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Adam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri
Adam Vinatieri in 2007
CaptionAdam Vinatieri in 2007
Width315px
CurrentteamIndianapolis Colts
Currentnumber4
CurrentpositionPlacekicker
Birth DateDecember 28, 1972(age 43)
Birth PlaceYankton, South Dakota
Heightft6
Heightin0
Weight202
Debutyear1996
DebutteamNew England Patriots
Highlights * 2× Pro Bowl selection (2002, 2004) * 2× All-Pro selection (2002, 2004) * 2× PFWA's Golden Toe Award (2002, 2004) * 4× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLI) * NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year (2004) * New England Patriots All-1990s Team * New England Patriots All-2000s Team * New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team * NFL 2000s All-Decade Team * 11th place NFL history for field goals made
CollegeSouth Dakota State
Undraftedyear1996
Pastteams * Amsterdam Admirals ( ) * New England Patriots (1996-2005) * Indianapolis Colts (2006-present)
Statweek17
Statseason2010
Statlabel1Field Goals Made
Statvalue1364
Statlabel2Field Goals Attempted
Statvalue2440
Statlabel3Field Goals %
Statvalue382.7
Statlabel4Long Field Goal
Statvalue457
NflVIN196019

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Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972) is an American football placekicker currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts. He has played in six Super Bowls, four with the New England Patriots and two with the Colts, winning four. Vinatieri won a Super Bowl in 2006 with Indianapolis and won Super Bowls in 2001, 2003, & 2004 with the Patriots. Vinatieri is the first kicker ever to play in six Super Bowls and win four Super Bowl rings.

Vinatieri is generally considered to be one of the best clutch kickers in the history of the National Football League. Nicknamed "Automatic Adam" for his accuracy, and "Iceman" for his incredible poise under pressure, Vinatieri has converted several of the most crucial field goals in NFL history, including the game-tying and -winning kicks in blizzard conditions in the infamous "Tuck Rule Game", and game-winning kicks in the final seconds of two Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII). Adam often refers to his younger brother Beau as his inspiration when he goes on to the field and credits Beau for giving him the strength to have so much determination and poise under pressure.


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