Login  |   Register

On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Oct. 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM MDT Trick-or-Treat Party Safe Trick-or-Treating around the stadium’s field level.

  • Thu., Nov. 02, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM MDT Business Huddle
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 • 8:30AM - 12:30PM
    United Club Level at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Join 200 other business leaders from around the state for the inaugural Winning at Business Broncos Business Huddle. Throughout the event, attendees will receive valuable business and leadership insights from Broncos-designated specialists including Broncos alumni, Rod Smith and executive staff. In addition, we will give away exciting prizes including an office visit from Steve Atwater and Broncos Cheerleaders and a trip to the Broncos away game in Miami and more!

    Click here for more information.


  • Tue., Nov. 07, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MST Drive For Life 20 This year marks the 20th anniversary of Drive for Life, Bonfils Blood Center’s annual community blood drive with the Denver Broncos. Save the date to save lives and help us reach our goal of collecting 1,250 donations at the drive. Your blood donation at Colorado's largest single-day blood drive earns you access to the donor-exclusive Fan Zone where you'll receive your commemorative T-shirt, lapel pin, hot dog and soda. Plus, you'll have the chance to interact with Broncos players, cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot. For additional information please visit: http://bonfils.org/index.cfm/get-involved/drive-for-life/drive-for-life-20/

Print Friendly Version Convert to PDF Convert to RTF Related Assets
January 05, 2012

BRONCOS KICKER MATT PRATER NAMED AFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE MONTH

 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater will be named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month, the National Football League informed the Broncos on Thursday.

Prater converted on 6-of-7 field goals in five games during the final month of the season (Dec./Jan.), including both of his attempts from 50+ yards. He also made all four of his attempts in the fourth quarter or overtime to bring his career conversion rate to 28-of-29 in those circumstances.

In consecutive games (at Min., 12/4 and vs. Chi., 12/11), he made a game-tying field goal with less than two minutes remaining before kicking a walk-off game winner. He was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance against the Bears in which he booted a 59-yard field goal with 0:03 remaining to send the game to overtime, where he connected on a 51-yarder for the 13-10 Broncos win.

This is the second time in his career Prater has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month (September 2009), and his accomplishment marks the first Player of the Month honor for a Bronco since wide receiver Eddie Royal was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in October of 2009.

For the season, Prater made 19-of-25 (.760) field goals in addition to leading the NFL in touchback percentage (70.1 / 47-of-67). The fifth-year player also kicked four game-winning field goals on the last play of the game to tie for the second most in a single season in NFL history.


You must be logged in to view this item.





This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.