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Pat McAfee | Punter | #1

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 233
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (222) / IND
Contract: view contract details

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Colts P Pat McAfee announced his retirement from football.
McAfee announced he will soon begin writing for Barstool Sports. A two-time Pro Bowler, McAfee is only 29 years old but has undergone three knee surgeries in four years. Per the Indianapolis Star, McAfee had mulled retirement for "months, years even" and is "eager for the next chapter of his life." McAfee set a franchise record and led the NFL by averaging 49.3 yards per punt in 2016, but said he played in knee pain for "most of the second half of the season." McAfee doubles as a stand-up comic and has spent his free time writing screenplays and poetry. He was also openly critical of GM Ryan Grigson following Grigson's firing. Thu, Feb 2, 2017 12:45:00 AM

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Colts P Pat McAfee will undergo knee surgery this offseason.

McAfee made the announcement while explaining why he will skip the Pro Bowl. The punter was able to play through the injury for much of the season, so he is likely looking at no more than a scope. He should be fine for training camp.
Sat, Jan 14, 2017 01:17:00 PM

Colts P Pat McAfee is recovering from offseason left (non-kicking) knee surgery.

McAfee said Monday that he had the operation 6-7 weeks ago and is 85-90 percent healthy. McAfee has one of the NFL's biggest legs and is an asset on kickoffs. He was Pro Football Focus' top punter last season by a wide margin.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 08:59:00 PM

Colts re-signed P Pat McAfee to a five-year, $14 million contract.

Punters are people, too. The deal contains $5 million guaranteed and makes McAfee the NFL's fourth-highest paid punter in terms of guaranteed money. McAfee has one of the game's best legs and announced the deal on NFL Network's NFL AM show Friday morning. A year after being the Colts' "franchise player," McAfee gets the security he was eyeing. He also handles kickoffs.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 09:50:00 AM

The Indianapolis Star thinks free agent P Pat McAfee may be more inclined to look elsewhere for a long-term deal.

McAfee was the Colts' "franchise" player last season, earning $2.97 million. His numbers dipped a bit, but he's still one of the better punters in the game and handles kickoff duties. McAfee, 27 in May, probably wants to cash in and secure a long-term deal with an annual average salary near $3.5-4 million.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 11:19:00 AM

Yahoo! Sports reports the Colts and franchise player P Pat McAfee are unlikely to reach a long-term contract agreement.

McAfee is coming off a career year with a 40.3-yard net average, and 26 punts inside the 20-yard line. Also the Colts' kickoff specialist, McAfee had 45 touchbacks -- good for sixth in the league. It's speculated McAfee was seeking $3.5-to-4 million per year, with $7 million guaranteed. He'll be the first Colt to play under the tag since Edgerrin James in '05.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Colts signed franchise player P Pat McAfee to a one-year, $2.97 million contract.

The sides now have until July 15 to hammer out a long-term agreement. McAfee was fifth in gross punting average last season, and is still only 25.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Colts assigned the franchise tag to P Pat McAfee.

Get excited. The franchise tag for punters/kickers checks in at $2.97 million. Coach Chuck Pagano called locking McAfee up a "major priority" on Thursday. The four-year veteran was fifth in gross punting average last season.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano called free agent P Pat McAfee a "major priority."

"Obviously, we've reached out and are working to get Pat re-signed," Pagano said. "We saw what he did for us last year. He's a great weapon." McAfee set career-highs by landing 26 punts inside the 20-yard line and 11 inside the 10-yard line last season. He also ranked fifth in the league in gross punting average.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 10:30:00 AM

The Indianapolis Star considers free agent P Pat McAfee a candidate for the Colts' franchise tag.

Colts beat writer Mike Chappelle would be "stunned" if McAfee got away after finishing fifth in the NFL in gross punting average (48.2) in 2012, while ranking a rock-solid 15th in net (40.3). McAfee will turn 26 years old this May.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 07:22:00 PM

Impending free agent P Pat McAfee "hopes to be a Colt forever."

McAfee set a Colts franchise gross punting record of 46.6 yards in 2011, only to reset the record with a 48.2 mark in 2012. He also finished tied for sixth in the league with 45 touchbacks on kickoffs.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 01:31:00 PM

Pat McAfee broke the Colts' franchise record for net punting (46.6) in 2011 despite playing the final nine weeks with a torn meniscus in his kicking knee.

A rare bright spot in the Colts' 2-14 season, McAfee set the record on a massive sample size (88 attempts) because Indianapolis' inept offense punted so much. McAfee is scheduled to have the meniscus surgically repaired next Monday.
Tue, Jan 3, 2012 12:03:00 PM

Colts P Pat McAfee an "invited guest" at the MLS soccer Columbus Crew's preseason practice on Tuesday.

Crew coach Robert Warzycha said McAfee "showed us he is a pretty good player." The Colts would likely frown on McAfee risking injury in another sport. It could be an option if the owners lock the players out this offseason.
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 08:37:00 AM

Colts P Pat McAfee won't face prosecution for his public intoxication arrest back in October.

As is often the case, McAfee signed a diversion agreement Friday. McAfee "was a first-time offender and was treated like anyone else," said Mark Correll of the Marion County prosecutor's office.
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 12:26:00 PM

Colts suspended P Pat McAfee one game for conduct detrimental to the club.

McAfee was arrested at 5AM Wednesday morning for public intoxication. "The suspension will take effect on Monday, October 25 and will run through the Houston game on Monday, November 1," announced club president Bill Polian. "We will have no further comment at this time." McAfee will be eligible again in Week 9.
Wed, Oct 20, 2010 05:26:00 PM

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