Rackers at Redskins training camp in 2012.
|Date of birth:August 16, 1976|
|Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 169|
|Debuted in 2000 for the Cincinnati Bengals|
|* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2000– 2002)
|Roster status: Unrestricted free agent|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Most field goals of 55 yards or more in one quarter (2)|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011|
|Field goal attempts||330|
|Field goal %||80.0|
|Long field goal||57 |
|Stats at NFL.com|
Neil William Rackers (born August 16, 1976) is an American football placekicker of the National Football League (NFL), who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Illinois.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Rackers attended Aquinas-Mercy High School in St. Louis, Missouri and was a student and a letterman in football, soccer, and baseball. In football, he was a two-year letterman and an All-Conference selection. In soccer, he led his team to consecutive State Titles and was an All-State selection. In baseball, he was an All-Conference selection.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Cincinnati Bengals[edit | edit source]
Arizona Cardinals[edit | edit source]
Rackers reached and or surpassed 20 touchbacks in a season twice in his career, and once had a streak of 31 consecutive field goals made before missing a 43-yarder in 2005 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. On New Year's Day, 2006, Rackers kicked his 40th field goal of the season, an NFL record. He was rewarded with a spot in that year's Pro Bowl. He is also one of the two active players to attempt a fair catch kick.
Houston Texans[edit | edit source]
Washington Redskins[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Houston Texans at Denver Broncos - December 26, 2010". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 2010-12-26. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201012260den.htm. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
- "Rackers on Pro-Football-Reference". rbref.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/rackenei01.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- Maske, Mark (April 24, 2012). "Kicker Neil Rackers says he’s signed with the Redskins". WashingtonPost.com. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/post/kicker-neil-rackers-says-hes-signed-with-the-redskins/2012/04/24/gIQAhUfkfT_blog.html. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
- Jones, Mike (August 27, 2012). "Redskins release Neil Rackers". WashingtonPost.com. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/post/redskins-release-neil-rackers/2012/08/27/59e91148-f049-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_blog.html. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
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