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Ryan Succop biography

Date of birth : 1986-09-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hickory, North Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, placekicker for the Kansas Chiefs, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ryan Succop born September 19, 1986 in Hickory, North Carolina is an American football placekicker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He is the 2009 Mr. Irrelevant after being selected by the Chiefs with the final pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.

Succop's Career

Pro Career: Enters his second year with Kansas City in 2010 after a strong rookie campaign ... Stamped with the title “Mr. Irrelevant” after being selected with the final pick (256th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft ... Name All-Rookie from Pro Football Weekly/PFWA ... Voted the club’s 2009 Mack Lee Hill Award winner by his peers for his rookie success ... Converted 86.21 percent of his FGs (25 of 29), tying as the highest make percentage by a rookie since the AFL-NFL merger (min. 20 attempts) ... Established a Chiefs rookie record with 25 made FGs, passing Hall of Fame K Jan Stenerud’s mark of 21 made FGs set in ’67 ... Scored 12 of the club’s 14 points in the team’s initial victory of the season at Washington (10/18/09) ... Booted a 22-yard game-winning FG in OT vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09) ... Led the Chiefs in scoring in 2009 and tied for the second-highest point total ever accumulated by a Kansas City rookie with 104 points ... His 104 points led all NFL rookies in 2009 ... Has played in 16 games ... Has had 29 kickoffs reach the end zone with seven touchbacks to go with one special teams tackle.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (6/18/09) ... Selected with the third of Kansas City’s three seventh-round picks (256th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft.

2009: Handled place-kicking duties in all 16 games ... Connected on 25 of 29 FGs (86.2%) and all 29 of his PATs for a team-high 104 points ... Landed 59 of his 75 kickoffs inside the 10-yard line with seven touchbacks ... Also had one special teams tackle ... Named the club’s Mack Lee Hill Award winner, an honor bestowed on Kansas City’s top rookie or first-year player ... Earned All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly/PFWA ... Produced a 86.21 FG percentage, tying as the highest make percentage by a rookie since the AFL-NFL merger (min. 20 attempts) ... His 86.2 FG percentage ranked sixth in the AFC and 10th in the NFL ... Was one of five kickers in the AFC and one of seven kickers in the NFL to not miss from inside 40 yards, going 17-17 ... Was one of four kickers in Kansas City history to make all of their field goal attempts from 40 yards or less in a season (min. 15 atts.) ... Led all NFL rookies with 104 points, tying FB/K Jack Spikes for the second-highest total by a rookie in Chiefs history ... Tied for 10th in the AFC with seven touchbacks ... Ranked first in Chiefs history among rookies with 25 made FGs, while his 29 FG attempts were third in team annals among rookies ... Was fourth among rookies in club annals with 29 PATs ... Converted two field goals of 50+ yards, the most in a season since K Lawrence Tynes had two in 2005. Only K Nick Lowery (’80, ’85, ’88) owns more in a season ... Hit a 53-yard FG and three PATs for six points in his first NFL game at Baltimore (9/13). His 53-yard FG was the longest by a Chiefs rookie since Stenerud had a 54-yarder at Houston (9/9/67). It was the longest made FG by a rookie kicker on his first regular season NFL attempt since Baltimore K Steve Hauschka hit a 54-yard FG at Houston (11/9/08) ... Converted a 23-yard FG vs. Oakland (9/20) ... Hit a 34-yard FG vs. the N.Y. Giants (10/4) ... Converted two of three FGs vs. Dallas (10/11) ... Hit a career-high four FGs (39, 46, 46 and 24 yards) for 12 points at Washington (10/18) ... Connected on two of three FGs at Jacksonville (11/8). Also recovered an onside kick in the fourth quarter ... Converted three of four FGs at Oakland (11/15) ... Hit both of his FGs vs. Pittsburgh (11/22), including a 22-yard game-winning FG in OT ... Connected on both of his FGs vs. Denver (12/6) ... Hit a 21-yard FG vs. Buffalo (12/13) ... Converted both of his FGs vs. Cleveland (12/20) ... Connected on a 30-yard FG at Cincinnati (12/27). Converted his 22nd FG of the season to pass K Jan Stenerud for most made FGs by a rookie in Chiefs history ... Hit all three of his FGs and a career-high five PATs for a career-best 14 points at Denver (1/3/10).

College: Played in 50 games at South Carolina, hitting 49 of 69 field goals (71.0%) with a career long of 55 yards ... Converted 104 of 106 PATs and racked up a total of 251 points, the second-highest total in school history ... Spent his sophomore and junior seasons handling both the kicking and punting duties ... Had 85 punts for 3,597 yards (42.3 gross, 34.9 net) with 21 kicks inside the 20 and three touchbacks ... Had 69 touchbacks on 192 kickoffs ... Played in 13 games his senior campaign in 2008, earning honorable mention All-Southeastern Conference honors ... Connected on 20 of 30 field goals, leading the SEC in both makes and attempts ... Converted all 30 of his PATs for 90 points ... Had 25 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Finished the season fourth in the SEC in field goal percentage (66.7%) and ninth in scoring (6.9 ppg) ... Appeared in 12 games as a kicker and punter as a junior in 2007 ... Converted 13 of 17 field goals and all 37 of his PATs for 76 points ... Had 56 punts for 2,330 yards (41.6 gross, 34.4 net), landing 15 inside the 20 ... Named honorable mention All-SEC ... Saw action in 13 contests his sophomore season in 2006 ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors and was a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award ... Connected on 16 of 20 field goals and 37 of 39 PATs for a team-high 85 points ... Had 29 punts for 1,267 yards (43.7 gross, 36.0 net) with six inside the 20 and three touchbacks ... Had 29 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2005 ... Missed his only two field goal attempts ... Had 29 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Majored in Finance and Real Estate at South Carolina.


• Was a four-time all-conference and two-time all-state selection at Hickory High School in Hickory, North Carolina.
• Was a three-time conference Special Teams Player of the Year.
• Converted 12 of 14 field goals and all 42 of his PATs for 78 points while averaging 41 yards per punt and had 98.0 percent of his kickoffs go for touchbacks as a senior.
• Three-time all-state selection in soccer with 104 career goals.
• Participated in the club’s Rookie Club in 2009, volunteering in the community.
• Full name: Ryan Barrow Succop.

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