Dave Rayner life and biography

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Dave Rayner biography

Date of birth : 1982-10-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Rochester, Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-15
Credited as : Football player NFL, kicker for the Detroit Lions, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Dave Rayner is an American football placekicker who is currently playing for the Detroit Lions of the NFL.

PRO: Spent beginning of career with Indianapolis, Green Bay, Kansas City, San Diego and Cincinnati before signing with Lions in 2010. First game action since 2008 when we spent two games with the Bengals.

* Spent two games with the Bengals in 2008. Was 1-for-1 in field goal attempts, and was 3-for-3 for PATs.
* Split time with Kansas City and San Diego in 2007. 15-of-22 in field goal attempts, and 14-of-14 in PATs.
* With Green Bay for entire season in 2006. Was 26-of-35 in field goal attempts, including a career-long of 54 yards.
* First season with the Colts in 2005. Drafted by Indianapolis in the sixth round (206th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

2010: Signed with the Detroit Lions November 9, 2010. Is 6-of-8 on field goal attempts in the four games he has played with the Lions.
* Was 2-for-3 in field goal attempts, with a long of 45 at Buffalo (11/14). Subbing for K Jason Hanson (knee), he connected on a 25-yard field goal to end the first half. Rayner become the first kicker other than Hanson or K Eddie Murray (1980-91) to make a field goal or extra point since Rich Karlis vs. Washington November 4, 1990.
* Since Hanson was drafted in 1992, Rayner became the first Lions kicker to attempt a field goal other than Hanson.
* Rayner’s 45-yard field goal is the longest field goal made by a Lions kicker other than Hanson or Murray since Bob Thomas made a 46-yard field goal at the Los Angeles Rams September 19, 1982.
* Connected on 47-yard field goal at Dallas (11/21). It marked the longest field goal by a Lions kicker other than Jason Hanson (1992-) and Eddie Murray (1980-91) since Benny Ricardo hit a 48-yard field goal at Tampa Bay September 9, 1978.
* Was 1-for-2 against New England (11/25), connecting on a 44-yard kick at the end of the first half.
* Went two-for-two on field goals against Chicago (12/5). Connected from a season-high 50 yards in the second quarter.

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