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Chandler Catanzaro
K #7
Height:
6-3
Weight:
200
Age:
24
College:
Clemson
Experience:
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 0 51 33 29 87.9 27 27 100 0 76 66.6 38 37 26.1
2014 ARI 16 0 0 51 33 29 87.9 27 27 100 0 76 66.6 38 37 26.1

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Originally signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Clemson in 2014, Catanzaro went on to win the kicking job with an outstanding performance in training camp and in preseason play.
  • Was twice named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in ’14, earning the honor for his Week 6 performance vs. Washington and his Week 15 outing at St. Louis. He became just the fourth player in team history to win multiple Player of the Week awards in his rookie season, joining Patrick Peterson (2011), Bill Gramatica (2001) and Ron Moore (1993).
  • Made his first 17 consecutive FG attempts in ’14, establishing a new NFL record for a rookie to begin their career and tying Washington K Kai Forbath (17 in 2012) for the NFL record to begin a career.
  • Established a new franchise rookie record with 114 points in ’14, shattering the previous mark of 73 set by K Bill Gramatica in 2001. Catanzaro’s 114 points ranked as the second-highest total among NFL rookies behind only Philadelphia’s Cody Parkey (150).
  • His 29 field goals in 2014 represent the fourth-highest single season total in franchise history.
  • Connected on a season-long 51-yard FG in Week 3 vs. San Francisco, which represents the longest FG by a rookie in franchise history.

NoteCARDS:

  • Originally signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Clemson in 2014, Catanzaro went on to win the kicking job with an outstanding performance in training camp and in preseason play.
  • Was twice named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in ’14, earning the honor for his Week 6 performance vs. Washington and his Week 15 outing at St. Louis. He became just the fourth player in team history to win multiple Player of the Week awards in his rookie season, joining Patrick Peterson (2011), Bill Gramatica (2001) and Ron Moore (1993).
  • Made his first 17 consecutive FG attempts in ’14, establishing a new NFL record for a rookie to begin their career and tying Washington K Kai Forbath (17 in 2012) for the NFL record to begin a career.
  • Established a new franchise rookie record with 114 points in ’14, shattering the previous mark of 73 set by K Bill Gramatica in 2001. Catanzaro’s 114 points ranked as the second-highest total among NFL rookies behind only Philadelphia’s Cody Parkey (150).
  • His 29 field goals in 2014 represent the fourth-highest single season total in franchise history.
  • Connected on a season-long 51-yard FG in Week 3 vs. San Francisco, which represents the longest FG by a rookie in franchise history.

Pro Career: Signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent on 5/12/14 out of Clemson and went on to establish a new franchise rookie scoring record with 114 points.

2014: Won the kicking job in training camp after joining the team as an undrafted free agent and went on to make 29-of-33 FGAs and all 27 PATs for a team-best 114 points … 29 made FGs are the fourth-most in a season in team history … also had 38 touchbacks on 75 kickoffs and two special teams tackles … converted both FGAs in his NFL debut vs. SD (9/8); 22-yarder in the second quarter was his first career FG and then made 44-yarder on the final play of the first half to give the Cardinals a 6-3 lead at halftime … made all four FGAs and his lone PAT @ NYG (9/14); became first Cardinals rookie kicker since Bill Gramatica (12/2/01 @ Oak) with four FGs in a game … successful on all three FGAs and two PATs vs. SF (9/21); made 51-yard FG on the opening drive, his first career FG of 50+ yards and the longest FG by a rookie in franchise history; also had four touchbacks on six kickoffs … made both FGAs and two PATs @ Den (10/5); had touchbacks on all five kickoffs … continued his perfect start by making all three FGAs and three PATs vs. Was (10/12); also had a career-high six touchbacks on seven kickoffs; named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, becoming the first Cardinals rookie since Patrick Peterson in 2011 and the seventh rookie in team history to win Player of the Week honors … made his only FGA and all three PATs @ Oak (10/19) … converted his only FGA and all three PATs vs. Phi (10/26); FG marked his 16th consecutive made FG to start the season, setting a new NFL rookie record to begin a season (Greg Zuerlein, 15, 2012) … made all four PATs @ Dal (11/2) … made 1-2 FGAs and all four PATs vs. StL (11/9); 43-yard FG in second quarter was his 17th consecutive made FG, tying the NFL record for most consecutive FGs to begin a career (Kai Forbath, 2012); 17 straight FGs is tied for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history and is the second-longest to open a season (Neil Rackers, 31, 2005); streak ended with miss from 53 yards in the fourth quarter … made two PATs vs. Det (11/16); first PAT gave him 74 points, surpassing Bill Gramatica (73, 2001) for the most points scored by a rookie in franchise history … made 1-2 FGAs @ Sea (11/23), missing a 49-yarder and then connecting from 23 yards in the second quarter … converted only FGA from 44 yards and one PAT @ Atl (11/30) … made 3-of-5 FGs vs. KC (12/7), hitting from 44, 33 and 39 yards; also had one special teams tackle … tied career high with four FGs @ StL (12/11), providing all the Cardinals points in 12-6 victory; three of four FGs were from 40+, including a 51-yarder in the third quarter to tie his career-long; surpassed 100 points on the season; named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time, becoming the fourth rookie in team history to win multiple Player of the Week awards … made both FGAs vs. Sea (12/21), converting from 27 and 32 yards … converted only FGA and both PATs @ SF (12/28); also had a special teams tackle … made both PATs and had two touchbacks on three kickoffs in Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15).

College: Left Clemson as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 404 points in 53 games after beginning his career as a walk-on … made 67-of-82 FG attempts (81.7 percent) and 203-of-207 PATs during his four-year career … ranks second in ACC history in points scored … set Clemson school records for PATs made (203), FGs of 40+ yards (24) and consecutive made FGs (20, 2011-12) … was a three-time All-ACC selection and two-time semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award (2011-12) … scored at least one point in every game of his career … earned Academic All-ACC honors twice and was a four-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll … was 13-14 on FGs and 60-61 on PATs as a senior and earned third-team All-ACC recognition … helped Clemson win 11 games for the second straight season for the first time in program history … was second-team all-conference as a junior after making 18-of-19 FGs and 57-of-59 PATs … made game-winning 37-yard FG as time expired against No. 7 LSU in Chick-fil-A Bowl … set career highs with 118 points and 22 FGs as a sophomore, earning second-team All-ACC honors … made 14-of-22 FGs in 2010, the third-most by a freshman in school history … redshirted in 2009.

Personal: Attended Christ Church Episcopal (Greenville, SC) School where he was named first-team all-county as a senior and the Class A special teams player of the year … established a school record with two 51-yard FGs as a senior … also served as team’s punter and averaged 41 yards per punt … named a Class A All-State kicker by High School Sports Report and also earned all-region honors as a junior … lettered in tennis as a freshman, winning the deciding match to help team capture a state title, and won two state titles with soccer team … also played basketball and was a team captain as a senior … graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences.

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