NFL: Jacksonville 13, Atlanta 9

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Brock Bolen put Jacksonville in front with a 16-yard run in the second quarter Thursday and the Jaguars defeated Atlanta 13-9 in their final pre-season game.

NFL: New England 28, Atlanta 10

ATLANTA, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Tom Brady completed 10-of-12 passes for 85 yards and a score Thursday, helping bring the New England Patriots a 28-10 pre-season victory over Atlanta.

NFL: Atlanta 20, Kansas City 10

ATLANTA, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Free-agent rookie Dimitri Nance scored on two short runs Friday and the Atlanta Falcons opened their pre-season campaign with a 20-10 win over Kansas City.

NFL: Atlanta 20, Tampa Bay 10

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan tossed two touchdown passes for Atlanta in a 20-10 win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL: Atlanta 31, Buffalo 3

ATLANTA, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes Sunday, piloting the Atlanta Falcons to a 31-3 rout of the Buffalo Bills.
NFL: Atlanta 10, N.Y. Jets 7

NFL: Atlanta 10, N.Y. Jets 7

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan's late touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez Sunday boosted Atlanta to a 10-7 win over the New York Jets.

NFL: Tampa Bay 23, New Orleans 20

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant's late field goal Sunday lifted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 23-20 win over the New Orleans Saints.

NFL: Tampa Bay 19, Minnesota 13

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant kicked two of his four field goals in the fourth quarter Sunday, boosting Tampa Bay to a 19-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Kicker Matt Bryant honored by NFL

Kicker Matt Bryant honored by NFL

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay kicker Matt Bryant, who played despite his son's death last week, was selected the NFC's special teams player of the week, NFL officials said.

NFL: Tampa Bay 30, Green Bay 21

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay defense, led by Derrick Brooks and Jermaine Phillips, held Green Bay to 178 total yards Sunday in a 30-21 Buccaneers' win over the Packers.

Report: Son of Tampa Bay kicker dies

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The infant son of Tampa Bay placekicker Matt Bryant died in his sleep Wednesday morning, Coach Jon Gruden told the team.

NFL: Tampa Bay 16, Houston 6

HOUSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Three field goals in the fourth period by Matt Bryant Thursday allowed Tampa Bay to pull away for a 16-6 victory over Houston.

NFL: Tampa Bay 27, New England 10

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Luke McCown passed for 79 yards and a touchdown for Tampa Bay Sunday in a 27-10 pre-season win over the New England Patriots.
Collins, Bigby, Bryant win NFC awards

Collins, Bigby, Bryant win NFC awards

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Washington quarterback Todd Collins, who led his team to four straight wins and into the playoffs, was named NFC offensive player of the month Thursday.

NFL: Tampa Bay 19, Washington 13

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay's Brian Kelly picked off a pass in the end zone with 17 seconds remaining and the Bucs pulled out a 19-13 win Sunday over the Washington Redskins.
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Matt Bryant
SLP2002091524- ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- New York Giants' place kicker Matt Bryant (8) and holder Matt Allen watch a field goal go through the uprights in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams' at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Sept. 15, 2002. Bryant went four for four with field goals from 20, 32, 34 and 25 yards in the 26-21 win over St. Louis. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Steven Matt Bryant (born May 29, 1975 in Orange, Texas) is an American football placekicker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was signed by the Frankfurt Galaxy as a street free agent in 2002. He played college football at Baylor.

Bryant has also been a member of the New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida Tuskers.

After playing football and baseball at Bridge City High School in Bridge City, Texas, Bryant would go on to attend Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas where he was a two time NJCAA All-American and a member of the 1994 national championship team. He then signed with Oregon State University, later transferring to Baylor University where he ranks seventh in all-time scoring list with 105 points (21 field goals and 42 extra points) also his 21 field goals place him fifth in Bears history and hit 42-42 extra points to set the school record with a 100 percent success rate. After graduating, he went undrafted and worked for several years at a pawn shop, and then as a personal trainer.

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