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#3 - Matt Bryant

KICKER
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 203
College: Baylor
Exp: 13th

Player Information

He was born on May 29, 1975 in Orange, TX. He attended high school at Bridge City (TX) High before going on to Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, TX. At Trinity Valley, he was a two-time junior college All-American as well as a member of the 1994 national championship team. He would transfer to Oregon State and then again to Baylor in 1997. As a junior, he made 9 of 14 field goals (64.3%) and all 23 PATs. As a senior, he made 12 of 15 field goals (80%) and all 19 PATs. He was originally unsigned as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 1999 NFL Draft. He played briefly with the Iowa Barnstormers during the 2000 AFL season. In 2002, with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe, he missed his only field goal attempt. Played with the Florida Tuskers of the UFL in 2009. He made 11 of 14 field goals (78.6%) and 23 of 23 PATs.

Career Statistics

 
0-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50+
Total
 
PATs
KICKOFFS
Year Team G M A M A M A M A M A M A Pct. Blk Lng M A No. Avg TB
2002 NYG 16 2 2 7 7 14 19 3 4 0 0 26 32 81.3 1 47 30 32 75 60.4 2
2003 NYG 11 0 0 3 4 4 5 4 5 0 0 11 14 78.6 1 47 17 17 39 60.4 2
2004 IND 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 5 5 6 59.5 0
MIA 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 100.0 0 47 7 7 12 63.7 0
TOT 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 4 75.0 0 47 12 12 18 62.3 0
2005 TB 15 0 0 2 4 8 8 10 11 1 2 21 25 84.0 0 50 31 31 66 62.7 5
2006 TB 16 0 0 8 8 3 3 5 9 1 2 17 22 77.3 0 62 22 23 53 62.2 4
2007 TB 16 0 0 11 12 11 11 6 7 0 3 28 33 84.8 0 49 34 34 78 60.0 6
2008 TB 16 0 0 12 12 15 15 5 8 0 3 32 38 84.2 0 49 35 36 82 62.9 6
2009 ATL 5 0 0 2 2 4 4 0 2 1 2 7 10 70.0 2 51 10 10 0 0.0 0
2010 ATL 16 0 0 11 11 8 9 8 10 1 1 28 31 90.3 1 51 44 44 0 0.0 0
2011 ATL 16 2 2 9 9 9 9 5 7 2 2 27 29 93.1 0 51 45 45 0 0.0 0
2012 ATL 16 1 1 8 9 10 11 10 13 4 4 33 38 86.8 0 55 44 44 0 0.0 0
2013 ATL 16 0 0 9 9 7 8 5 5 3 5 24 27 88.9 0 53 39 39 0 0.0 0
2014 ATL 16 0 0 10 10 4 4 8 8 7 10 29 32 90.6 1 54 40 40 0 0.0 0
TOTALS 179 5 5 93 98 97 106 71 92 20 34 286 335 85.4 6 62 403 407 411 61.5 25

Other Stats
Punting: 2009: 1 punt for 36 yards, 1 inside the 20.
Special Teams: 2002: 1 tackle; 2003: 4 tackles; 2004: 1 tackle (with Colts); 2005: 1 tackle; 2006: 2 tackles; 2007: 1 tackle; 2008: 1 tackle. Totals: 11 tackles.
Transactions

Signed by the Iowa Barnstormers (AFL) on November 17, 1999 ... Cut by the Barnstormers on April 4, 2000 ... Signed by the New York Giants on January 12, 2002 ... Allocated to NFL Europe by the Giants on February 7, 2002 ... Cut by the Giants on August 30, 2002 and re-signed on September 2 ... Cut by the Giants on July 30, 2004 ... Signed by the Dallas Cowboys on August 13, 2004 ... Cut by the Cowboys on September 3, 2004 ... Signed by the Indianapolis Colts on October 8, 2004 ... Cut by the Colts on October 11, 2004 ... Signed by the Miami Dolphins on October 13, 2004 ... Cut by the Dolphins on November 10, 2004 ... Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 2, 2005 ... Re-signed by the Buccaneers on March 11, 2006 ... Cut by the Buccaneers on September 5, 2009 ... Signed with the Atlanta Falcons on December 1, 2009 ... Re-signed by Falcons on July 28, 2011 ... Re-signed by Falcons on February 25, 2015.

Contract details

Signed a five-year deal with the Buccaneers in 2006 ... Signed a two-year deal with Falcons in 2009 ... Signed a four-year deal with Falcons in 2011 ... Signed a three-year deal with Falcons in 2015. Deal was worth $8.5 million with $1 million guaranteed. That guaranteed money came in the form of a $1 million signing bonus. He is also due a roster bonus of $300,000 in June 2015. He is due per-game roster bonuses equalling $31,250 in all three years, totaling $500,000 per year. He is also due roster bonus of $800,000 on the fifth day of each league in 2016 and 2017. His base salaries are: $1.35 million (2015); $1.55 million (2016); and $1.2 million (2017). That gives him cap hits of (roundest to nearest thousand): $2.483 million (2015); $3.183 million (2016); and $2.833 million (2017).


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