Colts re-sign Vinatieri

Colts re-sign Vinatieri

The Indianapolis Colts re-signed kicker Adam Vinatieri on Tuesday.
Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri wants four points for 50-yard field goals

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri wants four points for 50-yard field goals

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri wants the NFL to start awarding four points for field goals of 50 yards or more.
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McAfee accidentally tweets picture of nearly nude Andrew Luck

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee said he deleted a locker room picture from his Twitter after noticing a nearly nude Andrew Luck in the background.

NFL: Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Donald Brown scored on the ground and through the air en route to 110 total yards Sunday, powering AFC South champion Indianapolis over Kansas City 23-7.

NFL: San Diego 19, Indianapolis 9

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers tossed a touchdown pass and Nick Novak kicked four field goals Monday in the San Diego Chargers' 19-9 win over Indianapolis.

NFL: Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 23

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Adam Vinatieri kicked field goals of 53 and 40 yards in the fourth quarter Sunday and the Indianapolis Colts rallied for a 27-23 win over Tennessee.

NFL: Indianapolis 27, Jacksonville 10

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Andrew Luck threw for 227 yards and ran for two scores Thursday in leading Indianapolis to its fourth straight win, 27-10 over Jacksonville.

NFL: Indianapolis 23, Miami 20

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Andrew Luck amassed a rookie-record 433 passing yards and directed a late scoring drive Sunday that lifted the Indianapolis Colts to a 23-20 win over Miami.

NFL: New York Jets 35, Indianapolis 9

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Shonn Greene racked up 161 rushing yards -- a career high -- and New York's defense produced four turnovers Sunday in the Jets' 35-9 rout of Indianapolis.

NFL: Jacksonville 22, Indianapolis 17

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Blaine Gabbert connected with Cecil Shorts on a game-winning, 80-yard touchdown pass Sunday, boosting the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 22-17 win over Indianapolis.

NFL: Indianapolis 23, Minnesota 20

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Adam Vinatieri connected on a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining Sunday, allowing the Indianapolis Colts to edge Minnesota 23-20.

NFL: Indianapolis 19, Houston 16

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Dan Orlovsky hit Reggie Wayne with a 1-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds remaining Thursday to give the Indianapolis Colts a 19-16 victory over Houston.

NFL: Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17

CINCINNATI, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Carlos Dunlap picked up a fumble and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown with 2:22 to play Sunday, clinching Cincinnati's 27-17 victory over Indianapolis.
NFL: New York Jets 17, Indianapolis 16

NFL: New York Jets 17, Indianapolis 16

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Nick Folk's 32-yard field goal on the last play of the game Saturday carried the New York Jets to a 17-16 NFL wild-card playoff victory over Indianapolis.

NFL: Indianapolis 23, Tennessee 20

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Adam Vinatieri booted a 43-yard field goal as time ran out Sunday, lifting the Indianapolis Colts to a 23-20 victory over Tennessee.
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Adam Vinatieri
New England Patriots' Adam Vinatieri kicks his third field goal to put the Patriots ahead of the New York Jets 16-3 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on December 4, 2005. Vinatieri now holds the franchise record for most points scored by a kicker. (UPI Photo/Katie McMahon)

Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972) is an American football placekicker currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts. He has played in six Super Bowls, four with the New England Patriots and two with the Colts, winning four. Vinatieri won a Super Bowl in 2006 with Indianapolis and won Super Bowls in 2001, 2003, & 2004 with the Patriots. Vinatieri is the first kicker ever to play in five Super Bowls and win four Super Bowl rings.

Vinatieri is generally considered to be one of the best clutch kickers in the history of the National Football League. Nicknamed "Automatic Adam" for his accuracy, and "Iceman" for his incredible poise under pressure, 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, XXXVIII). Adam often refers to his younger brother Beau as his inspiration when he goes on to the field and credits Beau for giving him the strength to have so much determination and poise under pressure.

Vinatieri was born the son of Paul and Judy Vinatieri, he is the second of four children. 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.

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