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Jason Myers
No. 5     
Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-12) May 12, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Chula Vista, California
Career information
College: Marist
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*San Jose SaberCats (2014)*
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
*Pro Bowl (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Field goals     97
Field goal attempts     115
Field goal %     84.3%
Long field goal     58
Touchbacks     201
Stats at NFL.com

Jason Myers (born May 12, 1991) is an American football placekicker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Marist.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Arena Football LeagueEdit

In the 2014 season, Myers spent time on the Arizona Rattlers and the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.[2]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On March 3, 2015, Myers signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[2]

On August 31, 2015, the Jaguars announced that Myers had earned the placekicker role on the team, after Josh Scobee was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers.[3]

In the 2016 season, Myers led the league with the most field goal attempts above 50 yards with 12, and most made with seven.

On October 17, 2017, Myers was released by the Jaguars after missing three long fields goals including two 54 yarders in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams.[4]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On January 3, 2018, Myers signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks.[5] On August 20, 2018, he was released by the Seahawks after losing the starting kicking job to veteran Sebastian Janikowski.[6]

New York JetsEdit

On August 21, 2018, Myers was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets.[7] He became the Jets' starting kicker after Taylor Bertolet was waived after the preseason.[8] On October 14, 2018, Myers broke the Jets' franchise record for field goals with seven against the Indianapolis Colts as the Jets won 42–34.[9] His performance that game earned Myers the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[10] Myers was named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster for his performance during the 2018 NFL season.[11]

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)Edit

On March 14, 2019, Myers signed a four-year, $15.45 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Marist Players/Alumni" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/schools/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Strum, Phil (March 3, 2015). "NFL Jaguars sign former Marist kicker Myers". http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/sports/college/marist/2015/03/03/nfl-jaguars-sign-former-marist-kicker-myers/24330543/.
  3. "Jaguars GM: Scobee trade ‘toughest decision we’ve had to make’". August 31, 2015. https://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jacksconville-jaguars-josh-scobee-trade-tough-desicions-083115. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  4. Oehser, John (October 17, 2017). "Jaguars sign K Lambo, release K Myers". https://web.archive.org/web/20171214053736/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/-Jaguars-sign-K-Lambo-release-K-Myers/a79e61f1-6d6f-4f83-be64-da0cff299e2d.
  5. Boyle, John (January 3, 2018). "Seahawks Sign K Jason Myers & FB Jalston Fowler To Future Contracts". https://web.archive.org/web/20180311015111/http://www.seahawks.com/news/2018/01/03/seahawks-sign-k-jason-myers-fb-jalston-fowler-future-contracts.
  6. Boyle, John (August 20, 2018). "Seahawks Waive Kicker Jason Myers, Sign CB Elijah Battle And WR Marvin Bracy". https://www.seahawks.com/news/seahawks-waive-kicker-jason-myers-sign-cb-elijah-battle-and-wr-marvin-bracy.
  7. Lange, Randy (August 21, 2018). "Jets Acquire K Jason Myers on Waivers from Seahawks". https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/jets-acquire-k-jason-myers-on-waivers-from-seahawks.
  8. Lange, Randy (September 1, 2018). "Final Cutdown: Jets Reach 53-Player Active Roster". https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/final-cutdown-jets-reach-53-player-active-roster. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  9. Waszak Jr., Dennis (October 14, 2018). "Myers kicks Jets-record 7 FGs in 42-34 win over Colts". https://apnews.com/68fd2e0ccd7046b8b614ed17cdf0441f. Retrieved October 14, 2018. "Jason Myers kicked a franchise-record seven field goals..."
  10. Lam, Quang M. (October 17, 2018). "Albert Wilson, Todd Gurley among Players of Week". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000975154/article/albert-wilson-todd-gurley-among-players-of-week.
  11. "Jason Myers Will Be First Kicker to Represent the Jets at the Pro Bowl" (in en-US). https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/jason-myers-will-be-first-kicker-to-represent-the-jets-at-the-pro-bowl?campaign=sf:fanshare:facebook.
  12. Boyle, John (March 14, 2019). "Seahawks Sign Pro Bowl Kicker Jason Myers". https://www.seahawks.com/news/seahawks-sign-pro-bowl-kicker-jason-myers.

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