NFL CAREER – Signed in a shrewd 2008 midseason acquisition following an open tryout, the strong-legged Hartley has already made some of the most significant kicks in club history. He made his first 16 field goal attempts, setting what was then an NFL record for consecutive field goals to start a career. Hartley has been perfect in five postseason contests, drilling eight-of-eight field goals and 15-of-15 PATs, coming through in the clutch on repeated occasions, as well as making him the club’s all-time leading scorer in the playoffs with 39 points. Overall in his five-year NFL career, the University of Oklahoma product has drilled 84.5 percent of his field goal attempts. Hartley made a successful return in 2012 after missing the prior season with a hip injury, nailing 18-of-22 of his field goal attempts and showing his range by making career-long kicks of 53 yards twice.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Placed on Injured Reserve, 9/28/11; Agreed to terms on a five-year contract, 3/3/11; Signed by Saints, 10/29/08; Waived by Denver Broncos, 7/21/08; Signed by Denver as an undrafted free agent, 4/28/08.
HONORS – 2010: NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 2).
2012 – Appeared in all 16 games for the first time in his career and converted 18-of-22 field goal attempts and all 57 PATs for a career-high and team-leading 111 points…In his first regular season action since 2010 vs. Washington, Sept. 9, made his only field goal attempt from 21 yards out and added three PATs…Made both of his field goal attempts, including hitting a career-long 53-yarder, to go with three PATs at Carolina, Sept. 16…Vs. San Diego, Oct. 7, made a 26-yard field goal, his only attempt of the game and added four PATs…Was a perfect five-of-five on PATs at Tampa Bay, Oct. 21…Made his only field goal attempt from 31 yards out and was a perfect four-of-four on PATs vs. Atlanta, Nov. 11…Was a perfect five-of-five on PATs and made his only field goal try from 47 yards at Oakland, Nov. 18…Made field goals from 21- and 52 yards and his lone PAT at Atlanta, Nov. 29…Made both of his field goal attempts from 25 and 36 yards, while also connecting on all three PATs at N.Y. Giants, Dec. 9…Made two-of-two field goals from 25 and 36 yards, while also making all five PATs vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 16…Made two of three-field goals, including a game-winning 20-yard kick in overtime, while also going four-of-four on PATs at Dallas, Dec. 23…Made his only field goal attempt from 53 yards to tie a career-long and went five-of-five on PATs vs. Carolina, Dec. 30. 2011 – After being inactive for the first three games with a hip injury suffered in preseason, placed on injured reserve, Sept. 28. 2010 – Played in 14 games and split the uprights on 20-of-25 field goal attempts, adding 40 PATs for a team-high total of 100 points, the first time he reached the century mark…Inactive twice, vs. Carolina (10/3) and at Arizona (10/10)…On Monday night at San Francisco, Sept. 20, was a perfect three-of-three on FG attempts, including booting the game-winning 37-yard attempt as time expired, for 11 points, earning his first NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award…Logged eight points vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 31, booting two-of-two field goal attempts and two PATs…Converted two-of-two field goal attempts and four PATs at Carolina, Nov. 7…In his first trip to his hometown as a professional, made all three field goal attempts, including a 50-yarder, along with three PATs for a season-high 12 points at Dallas, Nov. 25, starting a stretch where he made his final ten FG attempts of regular season…Hit from 48 and 24 yards and on all four PATs at Cincinnati, Dec. 5…Made a 40-yard field goal attempt and four PATs vs. St. Louis, Dec. 12…Kicked three extra points and a 47-yard field goal attempt at Baltimore, Dec. 19…Set a then-career-long with a 52-yard field goal and added two PATs on Monday night at Atlanta, Dec. 27…Converted 45 and 38-yard field goal attempts and was good on only PAT try vs. Tampa Bay, 1/2/11…In NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle, kicked three field goals (26, 22 and 21 yards) and all three PATs for a postseason career-best 12 points. 2009 – Took over kicking duties for last five regular season games, going 9-11 on field goals and making 10-11 PATs for 37 points. In the postseason, was perfect as he made five-five field goal attempts and 12-12 PATs…Making 2009 debut at Washington, Dec. 6, kicked career-best four field goals-including the 18-yard game-winner in overtime-in five attempts, his only miss coming on a 58-yard attempt at the end of regulation that fell just short. Carrying over from his rookie campaign, made his first 16 field goals, breaking what was then the NFL record for consecutive field goals to start a career…Fourth quarter 38-yard FG, in addition to an earlier 33-yarder, gave the Saints a 26-23 lead they would keep at Atlanta, Dec. 13…In NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Arizona, converted all six PATs and was successful on his lone FG try, a 43-yarder…After converting four PATs in regulation, made the biggest kick of his career in overtime when he split the uprights on a 40-yard FG to provide the winning margin in a 31-28 win to send Saints to the Super Bowl for the first time in NFC Championship vs. Minnesota…In Super Bowl XLIV, became first player in Super Bowl history to kick three FGs of 40-or-more yards, when he connected from 46, 44 and 47 yards, in addition to two PATs. 2008 – Signed by Saints, Oct. 29 and had the finest season for field goal percentage by a rookie kicker in club history. Made all 13 of his field goal attempts and all 28 of his PATs. Field goal total and 67 points are the second-highest total for a Saints rookie kicker, both records held by Charlie Durkee in 1967 with 14 and 69 points…In NFL debut at Atlanta, Nov. 9, converted both PATs and 24 and 44-yard field goals…Connected on all six PATs and converted a 30-yard field goal attempt vs. Green Bay, Nov. 24…Kicking in adverse weather conditions at Tampa Bay, Nov. 30, drilled two 40-plus yard field goals, including then-career-long 47-yarder.
COLLEGE – Played 43 career games (2004-07) at Oklahoma, and was a second-team All-Big 12 selection his final two years…Closed career third in OU history in field goals made (47) and sixth in points scored…Finished college career with a .866 field goal percentage (47-of-58), including converting 13-of-15 as a senior…Made a career-best 53-yard field goal vs. Utah State as senior...Named a finalist for Lou Groza Award as junior, setting a school-record with a .950 field goal percentage (19-of-20), to pick up second-team All-Big 12 honors...Had 33 touchbacks as a sophomore…Communications major.
PERSONAL – Born May 16, 1986 in Keller, Texas…Prepped at Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) HS where he was a teammate of LS Justin Drescher and former Saints QB Chase Daniel...Made 17-of-20 field attempts as a senior in 2003, earning All-State honors from the Dallas Morning News…Participated in Rebuilding Together’s “Kickoff to Rebuild” event prior to Super Bowl XLVII in Algiers, where he rebuilt a backyard fence, contributed to painting several houses and served as a celebrity judge for a barbeque competition following the event.
Garrett Hartley kicks a 40-yard FG to send the New Orleans Saints to their 1st Super Bowl.
New Orleans Saints K Garrett Hartley speaks with reporters after the team's game vs the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, November 17, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley helps his team move to 8-2 with this game-winning 31-yard field goal against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hits wide receiver Marques Colston for 31 yards, which sets up a game-winning 27-yard field goal by Garrett Hartley.