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.