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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 (2013):

FGA
22
FGM
18
PCT
81.8
LNG
54
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 4 55 202 164 81.2 238 234 98.3 2 504 62.9 110 377 22.9
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 @CHI L 21-24 0 0 0 0 -- 3 3 100 0 4 65 3 1 --
2 PIT W 20-10 0 41 2 2 100 2 2 100 0 5 65.2 3 2 --
3 GB W 34-30 0 0 1 0 0 5 4 80 1 6 63.5 3 2 --
4 @CLE L 6-17 0 43 2 2 100 0 0 -- 0 3 68 1 2 --
5 NE W 13-6 0 50 2 2 100 1 1 100 0 4 68.3 0 4 --
6 @BUF W 27-24 0 46 3 2 66.7 3 3 100 0 5 62.6 0 5 --
7 @DET W 27-24 0 54 3 2 66.7 3 3 100 0 5 70 4 1 --
8 NYJ W 49-9 0 0 0 0 -- 7 7 100 0 8 64.8 2 6 --
9 @MIA L 20-22 0 54 2 2 100 2 2 100 0 6 68.5 3 3 --
10 @BAL L 17-20 0 32 2 1 50 2 2 100 0 3 63 1 2 --
11 CLE W 41-20 0 41 2 2 100 5 5 100 0 8 59.4 5 2 --
13 @SD W 17-10 0 46 1 1 100 2 2 100 0 4 66.3 2 2 --
14 IND W 42-28 0 0 0 0 -- 6 6 100 0 7 59.9 0 7 --
15 @PIT L 20-30 0 0 0 0 -- 2 2 100 0 4 63.3 3 1 --
16 MIN W 42-14 0 0 0 0 -- 6 6 100 0 7 54.7 1 6 --
17 BAL W 34-17 0 39 2 2 100 4 4 100 0 7 68 1 6 --

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Bio

GAME OVER: Nugent had game winning field goals in consecutive games last month: On Oct. 13 at Buffalo, his 43-yarder in overtime gave Bengals a 27-24 win, and on Oct. 30 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. For his career, Nugent now has seven game-winning field goals in the last two minutes of regulation or in overtime, with four of those coming for the Bengals.

2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Played in Games 1-16, going 18-for-22 on FGs and 42-for-43 on PATs ... Also handles kickoffs, and 57 of his 72 have reached end zone, with 30 of those for touchbacks ... Went 2-for-2 on field goals (long of 41) Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh … Missed his only FG try Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay (52 WL) and had a PAT blocked due to protection breakdown … Two-for-two on FGs (25, 43) Sept. 29 at Cleveland ... Two-for-two on FGs Oct. 6 vs. New England, one from 39 yards and one from 50 ... Details on Nugent’s game-winning field goals on Oct. 13 at Buffalo and Oct. 20 at Detroit are in previous item, but he was two-for-three overall on FGs in each game ... Went two-for-two on FGs Oct. 31 at Miami, including go-ahead 54-yarder with 1:24 to play, but Dolphins came back to tie and eventually win in overtime … On Nov. 10 at Baltimore, was wide left from 42 yards before connecting from 32 ... Went two-for-two on FGs Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland, connecting from 41 and 38 yards ... Connected on his lone field goal try from 46 yards Dec. 1 at San Diego, giving Bengals two-score lead in fourth quarter ... On Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, had no FG attempts for first time since season opener ... Did not attempt a field goal Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh for the second game in a row ... Pressed into emergency punting duties following injury to P Kevin Huber, and punted twice for a gross and net average of 40.0 ... Did not attempt a FG for third consecutive game Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota, first time Bengals have had no FG attempts in three straight games since 1997 ... Made both FG attempts (39, 38) Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore.

Centerville, Ohio, native, a ninth-year NFL player, is in his fourth Bengals season, having re-signed as a UFA this past spring ... Had two game-winning field goals on the season, including a 54-yarder, and had another 54-yarder that put Bengals ahead in final two minutes, though Cincinnati lost that leadMade 19-of-23 FG attempts in 2012, including club-record tying 55-yarder, but suffered calf injury in practice Dec. 5, causing him to miss last four games and Wild Card playoff ... His career-best 132 points and 33 FGs made in 2011 set Bengals records.

GAME OVER: Nugent had game winning field goals in consecutive games last month: On Oct. 13 at Buffalo, his 43-yarder in overtime gave Bengals a 27-24 win, and on Oct. 30 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. For his career, Nugent now has seven game-winning field goals in the last two minutes of regulation or in overtime, with four of those coming for the Bengals.

2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Played in Games 1-16, going 18-for-22 on FGs and 42-for-43 on PATs ... Also handles kickoffs, and 57 of his 72 have reached end zone, with 30 of those for touchbacks ... Went 2-for-2 on field goals (long of 41) Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh … Missed his only FG try Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay (52 WL) and had a PAT blocked due to protection breakdown … Two-for-two on FGs (25, 43) Sept. 29 at Cleveland ... Two-for-two on FGs Oct. 6 vs. New England, one from 39 yards and one from 50 ... Details on Nugent’s game-winning field goals on Oct. 13 at Buffalo and Oct. 20 at Detroit are in previous item, but he was two-for-three overall on FGs in each game ... Went two-for-two on FGs Oct. 31 at Miami, including go-ahead 54-yarder with 1:24 to play, but Dolphins came back to tie and eventually win in overtime … On Nov. 10 at Baltimore, was wide left from 42 yards before connecting from 32 ... Went two-for-two on FGs Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland, connecting from 41 and 38 yards ... Connected on his lone field goal try from 46 yards Dec. 1 at San Diego, giving Bengals two-score lead in fourth quarter ... On Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, had no FG attempts for first time since season opener ... Did not attempt a field goal Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh for the second game in a row ... Pressed into emergency punting duties following injury to P Kevin Huber, and punted twice for a gross and net average of 40.0 ... Did not attempt a FG for third consecutive game Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota, first time Bengals have had no FG attempts in three straight games since 1997 ... Made both FG attempts (39, 38) Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore.

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 12-16-09 with Arizona ... Released by Cardinals on 1-1-10 ... Signed with Cincinnati as free agent on 4-23-10 ... Designated 3-2-12 as Bengals franchise player ... Re-signed with Bengals on 4-25-12 ... Re-signed with Bengals on 3-10-13.

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 ... Reached end zone on 16 of 44 kickoffs, with seven touchbacks.

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 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 1-7-12 at Houston, going wide right from 50 yards before converting from 37.

2012—Played in Games 1-12 and was 19-for-23 on FGs and 35-for-35 on PATs ... Handled all kickoffs ... Inactive for Games 13-15, due to right calf injury, and not on roster (Reserve/Injured) for Game 16 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) Sept. 30 at Jacksonville ... Made only FG attempt (44) Oct. 14 at Cleveland ... Converted only attempt—48-yarder—Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh ... Made three of four FGs Nov. 4 vs. Denver, converting from 28, 40 and a season-long 49-yarder, and missing wide right from 46 ... Made his only FG attempt (28 yards) Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants ... Missed wide left from 50 yards Nov. 18 at Kansas City ... Converted both FG attempts (19 and 24 yards) Dec. 2 at San Diego.

33 YEARS IN THE MAKING: On the last play of the first half Nov. 25 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 9-23-79 vs. Houston. In the roughly 33 years between the Bahr and Nugent kicks, four Bengals kickers combined to make six unsuccessful tries from 55 or more yards.

NUGENT'S GAME-WINNERS: Nugent has made five game-winning FGs in the last two minutes of regulation or in overtime, including two last season ... On Oct. 2 of last season vs. Buffalo, converted from 43 yards as time expired to break a tie and give Bengals 23-20 win ... On Nov. 27 last season vs. Cleveland, he hit a 26-yarder with 0:38 left, giving Bengals 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 on 12-30-07, his 43-yarder in OT netted a 13-10 win ... For Jets at Miami on 12-25-06, made a 30-yard FG in the rain with 10 seconds left, lifting Jets to 13-10 win in Monday night game.

DO-IT-YOUSELF 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 (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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