Taylor Bertolet
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Bertolet with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016
Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth: Reading, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted in 2016
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Los Angeles Rams ( 2016)*
Career highlights and awards
*Texas A&M school record extra points converted (67) (2012)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2015)
Stats at NFL.com

Taylor Bertolet (born October 24, 1992) is an American football placekicker who is a free agent. He played college football at Texas A&M and holds a school record for most PATs in a single season.

College career

In 2012, Bertolet and quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshmen to surpass 100 points in a season.[1] Bertolet kicked for a total of a career-high 106 points including 13 field goals and a school record 67 extra points.[1] Bertolet kicked a season-long 54-yard field goal against Louisiana Tech.[2]

Bertolet was mainly the Aggies kickoff specialist for the 2013 and 2014 season, losing placekicking job to Josh Lambo.[3]

In 2015, Bertolet kicked a career-high 22 field goals on 31 attempts for a career-high 71% field goal percentage.[4] Bertolet kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal against Mississippi State.[5] Bertolet tied Southeastern Conference and school records by making six field goals against Vanderbilt. He tied Alan Smith's six field goals in 1983 against Arkansas State.[6]

Professional career

Los Angeles Rams

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Bertolet signed with the Los Angeles Rams on May 4, 2016.[7] On August 30, 2016, he was released by the Rams.[8]

Denver Broncos

On March 21, 2018, Bertolet signed with the Denver Broncos.[9] On April 30, 2018, he was waived by the Broncos.[10]

New York Jets

On May 7, 2018, Bertolet was signed by the New York Jets.[11] He was waived by the Jets on September 1, 2018, after losing the starting kicking job to Jason Myers.[12][13]

Salt Lake Stallions

Before the 2019 season, Bertolet signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.[14]

Denver Broncos (second stint)

After the AAF filed for bankruptcy, Bertolet re-signed with the Denver Broncos on April 29, 2019.[15] He was waived on July 23, 2019.[16]

New York Jets (second stint)

On August 11, 2019, Bertolet was signed by the New York Jets after Chandler Catanzaro retired during preseason.[17] He was waived by the Jets on September 1, 2019.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Texas A&M University Athletics". http://12thman.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2654.
  2. "Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech - Box Score - October 13, 2012 - ESPN". http://espn.go.com/college-football/boxscore?gameId=322872348.
  3. "NFL Draft: Texas A&M kicker Taylor Bertolet signs free agent deal with Los Angeles Rams". http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/05/nfl_draft_texas_am_kicker_tayl.html.
  4. Sports, Fox. "Taylor Bertolet - K for the Texas A&M Aggies". http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/taylor-bertolet-player.
  5. "Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M - Box Score - October 3, 2015 - ESPN". http://espn.go.com/college-football/boxscore?gameId=400603885.
  6. "Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt - Game Recap - November 21, 2015 - ESPN". http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=400603930.
  7. Simmons, Myles (May 4, 2016). "Rams sign 19 undrafted free agents". TheRams.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20170907122424/http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/rams-sign-19-undrafted-free-agents/d04dd04b-c5b9-41c5-b402-582aae57d97c. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  8. Bain, Nate (August 30, 2016). "Rams Announce First Round of Roster Cuts". Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170805061520/http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Announce-First-Round-of-Roster-Cuts/78082875-d44d-4bf9-a96e-8eaf2e3277dd.
  9. DiLalla, Aric (March 21, 2018). "Broncos sign K Taylor Bertolet, LS Christian Kuntz". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-sign-k-taylor-bertolet-ls-christian-kuntz-20475004.
  10. DiLalla, Aric (April 30, 2018). "Broncos waive K Taylor Bertolet, DL Jhaustin Thomas". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-waive-k-taylor-bertolet-dl-jhaustin-thomas-20618366.
  11. Allen, Eric (May 7, 2018). "Jets Sign K Bertolet, Waive CB Keeton". https://www.newyorkjets.com/_mobileview/news/jets-sign-k-bertolet-waive-cb-keeton.
  12. Alper, Josh (September 1, 2018). "Jets cut K Taylor Bertolet". https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/09/01/jets-cut-k-taylor-bertolet/.
  13. 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.
  14. "Taylor Bertolet set to get his kicks in new football league". Reading Eagle. February 8, 2019. https://www.readingeagle.com/sports/article/taylor-bertolet-set-to-get-his-kicks-in-new-football-league. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  15. DiLalla, Aric (April 29, 2019). "Broncos sign K Taylor Bertolet". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-sign-k-taylor-bertolet. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  16. DiLalla, Aric (July 23, 2019). "Broncos sign P Justin Vogel". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-sign-p-justin-vogel.
  17. Bergman, Jeremy (August 11, 2019). "Jets kicker Chandler Catanzaro retires; Bertolet signed". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001040856/article/jets-kicker-chandler-catanzaro-retires-bertolet-signed.
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