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Penn Stater Robbie Gould Becomes Highest-Paid Kicker In NFL History

Former Penn State kicker Robbie Gould inked a four-year contract extension on Friday that will keep him a Chicago Bear through 2017, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Bears gave Gould $15 million including $9 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid kicker in NFL history.


It’s no surprise that Gould got such a huge contract considering the numbers that he has put up over his nine-year career after leaving the Nittany Lions. He ended his Penn State career as the No. 5 scorer in program history at the time with 232 points. Gould went undrafted in 2005, bouncing around between practice squads before settling down in Chicago. Gould has since converted 86 percent of his field goal attempts, making him the third-most accurate kicker in league history.

“This is an awesome opportunity,” Gould said during a Friday press conference. “This is a special day for a lot of reasons. … I thought it was important that I remain a Bear. If I’m going to hold a trophy up, I want to do it with the Chicago Bears.”

Gould enters what could be the last game for the Bears this season having put 26 of 29 field goal attempts through the uprights, including a franchise-record 58-yard blast in the season opener. Gould has kicked 11 game-winning field goals in his career and has scored 1,021 points for the Bears, which ranks second in franchise history behind kicker Kevin Butler. He also has seven 100-point seasons.

If you aren’t already impressed, consider that Gould has connected on every field goal attempt from inside 30 yards in his career, converting all 74 tries from close range. He is 91 percent from 30-to-39 yards, going 78 for 86, and is an outstanding 76.2 percnt from 50+ yards, going 16 for 21.

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