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Stover To Officially Retire Thursday

Another announcement will be made involving Stover at a press conference tomorrow.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 at 10:01 am | Categories: Mike Duffy

The Ravens will have a press conference for Thursday afternoon where longtime kicker Matt Stover will announce his retirement.

Additionally, the team will make a second announcement involving Stover and the team. The press conference will be streamed live on www.baltimoreravens.com at approximately 3 p.m. EST.

Officially ending a 20-year professional career, Stover will go down as one of the most-prolific kickers in NFL history.

Stover kicked for the Ravens for the first 13 years of the franchise’s existence, coming over with the club from Cleveland in 1996.

The Ravens opted not to bring Stover back for the 2009 season, and he later signed with the Indianapolis Colts when Adam Vinatieri went down with a knee injury midway through the season.

With the Colts surging, the 42-year-old Stover then became the oldest player to see action in the Super Bowl.

As the Baltimore philanthropist hangs up his cleats, he ranks in the top 10 of every major kicking statistical category.

Stover is fourth in NFL history with 2,004 career points and 471 made field goals.

His 83.7 percent field goal completion percentage is seventh all-time (471-of-563).  And he is tops in Ravens annals with 1,464 career points, connecting on 354 of 418 field goals and 402 of 403 extra points.

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