was featured in the United Way’s national advertising campaign in 2005 … member of the board of directors for Easter Seals … brother, Nick, kicks at Air Force Academy … along with his wife, Rebecca, the couple have three daughters; Alexandria, Abigail and Olivia, and one son; Jace … majored in Education.
Team President Michael Bidwill presents kicker Jay Feely as the Arizona Cardinals Walter Payton Man of the Year for the 2013 season.