Ravens Call Press Conference to Announce Retirement of Kicker Stover

Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reports that the Ravens have called a press conference for Thursday to announce the retirement of long-time kicker Matt Stover.

Although official transactions are not allowed during the lockout, Stover is expected to symbolically sign a one-day contract to retire with the franchise he played under for 18 years.  Until 2009, Stover had been the only placekicker in Ravens history.  He has also played for the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns and was signed in October 2009 by the Indianapolis Colts to replace injured kicker Adam Vinatieri.  Stover did not play for any team in the 2010 season.

Stover has been one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history and will retire 4th in the NFL in points with 2004.  He holds NFL records for most consecutive PATs with 469, most consecutive games with a made field goal with 38, and is in the top ten of every other NFL placekicker record.  He was the oldest player to ever appear in a Super Bowl at 42 years, 11 days when he was the Colts kicker in 2009.

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