Stephen Gostkowski Celebrity Life
Stephen has been ranked number 115 for his overall NFL performance and has won three Super Bowls.
Stephen Gostkowski was born January 28, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a high school student at Madison Central High School, Gostkowski played baseball, football, and soccer.
Gostkowski recorded a 55-yard field goal kick in high school. He won four varsity letters in soccer and football each, three letters in baseball, and was an All-State honoree in each of these sports.
In his senior year, Gostkowski oversaw kickoff duties for Memphis and recorded 39 touchbacks on 68 kickoffs. In one of the games that year, Gostkowski recovered his own onside kick which was a rare accomplishment.
Gostkowski ended his college football career by setting a school record, scoring 369 total points, and the 13th rank in NCAA Division I-A history.
He achieved this by converting 70 of 92 total field goals and earning 159 extra points while he was a Tiger. Gostkowski received first-team All-Conference USA honors during his junior and senior years. He was also named the 2005 Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year.
Following graduation from high school, Gostkowski was selected to play for the New England Patriots in round four of the 2006 NFL Draft. In 2006 preseason, Gostkowski scored perfect 9 field goals and 11 extra points.
Around the same time, Gostkowski scored the longest kick in his career which was 52 yards long. He ended the season as the placekicker with the highest score (43 extra points and 20 field goals).
Although Gostkowski had to adjust working with different holders during season 2006, he delivered a strong performance by scoring 65.5 yards for each kickoff, 20 kicks, and a total of 12 touchdowns.
Season 2007 commenced with Gostkowski scoring 137 points, 21 field goals and a perfect score on extra points. In the postseason games, he missed one field goal which became his only postseason conversion that had failed.
In season 2008, Gostkowski registered five extra points and four field-goal attempts in a game against the Arizona Cardinals which became the highest-scoring game of his career.
He concluded the season with 36 field goals and 148 points and was chosen to appear in his first Pro Bowl.
Although his contract with the Patriots expired the following season, Gostkowski signed a four-year extension with them as a restricted free agent.
An injury in the middle of the season set him back; however, he was able to score a kickoff distance of 67.9 yards which was registered as a career-high score.
Gostkowski scored 28 field goals, 59 extra-point attempts, and 143 points in season 2011. He won the scoring title in 2012 upon scoring 153 points.
Gostkowski made a record score of 38 out of 41 field goals in 2013 when he was also named to his second Pro Bowl. He replaced Matt Prater who played in Super Bowl XLVIII.
At the end of the 2015 season, Gostkowski was named the placekicker on the 2015 All-Pro first team. He also became the first placekicker to begin for the winning team without kicking a point in Super Bowl.
However, as a kicker, Gostkowski won the record for setting maximum Super Bowl appearances in 2018. He made a 41-yard field goal which secured victory for the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII in 2018.
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