OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Former NFL kicker Matt Stover will retire after a stellar career in which he scored more than 2,000 points.
Stover, 43, ranks fourth in NFL history with 2,004 points. He made 471 field goals, connecting on 83.7 percent of his attempts, the seventh-best success rate in league history.
Selected by the New York Giants in the 12th round of the 1990 draft, Stover spent his first season on injured reserve before signing as a free agent in 1991 with the Cleveland Browns. He played in Cleveland through the 1995 season before making the move with the organization when the Browns came to Baltimore in 1996.
That proved to the final season of Stover's 20-year career. Stover didn't play last season.
With the Ravens, Stover was 354 for 418 on field-goal attempts and missed only one conversion in 403 tries.
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