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Adam Vinatieri


NFL place kicker known for his clutch, game-winning field goals. He earned three Super Dish titles using the Patriots and one name using the Colts. He performed one season using the NFL European countries Amsterdam Admirals after playing university soccer for South Dakota Condition College or university. He was called towards the NFL 2000s All Years Team aswell as the Patriots All-1990s and All-2000s groups. He offers two kids, AJ and Allison, along with his wife Valeri Vinatieri. He was teammates with Tom Brady on three Super Bowl-winning groups.

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Full Name Adam Vinatieri
Date Of Birth December 28, 1972
Place Of Birth Yankton, SD
Height 1.83 m
Weight 92 kg
Profession Football Player
Education South Dakota State University, Central High School
Nationality American
Spouse Valeri Vinatieri
Children Allison Vinatieri, AJ Vinatieri
Parents Judy Vinatieri, Paul Vinatieri
Siblings Beau Vinatieri, Christine Erickson, Chad Vinatieri
Nominations Best Moment ESPY Award
Star Sign Capricorn

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1On 19 January 2002, in a playoff game against the Oakland Raiders on a snow-covered field, Vinatieri kicked a 45-yard field goal that tied the game at 13-13. The Patriots won the game 16-13 (on another Vinatieri field goal) and went on to win their first Super Bowl. "Kick-Starting a Dynasty" was ranked #7 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years)". [17 July 2005 issue]
2Descendant of Felix Vinatieri, who fought alongside General George Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
3Relative of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel.
4He had never missed a field goal inside a dome stadium in his career until the Patriots played the Houston Texans in November 2003 inside Reliant Stadium. Vinitiari missed two FG tries, but kicked the game-winning FG near the end of overtime, helping the Patriots win 23-20. Reliant Stadium would prove a personal house of horrors for Vinitiari again in Superbowl XXXVIII against the Carolina Panthers. Vinitiari missed a FG try and a second try was blocked by Panthers player Shane Burton, both in the game's first quarter, but as in Superbowl XXXVI he kicked the winning FG at the end of regulation.
5Kicked the game winning field goal with no time left on the clock to help the Patriots defeat the St. Louis Rams 20-17 at Superbowl XXXVI
6His younger brother, Beau, is a kicker at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.
7He is the second of four children
8He and his wife Valerie were married in the off-season of 2001 after the Superbowl victory
9Became just the second player in NFL history to record 100 points in each of his first six years



Parks and Recreation2013TV SeriesAdam Vinatieri



The Jim Rome Show2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
NBC Sunday Night Football2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Indianapolis Colts Kicker
Mike & Mike2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Indianapolis Colts Kicker / Himself - Guest
NFL Monday Night Football1997-2010TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Kicker / Himself - Indianapolis Colts Kicker
The Greatest Game Ever Played2008TV MovieHimself - Colts Placekicker 2006
NFL Thursday Night Football2007TV SeriesHimself - Indianapolis Colts Kicker
Super Bowl XLI2007TV SpecialHimself - K, Indianapolis Colts
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
NFL on FOX2003-2005TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Kicker
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1996-2005TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Kicker
Super Bowl XXXIX2005TV SpecialHimself - New England Patriots Place Kicker
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2005TV SeriesHimself - Top Ten List Presenter / Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXXVIII2004TV SpecialHimself - New England Patriots Kicker
The NFL on CBS1998-2003TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Kicker
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXXVI2002TV SpecialHimself - New England Patriots Kicker
2001 AFC Championship Game2002TV SpecialHimself - New England Patriots Kicker
NFL Blast1997TV SeriesNew England Patriots Player
The NFL on NBC1996-1997TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Kicker
TNT Sunday Night Football1996-1997TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Kicker
Super Bowl XXXI1997TV SpecialHimself - New England Patriots Kicker
1996 AFC Championship Game1997TV SpecialHimself - New England Patriots Kicker

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Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Indianapolis Colts Kicker

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