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Mike Nugent
K #2
Height:
5-10
Weight:
190
Age:
32
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Centerville, OH
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2014):

FGA
25
FGM
19
PCT
76
LNG
49
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 5 55 227 183 80.6 263 259 98.5 2 559 63.3 134 408 23.1
2014 CIN 11 0 1 49 25 19 76 25 25 100 0 55 66.7 24 31 25.9
2013 CIN 16 0 0 54 22 18 81.8 53 52 98.1 1 86 63.9 32 52 23.4
2012 CIN 12 0 0 55 23 19 82.6 35 35 100 0 65 66.6 21 43 26
2011 CIN 16 0 1 49 38 33 86.8 34 33 97.1 0 80 66.5 36 44 20.8
2010 CIN 9 0 1 54 19 15 78.9 17 17 100 0 44 63.3 7 34 26.5
2009 ARI 2 0 0 48 2 2 100 8 8 100 0 12 59.3 0 12 20.8
2009 TB 4 0 1 37 6 2 33.3 6 6 100 0 12 60.4 2 9 21.3
2008 NYJ 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 100 0 3 52.7 0 3 16.3
2007 NYJ 16 0 0 50 36 29 80.6 24 23 95.8 1 65 61.1 9 51 24.9
2006 NYJ 16 0 0 54 27 24 88.9 35 34 97.1 0 74 60.5 2 69 21.2
2005 NYJ 16 0 1 49 28 22 78.6 24 24 100 0 63 59.4 1 60 20.8
Recent Games
WKOppResultOverall FGsPATKickoffs
BlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
1 @BAL W 23-16 1 49 6 5 83.3 0 0 -- 0 7 68 3 4 --
2 ATL W 24-10 0 31 4 1 25 3 3 100 0 5 67.8 1 4 --
3 TEN W 33-7 0 29 1 1 100 4 4 100 0 6 65.3 4 2 --
5 @NE L 17-43 0 23 2 1 50 2 2 100 0 4 65.5 3 1 --
6 CAR L 37-37 0 44 4 3 75 4 4 100 0 8 66 2 6 --
7 @IND L 0-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 72 0 1 --
8 BAL W 27-24 0 33 2 2 100 3 3 100 0 6 69.5 1 5 --
9 JAC W 33-23 0 31 1 1 100 4 4 100 0 6 66.2 0 6 --
10 CLE L 3-24 0 43 1 1 100 0 0 -- 0 2 66.5 1 1 --
11 @NO W 27-10 0 42 2 2 100 3 3 100 0 5 65 5 0 --
12 @HOU W 22-13 0 49 2 2 100 2 2 100 0 5 65.4 4 1 --

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Bio

      A 10th-year NFL player for 2014, Nugent is in his fifth Bengals season ... Made five field goals in first half of Sept. 7 game at Baltimore, tying NFL record for most field goals in a half ... Had two game-winning FGs in 2013, including a 54-yarder Oct. 20 at Detroit ... His career-best 132 points and 33 FGs made in 2011 are Bengals season records, and he shares team mark for longest FG (55 yards) ... Handles kickoffs as well ... Former Ohio State All-American entered NFL as second-round N.Y. Jets draft pick in 2005.

      A 10th-year NFL player for 2014, Nugent is in his fifth Bengals season ... Made five field goals in first half of Sept. 7 game at Baltimore, tying NFL record for most field goals in a half ... Had two game-winning FGs in 2013, including a 54-yarder Oct. 20 at Detroit ... His career-best 132 points and 33 FGs made in 2011 are Bengals season records, and he shares team mark for longest FG (55 yards) ... Handles kickoffs as well ... Former Ohio State All-American entered NFL as second-round N.Y. Jets draft pick in 2005.

     Career transactions: Selected by N.Y. Jets in second round of 2005 NFL Draft (47th overall) ... Signed with Jets on 7-29-05 ... Signed with Tampa Bay as unrestricted free agent on 3-4-09 ... Released by Buccaneers on 10-6-09 ... Signed with Arizona on 12-16-09 ... Released by Cardinals on 1-1-10 ... Signed with Cincinnati as free agent on 4-23-10 ... Designated as Bengals franchise player on 3-2-12 ... Re-signed with Bengals as designated franchise player on 4-25-12 ... Re-signed with Bengals on 3-10-13.

     2014 highlights: Has played in Games 1-7 and is 13-for-19 on field goal attempts (long of 49 yards) and 16-for-16 on extra points ... Has one  special teams tackle ... Connected on five of six field goals on Sept. 7 at Baltimore, with all five makes coming in the first half to tie NFL record for field goals made in a half ... Had one field goal blocked at Baltimore, due to protection breakdown ... Logged one special teams tackle at Baltimore ... Went one-for-four on field goal attempts Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta ... Made lone field goal attempt Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee (29 yards) ... Hit one-of-two FGs on Oct. 5 at New England, hitting from 23 yards and missing from 52 ... Made three-of-four FG attempts on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, making from 44, 38 and 42 yards, and missing from 36 yards as clock expired in overtime ... Went two-for-two on FG attempts on Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore, making from 32 and 33 yards.

    Previous seasons: 2005—Played in every Jets game and scored 90 points, going 22-for-28 on FGs and 24-for-24 on PATs ... Went four-for-four on FGs in win Dec. 11 vs. Oakland. 2006—Scored 106 points as Jets went 10-6 to earn Wild Card playoff berth ... Made 24-of-27 FG attempts, setting Jets season accuracy record (88.9 percent) ... Made all three FG attempts in playoff loss at New England. 2007—Logged second straight 100-point season for Jets (110) ... 50-yard FG on Sept. 16 at Baltimore was his 19th straight, a streak that ranked second in Jets history ... On Nov. 4 vs. Washington, hit game-tying 30-yarder with 10 seconds left ... Went four-for-four on FGs in consecutive games Dec. 2 at Miami and Dec. 9 vs. Cleveland. 2008—Suffered quad injury on a kickoff in Jets opener Sept. 7 at Miami and was not able to finish game ... Following recovery, Jets chose not to displace Jay Feely as No. 1 kicker, and Nugent remained on roster on game day inactive status through season’s end. 2009—Played Games 1-4 for Tampa Bay after signing as UFA, but released after Week 4 ... Signed with Arizona and played Games 14-15, but released the week of Game 16 ... Over six combined games, he went 14-for-14 on PATs and four-for-eight on FGs. 2010—Joined Bengals as free agent and posted longest streak of consecutive made FGs to open a Cincinnati career, nine-of-nine during Games 1-4 ... Kicked 54-yard FG on Sept. 12 at New England, tying at the time for second-longest FG in Bengals history ... Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor for Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore, when he went five-for-five on FGs (career high for a game), scoring all of Cincinnati’s points in 15-10 win ... AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September ... Suffered knee injury (ACL tear) on onside kick attempt Nov. 14 at Indianapolis ... Placed Nov. 15 on Reserve/Injured list. 2011—Played in all 16 games and Wild Card playoff ... Scored Bengals-record 132 points, surpassing Shayne Graham’s mark of 131 from 2005, and his 33 FGs also set club mark, passing Graham’s 31 in ’05 ... Made late game-winning FGs vs. Buffalo and vs. Cleveland ... First in AFC and second in NFL in total FGs ... Had 67 of his 80 kickoffs (83.8 percent) reach end zone and helped Bengals rank first in NFL in average starting field position after kicking off (20.3-yard line) ... Three-for-three on FGs Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, including game-winner (23-20) from 43 yards as time expired ... Two-for-two on FGs on Oct. 30 at Seattle; including 48-yarder in fourth quarter to give Bengals 20-12 lead ... Three-for-three on FGs Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland (23, 40, 26), including game-winner (23-20) from 26 yards with 0:38 remaining ... One-for-two on FGs in Wild Card playoff on 1-7-12 at Houston, going wide right from 50 yards before converting from 37. 2012—Made 19-of-23 FG attempts, but suffered calf injury in practice Dec. 5, causing him to miss last four games and Wild Card playoff ... Made both FG attempts (39, 37) in win Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland ... Only FG on Sept. 23 at Washington was a 47-yarder ... Two-for-two (both 35-yarders) on Sept. 30 at Jacksonville ... Made his only FG attempt (28 yards) on Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants ... Converted both FG attempts (19 and 24 yards) on Dec. 2 at San Diego. 2013—Played in Games 1-16, going 18-for-22 on FGs and 52-for-53 on PATs ... Also played in Wild Card playoff ... On kickoffs, 57 of his 72 reached end zone, with 30 of those for touchbacks ... Missed his only FG try Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay (52 WL) and had a PAT blocked due to protection breakdown ... Two on FGs Oct. 6 vs. New England, one from 39 yards and one from 50 ... Details on Nugent’s game-winning FGs on Oct. 13 at Buffalo and on Oct. 20 at Detroit are in item below ... Went two-for-two FGs on Oct. 31 at Miami, including go-ahead 54-yarder with 1:24 to play, but Dolphins came back to tie and eventually win in OT ... Connected on his lone FG try, from 46 yards, Dec. 1 at San Diego, giving Bengals two-score lead in fourth quarter ... Pressed into emergency punting duties on Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh, following injury to P Kevin Huber, and punted twice for a gross and net average of 40.0 ... Did not attempt FG for third consecutive game Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota, first time Bengals had no FG attempts in three straight games since 1997 ... Made both FG attempts (39, 38) Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore ... Made his only FG attempt (46) in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego.

    Game over: Nugent had game winning FGs in consecutive games in October of 2013. On Oct. 13 at Buffalo, his 43-yarder in overtime gave Bengals a 27-24 win, and on Oct. 20 at Detroit, he kicked a 54-yarder at the fourth-quarter gun for another 27-24 win. His kick at Detroit tied a 1994 Doug Pelfrey kick vs. Philadelphia for longest-Bengals game-winner at the gun. In the Buffalo and Detroit games, he became the first Cincinnati kicker since ’94 to win games on the last play in back-to-back games. Pelfrey did it in ’94 on Nov. 6 at Seattle and Nov. 13 vs. Houston.

    Nugent’s game-winners: Nugent has made seven game-winning FGs in the last two minutes of regulation or in overtime ... His two in 2013 are detailed in previous “Game over” item ... On 10-2-11, for Bengals vs. Buffalo, converted from 43 yards as time expired to break a tie and give Bengals 23-20 win ... On 11-27-11, for Bengals vs. Cleveland, hit a 26-yarder with 0:38 left for 23-20 win ... For Jets vs. Pittsburgh on 11-18-07, his 38-yarder in OT produced a 19-16 win ... For Jets vs. Kansas City 12-30-07, his 43-yarder in OT netted 13-10 win ... For Jets at Miami on 12-25-06, made a 30-yard FG in the rain with 10 seconds left, lifting New York to 13-10 win in Monday night game.

    33 years in the making: On Nov. 25, 2012 vs. Oakland, Nugent connected on a personal career-long 55-yard FG. It tied a Bengals mark set only once previously, by Chris Bahr on Sept. 23, 1979 vs. Houston. In the roughly 33 years between the Bahr and Nugent kicks, four Bengals kickers combined to attempt six unsuccessful tries from 55 or more yards.

    Do-it-yourself Block winner: Nugent was named in 2011 as the Bengals’ recipient of the annual Ed Block Courage Award, which honors players who demonstrate commitment to the values of sportsmanship and courage. Nugent suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on his kicking leg in Game 9 of 2010, but fully recovered and was ready in time for the start of 2011 training camp in late July. The NFL lockout during the ’11 offseason complicated an already-difficult rehabilitation process for an ACL injury, and Nugent earned praise for arranging much of his own treatment for recovery.

    College: Left Ohio State with 22 school records, including most career points (356) ... Won the Lou Groza Award (given annually to the nation’s top kicker) as a senior in 2004 and was a consensus All-American ... In OSU’s 2002 national title season, he scored school-record 120 points and became first Buckeye kicker to earn first-team All-America honors ... Was 72-for-88 (81.8 percent) on career FGs.

    Personal: Hometown is Centerville, Ohio ... Attended Centerville High School, where he was a second-team Division I All-Ohio selection by Associated Press ... Also played QB as a prep senior ... Earned degree from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business ... Married (wife Emily) ... Offseason residence is Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Active in community service; has worked with United Way, Taste of NFL and Cancer Free Kids ... Father, Dan, played football at Wisconsin and Dayton ... In 2006, appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and kicked a football through a 12th-floor window at CBS offices ... Hobbies include golf, trap shooting, traveling and coaching football camps.

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