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Chandler Catanzaro
K #7
Height:
6-3
Weight:
200
Age:
25
College:
Clemson
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 0 51 64 57 89.1 85 80 94.1 0 175 65.7 88 86 25.1
2015 ARI 16 0 0 47 31 28 90.3 58 53 91.4 0 99 65.1 50 49 24.3
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 and won the kicking job in training camp that year.
  • Has kicked in every game during his first two seasons, converting 57-of-64 FGAs and 80-of-85 PATs for 251 points.
  • In 2015, Catanzaro ranked third in the NFL with 137 points, the second-highest single-season total in franchise history (Neil Rackers, 140 in 2005). He was 28-of-31 on FGs and tied the franchise single-season record with 53 PATs.
  • Made his first two game-winning kicks in 2015 with a 32-yard FG with six seconds left in Week 11 vs. Cincinnati and a 47-yarder with 1:23 remaining in Week 14 vs. Minnesota.
  • Connected on 19 consecutive FG attempts between Games 7 and 15 last season, tying for the second-longest streak in team history.
  • A three-time NFC Special Teams Player of the Week recipient, earning the honor twice as a rookie (Week 6 vs. Washington and Week 15 at St. Louis) and then again in Week 14 vs. Minnesota in 2015. His three Player of the Week honors are tied for the most by a kicker in team history (Bill Gramatica, Chris Jacke).
  • He was 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).
  • Established a new franchise rookie record with 114 points in ’14, shattering the previous mark of 73 set by K Bill Gramatica in 2001.
  • Connected on a season-long 51-yard FG in Week 3 vs. San Francisco in ’14, 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 has appeared in all 32 regular season games and three postseason contests during his first two NFL seasons.

NoteCARDS:

  • Originally signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Clemson in 2014 and won the kicking job in training camp that year.
  • Has kicked in every game during his first two seasons, converting 57-of-64 FGAs and 80-of-85 PATs for 251 points.
  • In 2015, Catanzaro ranked third in the NFL with 137 points, the second-highest single-season total in franchise history (Neil Rackers, 140 in 2005). He was 28-of-31 on FGs and tied the franchise single-season record with 53 PATs.
  • Made his first two game-winning kicks in 2015 with a 32-yard FG with six seconds left in Week 11 vs. Cincinnati and a 47-yarder with 1:23 remaining in Week 14 vs. Minnesota.
  • Connected on 19 consecutive FG attempts between Games 7 and 15 last season, tying for the second-longest streak in team history.
  • A three-time NFC Special Teams Player of the Week recipient, earning the honor twice as a rookie (Week 6 vs. Washington and Week 15 at St. Louis) and then again in Week 14 vs. Minnesota in 2015. His three Player of the Week honors are tied for the most by a kicker in team history (Bill Gramatica, Chris Jacke).
  • He was 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).
  • Established a new franchise rookie record with 114 points in ’14, shattering the previous mark of 73 set by K Bill Gramatica in 2001.
  • Connected on a season-long 51-yard FG in Week 3 vs. San Francisco in ’14, 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 has appeared in all 32 regular season games and three postseason contests during his first two NFL seasons.

2015: Converted 28-of-31 FGAs and 53-of-58 PATs to finish the season with 137 points, the second-highest single-season total in franchise history and third-most in the NFL in 2015 … FG percentage of .903 ranked third-best in team history … had a streak of 19 consecutive made FGs from games 7-16, tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history and made his first two career game-winning FGs … connected on both FGAs and all three PATs in two playoff games … made a 43-yard FG and all four PATs vs. NO (9/13); also had five touchbacks on six kickoffs … made a career-high six PATs and added five touchbacks on kickoffs and one special teams tackle @ Chi (9/20) … tied career high with six PATs for the second straight game and made his only FGA from 22 yards vs. SF (9/27) … set career highs with five FGs and 16 points vs. StL (10/4), making all five of his FG attempts and only PAT; became just the fourth kicker in franchise history to make five or more FGs in a game (Jim Bakken, Jay Feely, Neil Rackers); also had two special teams tackles … tied career high with six PATs for the third time in season’s first five games @ Det (10/11); also had four touchbacks on seven kickoffs … made 2-of-3 FGAs and added a special teams tackle @ Pit (10/18) … hit 2-of-3 FGAs and had five touchbacks on six kickoffs vs. Bal (10/26) … made both FGAs from 37 and 35 yards and all four PATs @ Cle (11/1); also had one special teams tackle … converted all three FGAs (33, 43 and 43 yards) and all four PATs @ Sea (11/15) … notched his first career game-winning FG on a 32-yarder with six seconds remaining to give the Cardinals a 34-31 victory vs. Cin (11/22); made both FGAs and all four PATs in the game and had five touchbacks on seven kickoffs ... hit both FGAs from 26 and 41 yards @ SF (11/29) … made both FGAs (33 and 29 yards) and all three PATs @ StL (12/6); surpassed 100 points for the second straight year, becoming the first player in team history to score 100+ points in each of his first two seasons … delivered his second game-winning FG in four weeks with a 47-yarder with 1:23 remaining to give the Cardinals a 23-20 victory vs. Min (12/10); made all three FGAs and two PATs and had a special teams tackle; named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, his first such honor this season and the third of his career (tied for the most by a kicker in team history) … converted both FGAs @ Phi (12/20); gave him 18 consecutive made FGs, surpassing his previous career-best streak of 17 straight in 2014 … made his only FGA and all five PATs vs. GB (12/27); extended consecutive made FGs streak to 19, tied for the second-longest streak in team history; also had five touchbacks on seven kickoffs … FG streak came to an end with a miss from 51 yards vs. SEA (1/3/16) … successful on both FGAs (28 and 36 yards) and converted both PATs in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) … made only PAT attempt in NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

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 were 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); 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 tied for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history and is 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 season 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 … finished 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) … 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 in 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 … 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: Last name pronounced ‘cat-un-ZAIR-oh’ … 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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