Graham’s consistently ranked among the NFL’s most productive and accurate kickers since establishing himself in 2003. To no surprise, the 15-year veteran has experienced success in the most recent chapter of his career in New Orleans, who originally signed him in 2000 as an undrafted free agent. Graham has converted 87.5 percent of his field goal attempts since coming to the Saints in week 16 of the 2013 regular season (21-of-24). In 2014, Graham turned in his most accurate full season since 2008, converting 19-of-22 field goal attempts (.864) and scoring 103 points. For his career, He’s drilled 266-of-311 field goal attempts (.855), which ranks seventh all-time and fourth among active kickers. Graham’s career totals of 1,219 points and 266 field goals are tied for sixth and ranked seventh respectively among active kickers.
NFL CAREER – Graham’s consistently ranked among the NFL’s most productive and accurate kickers since establishing himself in 2003. To no surprise, the 15-year veteran has experienced success in the most recent chapter of his career in New Orleans, who originally signed him in 2000 as an undrafted free agent. Graham has converted 87.5 percent of his field goal attempts since coming to the Saints in week 16 of the 2013 regular season (21-of-24). In 2014, Graham turned in his most accurate full season since 2008, converting 19-of-22 field goal attempts (.864) and scoring 103 points. For his career, He’s drilled 266-of-311 field goal attempts (.855), which ranks seventh all-time and fourth among active kickers. Graham’s career totals of 1,219 points and 266 field goals are tied for sixth and ranked seventh respectively among active kickers.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed by New Orleans to a one-year contract, 2/12/15; Re-signed by New Orleans to a one-year contract, 9/3/14; Contract terminated by New Orleans, 8/30/14; Re-signed by New Orleans to a one-year contract, 2/15/14; Signed by New Orleans, 12/18/13; Released by Pittsburgh, 9/17/13; Signed by Pittsburgh the Steelers, 9/9/13; Released by Cleveland, 8/31/13; Signed by the Cleveland Browns (UFA-HST), 4/15/13; Signed by the Houston Texans to a one-year contract, 5/5/12; Waived by Baltimore, 1/3/12; Signed by the Baltimore Ravens, 12/21/11; Waived by Miami, 11/30/11; Signed by the Miami Dolphins, 11/19/11; Released by Dallas, 9/3/11; Signed by the Dallas Cowboys, 8/23/11; Released by Washington, 8/14/11; Signed by the Washington Redskins, 8/1/11; Signed by the New England Patriots, 11/10/10; Released by N.Y. Giants, 10/18/10; Signed by the N.Y. Giants, 10/16/10; Released by Baltimore, 9/4/10; Signed by the Baltimore Ravens (UFA-CIN), 6/3/10. Signed one-year franchise tender with Cincinnati, 5/1/09; Designated franchise player by Cincinnati, 2/16/09; Re-signed by Cincinnati to a five-year contract, 3/5/04; Acquired by the Cincinnati Bengals off waivers from Carolina, 9/2/03; Waived by Carolina, 9/1/03; Signed by the Carolina Panthers, 9/27/02; Waived by Seattle, 8/15/02; Signed by Seattle, 5/15/02; Waived by Buffalo, 4/23/02; Signed by the Buffalo Bills, 11/27/01; Waived by Seattle, 9/2/01; Signed by the Seattle Seahawks, 4/27/01; Waived by New Orleans 8/22/00; Originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 6/30/00.
HONORS – 2014: NFC Special Teams Player of the Month (October); 2005: Pro Bowl; Associated Press second-team All-Pro.
2014 – Appeared in all 16 games and connected on 19-of-22 field goal attempts (.864) and scored 103 points. Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October based on the first three games of month where he converted nine-of-nine FG attempts and led conference kickers with 36 points…Connected on two-of-two FG attempts (31, 50) and all four PATs at Atlanta, Sept. 7, the 14th 50-yard plus kick of career…Made three-of-three FG attempts (30, 29, 44) vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 5….Drilled all three FG attempts (27, 48, 36) and both PATs at Detroit, Oct. 9…Three-of-three on FG attempts (32, 29, 37) vs. Green Bay, Oct. 26. 2013 – In two regular season games, drilled both field goal attempts and seven-of-seven PATs…In NFC Wild Card Playoff at Philadelphia, 1/4/14, connected on club playoff record four-of-four FG attempts, booting a 32-yard game-winner as time expired and on both PATs…Before signing with Saints with two regular season games left, went to training camp with Browns and spent part of season on Steelers roster. 2012 – Appeared in all 16 games and with Houston…Set club record with a career-high 138 points, fifth in NFL...Connected on 31-of-38 FG attempts (.816)...31 made FGs tied career-best...Set career-high with 28 touchbacks...Became 45th kicker in NFL history to score 1,000 career points after connecting on 33-yard FG vs. Tennessee, Sept. 30...Tied team single-game record after converting on 5 FGs vs. Indianapolis, Dec. 16. 2011 – Appeared in two games with Miami and one with Baltimore...Converted four-of-five field goal attempts with the Dolphins and both attempts with the Ravens. 2010 – Appeared in one game with N.Y. Giants and eight with Patriots. Connected on all 12 field goal attempts...Made two FG attempts and a PAT vs. Jets during Divisional Round of playoffs, 1/16/11. 2009 – Led Bengals with 98 points. Made 23-of-28 field goal attempts and 28-of-29 PATs...Tied career-long with 53-yard FG vs. Cleveland, Nov. 29. 2008 – Totaled 78 points in 14 games. Missed two contests (groin). Connected on 21-of-24 field goal attempts and all 15 PATs. 2007 – Set a Bengals team record by recording a 91.2% mark on field goal attempts (31-of-34). Set a career-high with 31 FGs and totaled 130 points. Set team record with 21 consecutive FG...Converted on all 7 FGs at Baltimore, Nov. 11, tied for second-most in a single-game in league history. 2006 – Scored more than 100 points for fourth consecutive season (115). Tied for fifth in NFL with 13 touchbacks. Recorded career-high 11 special teams tackles. 2005 – Selected to the Pro Bowl. Finished third in the NFL with a club-record 131 points. Connected on 28-of-32 field goal attempts (.875) and all 47 PATs, a career-best. 2004 – Scored 122 points after converting 27-of-31 field goal attempts (.871) and all 41 PATs…Set career-long by drilling a 53-yard FG vs. Denver, Oct. 25. 2003 – Successfully converted 22-of-25 field goal attempts (.880) and all 40 PATs in his first season with the Bengals...Scored 106 total points. 2002 – Played in final 11 games with Panthers. Made 13-of-18 field goal attempts and all 21 PATs. 2001 – Converted on eight-of-eight field goal attempts and all PATs during seven games with Buffalo. 2000 – Attended Browns rookie minicamp on a tryout basis…Spent training camp with Saints.
COLLEGE – Four-year letterman at Virginia Tech (1996-99)...Became second player in conference history to be named Big East first-team four consecutive seasons...Finished career as conference’s career scoring leader with 371 points...Named the Big East Special Teams Player of the Year after leading the conference and setting the Hokies’ single-season scoring record with 107 points in 1999.
PERSONAL – Native of Radford, Virginia, who attended Pulaski (Dublin, Va.) HS, where he also played soccer...Lists playing golf and flying planes as a hobby...Established the Shayne Graham Foundation (www.shaynegraham.com) in 2008, which provides resources to underserved children, military and their family and other charitable initiative…The son of a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam, Graham also has a passion for charities involving the military...Participated in team’s Christmas bike and toy giveaway in 2014.
Shayne Graham speaks with reporters at the 2015 New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on Monday, May 18, 2015. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham connects on a 50-yard field goal.
Shayne Graham talks about winning kicker battle with reporters on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham on Friday, Aug. 29 spoke about the kicker competition.