NFL kicker Matt Stover retires

NFL kicker Matt Stover retires

BALTIMORE, May 26 (UPI) -- NFL kicker Matt Stover, the fourth-leading scorer in league history, announced his retirement Thursday.
NFL: Indianapolis 20, Baltimore 3

NFL: Indianapolis 20, Baltimore 3

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning and an opportunistic defense Saturday led Indianapolis to a 20-3 win over Baltimore in an AFC Divisional Playoff contest.

NFL: Indianapolis 17, Baltimore 15

BALTIMORE, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning threw for a 299 yards and a touchdown and unbeaten Indianapolis used a late pass interception Sunday to escape with a 17-15 win over Baltimore.
NFL: Indianapolis 18, San Francisco 14

NFL: Indianapolis 18, San Francisco 14

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Matt Stover kicked four field goals and Joseph Addai passed for a touchdown Sunday, carrying unbeaten Indianapolis past the San Francisco 49ers 18-14.

NFL: Baltimore 13, Tennessee 10

NASHVILLE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Matt Stover kicked a 43-yard field goal with 53 seconds to play Saturday , delivering Baltimore a 13-10 win over Tennessee in an AFC divisional playoff game.
NFL: Baltimore 36, Philadelphia 7

NFL: Baltimore 36, Philadelphia 7

BALTIMORE, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Two scoring passes by Joe Flacco and a 108-yard interception return by Ed Reed Sunday helped the Baltimore Ravens crush the Philadelphia Eagles 36-7.

NFL: Baltimore 37, Cleveland 27

CLEVELAND, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Matt Stover kicked a go-ahead, fourth-quarter field goal Sunday in the Baltimore Ravens' third straight win, 37-27 over the Cleveland Browns.

NFL: Atlanta 10, Baltimore 9

BALTIMORE, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- D.J. Shockley's second-quarter, 20-yard pass to Brian Finneran produced the only touchdown of the game Thursday in Atlanta's 10-9 victory over Baltimore.

Troy Smith could make first pro start

BALTIMORE, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Troy Smith, winner of last year's Heisman Trophy is expected to start his first game as a professional this Sunday.

Brady among NFL weekly player honorees

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Wednesday was among the latest players earning NFL Player of the Week honors.

NFL: Baltimore 22, St. Louis 3

BALTIMORE, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Matt Stover tied a career high with five field goals Sunday, kicking Baltimore past the winless St. Louis Rams 22-3.

NFL: Baltimore 9, San Francisco 7

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Matt Stover booted three field goals Sunday as Baltimore beat the San Francisco 49ers, 9-7.

NFL: Cleveland 27, Baltimore 13

CLEVELAND, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Derek Anderson threw for two touchdowns Sunday while the Cleveland Browns defense shut down the Baltimore Ravens 27-13.

NFL: Baltimore 26, Arizona 23

BALTIMORE, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Matt Stover kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired Sunday afternoon, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 26-23 victory over Arizona.

NFL: N.Y. Giants 13, Baltimore 12

BALTIMORE, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Eli Manning connected on 10-of-13 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown Sunday night, as the New York Giants beat Baltimore, 13-12, in a preseason game.
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Matt Stover
Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover walks across the field during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 at The Coliseum in Nashville, TN. Baltimore lost 25-10, dropping to 0-2 on the season. (UPI Photo/Billy Suratt)

For the science fiction and fantasy author, see Matthew Stover

John Matthew "Matt" Stover (born January 27, 1968 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.) is an American Football placekicker who is currently with the Indianapolis Colts in the National Football League. As of the start of the 2009 NFL Season, he was the third most accurate kicker in the history of the NFL. He is of Greek origin. He has played for the New York Giants, the Cleveland Browns, and the Baltimore Ravens, for whom he played with for 13 seasons. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in October 2009 to replace injured kicker Adam Vinatieri. Stover is currently the starting placekicker for the Colts.

Stover attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas (Class of 1986), the alma mater of fellow NFL placekicker Phil Dawson (Cleveland Browns). Stover won All-District honors as both a wide receiver and kicker. During the 1985-86 LHHS season he kicked a 53-yard field goal.

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