New Orleans Saints
|Date of birth:April 16, 1990|
|Place of birth: Rockford, Illinois|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
He attended Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, Illinois. He was selected to the second-team All-State honors by the Chicago Tribune and was also a special mention by the Champaign News-Gazette.
In his junior season, He was a semifinalist of the Lou Groza Award. He was selected to Phil Steele's first-team All-Big Ten team following the conclusion of his Junior season. He was selected to the Second Team All-Big Ten. He also was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the media. In his Senior season, He was selected to the Lou Groza Award Preseason Watch List. He also was a Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by coaches & media. He was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in his senior season. He was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week twice (10/11/10), (9/26/11) while at Illinois. He is the most accurate kicker in Illinois school history.
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints
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