NFL CAREER – One of most accomplished kickers in NFL history, the league’s longest tenured player came to New Orleans to replace Garrett Hartley after he suffered a hip injury. Kasay rewarded the Saints for their opportunity to handle kicking duties by setting a franchise record with 144 points, showing trademark consistency by hitting 28-of-34 field goals (82.4%), including a game-winner in overtime. The 21-year NFL veteran has appeared in 301 regular season games, ninth in NFL record books, ranks eighth all-time in NFL history for points scored with 1,970 and his 461 field goals rank sixth in league history. Kasay’s made at least one field goal of at least 50 yards in 18 of his 21 seasons, 42 overall to rank second in NFL record books behind Detroit’s Jason Hanson. The former University of Georgia standout ranks second in points and field goals made among active kickers behind Hanson.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with Saints, 8/30/11; Released by Carolina, 7/29/11; Signed to a four-year contract extension by Carolina Panthers, 10/30/08; Signed to a five-year contract by Carolina, 2/17/04; Placed on injured reserve by Carolina, 9/21/02; Placed on injured reserve by Carolina, 8/14/00; Placed on injured reserve by Carolina, 12/14/99; Signed to three-year contract extension by Carolina, 2/11/99; Signed by Carolina to a five-year contract (UFA-Sea.), 2/20/95; Originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in fourth round (98th pick overall) of 1991 NFL Draft.
HONORS - 2006: NFC Special Teams Player of Week (Week 3); 2004: NFC Special Teams Player of Week (Week 13); 2003: NFC Special Teams Player of Month (October), NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 15); 1997: NFL Player of the Week (Week one); 1996: NFC Special Teams Player of the Month (September), NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week one), NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week two), Pro Bowl, UPI-All Pro, Football News All-NFC; 1991: First-Team All-Rookie (Pro Football Weekly/PFWA, Football News, Pro Football Newsweekly).
2011 – Appeared in all 16 games and set a franchise record with 144 points and 63 PATS. Drilled 28-of-34 field goal attempts (82.4%)…Made both postseason FG attempts and converted nine-of-nine PATs…Enjoyed a perfect start to his Saints playing career in the NFL’s season opener at Green Bay, Sept. 8, when he drilled both field goal attempts and four extra points…Kicked three field goals on three attempts vs. Chicago, Sept. 18, giving him for 438 for his career and moving him past Jason Elam for sixth place in NFL history. His 53-yard FG in the second quarter was the 41st of 50 or more yards in his career, breaking a tie with former New Orleans K Morten Andersen for second place all-time in NFL history…In a return to the city where he spent the majority of his NFL career, Kasay produced a total of 12 points, frilling field goals from 23, 46 and 37 yards in a winning effort at Carolina, Oct. 9…Set a career-high and had a franchise-record with eight successful PATS, while also drilling 23-and-47-yard FG attempts vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 23….Drilled a game-winning 26-yard FG through the uprights in overtime, as part of a day when he hit four-of-five FG attempts and also two PATs at Atlanta, Nov. 13. 2010 – In final season in Carolina, appeared in 16 games to extend Panthers team-record streak to 101...Connected on 25-of-29 FG attempts and 17 extra-point opportunities for team-leading 92 points...Converted third quarter 53-yard FG vs. Chicago, Oct. 10...Made the 13th career game-winning FG and 11th with Carolina on a 37-yard FG with 39 seconds left vs. San Francisco, Oct. 24. 55-yard third quarter FG equaled second-longest of career, previously accomplished for Seattle at Kansas City (1/2/94). 2009 – Played in 16 games, connected on 22-of-27 FG attempts and 31-of-32 PAT opportunities for team-best 97 points...Made season-long 50-yard FG, at Atlanta, Sept. 20...Had team record of 157 consecutive successful PATs snapped when Vikings DE Ray Edwards blocked PAT in second quarter vs. Minnesota, Dec. 20. 2008 – Played in 16 games, converted 28-of-31 FG attempts and all 46 PAT opportunities for 130 points...Point total ranks second in team history to his 145 in 1996...Established personal best with a 90.3 FG percentage...Set team record for most extra points in a season (46)...Did not handle kickoffs for the first time in career...Tied team record for most field goals in a quarter with three in second quarter, at San Diego, Sept. 7. Connected on all four attempts for the game in 26-24 win...Missed short on a 54-yard FG attempt at Oakland, Nov. 9. Ended streak of 21 consecutive FGs made, one shy of his team mark of 22...Kicked game winning 42-yard FG with one second remaining in 33-31 victory that clinched NFC South, at New Orleans, Dec. 28. Successful on all four FG attempts...Converted only XP attempt in 10th career postseason game in NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Arizona, 1/10/09. 2007 – Played in 16 games...Converted 24-of-28 FG attempts and 27-of-27 XP opportunities for a team-leading 99 points...Made 11th career game-winning FG on a 52-yarder as time expired at New Orleans, Oct. 7. Finished with 10 points on three FGs and a extra point...Connected on season-high four FGs out of five attempts and was successful on his only XP opportunity for season-high 13 points at Arizona, Oct. 14...Kicked season-long 53-yard FG vs. Seattle, Dec. 16. 2006 – Played in 16 games...Converted 24-of-27 FG attempts and 28-of-28 XP opportunities to rank first on team with 100 points...88.9 FG conversion rate established a career-high and tied for second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL...Stands as the second-highest FG percentage in team history behind 92.85 by Joe Nedney in 2000...Sixth career 100-point season...Became 25th player in NFL history to score 1,000 points with same club...Four field goals beyond 50 yards equaled personal best, previously accomplished in 1998...Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week at Tampa Bay, Sept. 24, after converting an NFL-record four FGs of 46 yards or longer in one game, including a 46-yard game-winner with two seconds remaining in 26-24 win...Converted attempts from 51, 50, 49 and 46 yards...46-yard game winner...Increased Player of Week awards to six...Missed short on career-long 65-yard attempt vs. Dallas, Oct. 29...Converted 51-yard FG at Washington, Nov. 26. 2005 – Played in 16 games...Converted 26-of-34 FG attempts and 43-of-44 PAT opportunities for 121 points...Established personal bests for XP attempts and conversions...Punted once for 36 yards...Converted 23-of-26 FG attempts from 49 yards or less...Contributed to team that ranked eighth in NFL in scoring (24.4 points per game)...Played in all three postseason games...Successful on all six FG attempts and six-of-seven extra point attempts...Led NFL kickers with 24 points. 2004 – Played in 14 games...Converted 19-of-22 FG attempts and 27-of-28 PAT opportunities to rank second on team with 84 points...86.4 field goal percent conversion rate ranked second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL...Ranks as third-highest field goal percentage in team history behind 92.85 registered by Joe Nedney in 2000 and 88.0 achieved by Kasay in 1999...Field goal conversion rate stands as second highest of career, trailing 88.0 mark in 1999...Season included streak of 15 straight FGs that ended when 60-yard attempt was blocked in finale vs. New Orleans, 1/2/05...Inactive at San Francisco, Nov. 14 and vs. Arizona, Nov. 21 with injured right calf...Earned NFC Special Teams Player of Week recognition after converting team-record and career-high six FGs in 32-21 win at New Orleans (12/5)...Two-time Player of Month recipient...At New Orleans, Dec. 5: Established team record and career high with six FGs and 20 points...Converted two extra point attempts to end with 20 points...Named NFC Special Teams Player of Week...Six FGs were NFL high for 2004...Converted FGs from 30, 50, 46 and 25 yards as well as two 21-yarders...At Tampa Bay, Dec. 26: Missed extra point attempt...Vs. New Orleans, 1/2/05: Converted 54-yarder...60-yard attempt with four seconds left that could have tied contest was blocked. 2003 – Converted 32-of-38 FG attempts and 29-of-30 extra point opportunities to score 125 points...Ranked second in the NFC in scoring among kickers...Led Panthers in scoring with the second-highest total of his career and in team history...Fourth season in which he scored 100 or more points and first since he tallied a team-record 145 points in 1996...38 FG attempts and 32 conversions stand as second-highest totals of his career and in team history...Established team record with 22 consecutive FGs...Kicked at least three FGs in five games. POSTSEASON: Led NFL with 35 points, converting nine-of-11 FGs and all eight PAT opportunities...Including 1996 postseason, extended streak to 14 consecutive FGs before hitting the left upright on 53-yard attempt at St. Louis, 1/10/04...Streak of consecutive FGs tied for third-longest in NFL history, equaling Jacksonville's Mike Hollis, who registered his streak from 1996-99. PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Named NFC Special Team Player of Month for October after converting all nine of his FG attempts and all nine extra point opportunities...Included game-winning kicks in overtime of 47 yards at Indianapolis (10/12) and 31 yards at New Orleans (10/26)...Made game-saving tackle of dangerous Saints kick returner Michael Lewis in overtime...Named NFC Player of the Week for performance at Arizona, Dec. 14 in which he converted field goals from 21 and 49 yards as well as two extra point opportunities...49-yard FG came with four seconds remaining and clinched NFC South title...Fourth career player of the week award, the most won by a player in team history...First honor since winning in 1997 for performance at Atlanta (9/7/97). GAME-WINNING FIELD GOALS: Converted four game-winning field goals in 2003, increasing his Panthers total to eight and career total to nine...49-yard FG with four seconds left secured a 20-17 win at Arizona, Dec. 14 and NFC South title...Converted three game-winning FGs in overtime on 47-yarders at Tampa Bay, Sept. 14, at Indianapolis, Oct. 12 and 31-yarder at New Orleans, Oct. 26...Second kicker in NFL history to record three game-winning overtime FGs in same season, joining Jason Hanson...Increased career total to five game-winning overtime FGs in 2003 and were his first since converting a 29-yarder for Panthers in 20-17 overtime victory at New England (10/29/95)...Since overtime was instituted by the NFL in 1974, the Panthers became first team to win three overtime games on the road in the same season and the first to have overtime contests in their first three road games of the season. CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS: Set team record with 22 consecutive field goals...Made final FG attempt of 2002 season, a 23-yarder versus Detroit (9/15/02) before being placed on injured reserve with a sports hernia, and first 21 attempts of 2003...Did not miss a FG until vs. Washington, Nov. 16 when he was short on a 47-yard attempt after connecting on his first attempt of the game, a 25-yarder...Marked third time of career that he connected on at least 13 field consecutive FGs...Kicked 13 consecutive FGs in1996 and 16 in a row in 1999. At Tampa Bay, Sept. 14, responsible for all 12 of the Panthers points with four FGs from 28, 35, 20 and 47 yards...47-yard FG provided game-winning points with 3:28 left in overtime...Marked third career game-winning FG in overtime and first since converting 29-yarder in 20-17 win at New England (10/29/95)...Bettered Carolina's record to 5-1 in games where he kicked four or more FGs...Panthers second win of season by margin of three points or less. At Indianapolis, Oct. 12, converted FGs from 29, 23, and 47 yards...47-yard FG secured win with 9:21 left in overtime...Third career game-winning FG in overtime and second of season... At New Orleans. Oct. 26, successful on FGs from 24, 29 and 31 yards...Converted 31-yarder with 10:28 left in overtime...Contributed game-saving tackle of Saints KR Michael Lewis in overtime...Marked fourth career game-winning FG in overtime and his third of the season, tying NFL single-season record set by Jason Hanson with Detroit in 1994...Improved Panthers all-time record to 4-5 in overtime contests. Vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 30, converted one-of-four field goals...After opening contest with 20-yarder, wide left on 32-yarder and wide right on tries from 38 and 49 yards...Missed first and only XP of season...Third game of career with three missed FGs At Arizona, Dec. 14, connected on FGs from 21 and 49 yards...49-yard FG came with four seconds left and was difference in 20-17 victory that clinched NFC South. Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition for fourth time of his career, his first such honor since 1997 for his effort at Atlanta (9/7/97)...Fourth game-winning field goal of the season that was converted in the game's final two minutes or overtime...NFC Wild Card vs. Dallas, 1/3/04, tied career-high with 17 points on five FGs and two extra points...Converted FGs from 18, 38, 19, 32 and 34 yards...Five field goals tied NFL postseason record last accomplished by Brad Daluiso of the New York Giants vs. Minnesota (12/27/97)...Tied single-game career-high and own team record for field goals in a game, set vs. Atlanta (9/1/96) and equalled at New Orleans (9/8/96)...17 points tied career-high established vs. Atlanta (9/1/96). NFC Divisional Playoff at St. Louis, 1/10/04, converted first three FGs before missing last two...Connected on FGs from 45, 52 and 34 yards before hitting left upright on a 53-yard attempt in fourth quarter and missing wide right on a 45-yard attempt in overtime...Initially converted on 40-yarder in overtime but Carolina was penalized for delay of game...Wide right on subsequent 45-yard attempt...Success on first three field goals extended streak of consecutive postseason field goals to 14, matching the third-longest streak in NFL postseason history...52-yard field goal was the longest of his career during postseason…Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. New England, 2/1/04, converted 50-yard FG and both PATs...Delivered 50-yard FG with 18 seconds remaining in first half to narrow deficit to 14-10. 2002 – Played in two games before being placed on injured reserve (9/21) with a sports hernia....Converted two-of-five FGs and all five extra point opportunities to score 11 points. 2001 – Rebounded from missing 2000 to lead Panthers in scoring for sixth season with 91 points...Converted 23-of-28 FGs and 22-of-23 extra points...Had one special teams tackle...Vs. N.Y. Jets. Oct. 28, missed lone extra point of the season, ending team record of 69 consecutive PATs that dated to 1998...Vs. Arizona, Dec. 30, collected a PAT but missed wide left from 44 yards and was short on a 52-yarder. 2000 – After spending the offseason rehabbing his left knee, re-injured same knee when he fractured his kneecap on a FG attempt while participating in his first training camp practice (8/13) with team since 1999 injury...Placed on injured reserve (8/14). 1999 – Appeared in 13 games...Led Panthers in scoring for fifth consecutive season, tallying 99 points...Converted 22-of-25 FG attempts, a personal-best 88.0 percent, with a long of 52 yards and all 33 PAT opportunities...Ranked second among NFC kickers in scoring with 99 points through Week 14 before suffering a torn ACL in left knee at Green Bay, Dec. 12, trying to slow a kick returner...Placed on injured reserve, Dec. 14...Also accounted for two special teams tackles...Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 28, consecutive FG streak ended at 16 after converting from 30 and 24 yards but missing wide right from 47, ending a string of 23 consecutive FGs inside of 50 ythat dated to 1998. 1998 – Scored 92 points on 19-of-26 FGs and 35-of-37 PATs...Set career single-season mark with four FGs longer than 50 yards, including a career-long 56 yarder...Vs. Green Bay, Sept. 27, connected on career-long 56-yard FG...At Atlanta, Oct. 4, experienced first PAT blocked of career and in team history...At Dallas, Oct. 11, had a PAT blocked...At San Francisco, Nov. 8, registered career-high six attempts...32-yard attempt blocked and wide left from 51 yards away...Fell short on potential game-winner from 57 yards at San Francisco. 1997 – Scored 91 points on 25-of-25 PATs and connected on 22-of-26 FG attempts, missing just one FG inside of 50 yards on a block...PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts at Atlanta, Sept. 7, when his last-second kick gave the Panthers a 9-6 win...At Atlanta (9/7): Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week when his three fourth-quarter field goals, including a 39-yard game winner with no time remaining, lifted the Panthers to a 9-6 win...Lone miss in game was a 55-yard attempt at the end of the first half that hit the upright...Vs. New Orleans, Nov. 30, 26-yard attempt blocked, marking only miss inside of 50 yards in 1997 and first miss inside 30 since 1992. 1996 – Led NFL with career-best 145 points...Converted NFL-record 37 FGs, missing just four of 38 inside of 50 yards...Panthers leading postseason scorer with 21 points...Converted all six FG attempts and all three of his extra point opportunities...Selected to first career Pro Bowl...One of eight Carolina players who played in the game...HONORS: First-team all-pro by UPI...Second team all-pro by The Associated Press and Football Digest...All-NFC choice by Football News...PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for weeks one and two in 1996, after he posted consecutive five-for-five field goal games versus Atlanta (9/1/96) and at New Orleans (9/8/96)...Garnered NFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors for September 1996 after connecting on 13-of-14 field goals in five games...Vs. Atlanta (9/1): Opened the season by earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for connecting on a career-best five-of-five attempts form 32, 36, 53, 38 and 42 yards in addition to two extra points for a career-high 17 points...At New Orleans (9/8): Scored 16 points, matching his five-for-five performance by connecting from 51, 22, 29, 51 and 23 yards along with a PAT to earn NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second consecutive week...His 23-yard conversion in the fourth quarter lifted the Panthers to a 22-20 win, while his two conversions in the same game from beyond 50 yards tied a League record...Back-to-back five-for-five weeks made him the second kicker in NFL history to record such performances (John Carney, San Diego, 1994) and the fourth kicker in NFL history to convert 10 field goals in two consecutive games...At Jacksonville (9/29): Missed his only attempt...Also missed a PAT at Jacksonville, his fourth miss in six years on a PAT...His scoreless performance ended a scoring streak that stretched 62 consecutive games...Vs. St. Louis (10/13): Converted career-high six extra points...At San Francisco (12/8): Missed 31-yard attempt, snapping a string of 27 consecutive conversions inside 40 yards...Vs. Pittsburgh (12/22): Converted all three field goal attempts...35-yard field goal tied the NFL record for field goals in a season at 35 (held by the Giants Ali Haji-Sheikh in 1983 and the Raiders Jeff Jeager in 1993), while his 30 and 29-yard conversions extended the record beyond Indianapolis Colts kicker Cary Blanchard, who kicked 36 field goals in 1996. 1995 – Led the League in the preseason with 46 points...Connected on 26-of-33 field goal attempts en route to 105 points, including conversions on game-winning attempts at New England (10/29) and versus Indianapolis (12/3)… At Buffalo (9/10): Had his first career punt on a 32-yard quick kick, downed on the Buffalo four yard line...Vs. Tampa Bay (10/1): Missed his only PAT of the year...Vs. New York Jets (10/15): In the team's inaugural victory, John had 14 points on four-of-five field goals and two extra points...At New England (10/29): Went two-of-four including a game-winning 29-yard field goal into the wind in overtime that gave the Panthers their first road win in team history...At San Francisco (11/5): Two field goals provided the Panthers winning margin and ensured the first-ever win by an NFL expansion team over the defending Super Bowl champion...Vs. Arizona (11/19): Attempt at the end of the first half was blocked, marking the first time he had a kick blocked in high school, college or as a professional...Vs. Indianapolis (12/3): Notched his second game-winning field goal of the year, a 38-yard attempt with eight seconds remaining that gave the Panthers a 13-10 win. 1994– Led Seattle in scoring for the fourth straight year...Converted on 20-of-24 field goals and 25-of-26 extra points...During the season, John moved into second place for career field goals by a Seahawk with 82 behind Norm Johnson's 159...Did not miss inside of 42 yards and converted seven-of-11 attempts from outside the 40 yard line...Ended his Seahawks career with a 78.10 (82-105) field goal percentage, tops in Seattle history...His 83.33 mark tied Johnson's record set in 1984. 1993– Missed one field goal inside 40 yards all season and converted three field goals from outside 50 yards...At Cincinnati (9/26): In a 19-10 win, he connected on four-of-four attempts from 32, 35, 23 and 35 yards, providing the Seahawks only offensive points...At Denver (10/31): Hit on a 53-yard attempt...At Kansas City (1/2/94): Converted a 55-yard attempt in the season finale, the longest field goal in Seattle team history. 1992– Led the Seahawks in scoring...Made 14-of-22 FG attempts...Vs. Denver (11/30): His 32-yard attempt lifted the Seahawks to a 16-13 overtime win on Monday Night Football. 1991– Originally a fourth-round draft choice (98th overall) by the Seahawks...Set a Seahawks rookie record with 102 points while setting a team record for field goals with 25...First rookie in Seahawks history to score more than 100 points...HONORS: Named first-team All-Rookie by Pro Football Weekly, Football News, the Professional Football Writers Association and College and Pro Football Newsweekly...Vs. San Diego (10/27): Tied a League record by kicking two field goals from more than 50 yards in the same game with 51 and 54-yarders...Vs. Los Angeles Rams (12/22): Missed extra point on last attempt, ending a string of 27 successful conversions to start the season.
COLLEGE – Four-year letterman at Georgia...Finished career fifth on the school's career kick scoring list with 217 points, converting 46-of-65 field goals and 79-of-82 extra points...1990 (Sr.): Named third-team All-America by Football News and second-team All-SEC selection...Scored a team-high 67 points on 10-of-11 extra points and 19-of-24 field goals...Converted three field goals, including a game-winning 40-yarder with a minute left, in a 17-15 win over Alabama...1989 (Jr.): Second on the team in scoring with a career-high 79 points on 19-of-24 field goals, including six-of-seven beyond 40 yards, and 22-of-23 extra points...1988 (So.): Five of eight misses were from beyond 50 yards...1987 (Fr.): Took over full-time place kicking duties midway through the season after beginning the season as the kickoff specialist...39-yard field goal as time expired gave the Bulldogs Liberty Bowl win vs. Arkansas.
PERSONAL – Attended Clarke Central HS in Athens, Ga....Graduated from Georgia with a degree in Journalism...Last name is pronounced CASEY.
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