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Graham Gano
K #9
Height:
6-2
Weight:
205
Age:
27
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Cantonment, Fla.
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

FGA
6
FGM
5
PCT
83.3
LNG
53
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 7 59 124 97 78.2 127 124 97.6 2 285 65.2 134 144 20.8
2014 CAR 2 0 0 53 6 5 83.3 3 3 100 0 10 66.7 7 3 28.3
2013 CAR 16 0 1 55 27 24 88.9 42 42 100 0 80 65 63 16 23.4
2012 CAR 6 0 0 51 11 9 81.8 21 20 95.2 0 35 68 20 15 24
2011 WAS 16 0 5 59 41 31 75.6 26 25 96.2 1 73 63.4 32 36 20.8
2010 WAS 16 0 1 49 35 24 68.6 28 28 100 0 71 65.9 9 61 19
2009 WAS 4 0 0 46 4 4 100 7 6 85.7 1 16 64.7 3 13 20.4
Recent Games
WKOppResultOverall FGsPATKickoffs
BlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
1 @TB W 20-14 0 33 3 2 66.7 2 2 100 0 4 68.3 2 2 --
2 DET W 24-7 0 53 3 3 100 1 1 100 0 6 65.7 5 1 --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed to contract extension by Carolina (2/28/14)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/21/12)...Waived by Washington (8/28/12)...Signed as a free agent by Washington (12/8/09)...Waived by Baltimore (9/5/09)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Baltimore (5/8/09).

GP/GS
Career (58/0) [1/0]; 2013 (16/0) [1/0]; 2012 (6/0); 2011 (16/0); 2010 (16/0); 2009 (4/0).

CAREER HIGHS (through 2013)
• FG Attempts: 41 - 2011
• FG Made: 31 - 2011
• Consecutive FG Made: 14 - two times, most recently 12/30/12 to 11/3/13
• 50+ FG Attempts: 6- two times, most recently 2013
• 50+ FG Made: 6 - 2013
• PAT Attempts: 42 - 2013
• PAT Made: 42 - 2013
• Consecutive PAT Made: 59 - 12/2/12 to current
• Points: 118 - 2011

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS (through 2013)
• FG Attempts: 6 - at Tennessee (11/21/10)
• FG Made: 4 - three times, most recently vs. Minnesota (12/24/11)
• Longest FG Attempt: 59 - vs. San Francisco (11/6/11)
• Longest FG Made: 59 - vs. San Francisco (11/6/11)
• PAT Attempts: 5 - three times, most recently at Minnesota (10/13/13)
• PAT Made: 5 - three times, most recently at Minnesota (10/13/13)
• Points: 14 - two times, most recently at New Orleans (12/30/12)

2013
Played in 16 games for Carolina...Converted 24-of-27 field goal attempts and all 42 extra point tries for a team-leading 114 points...Established a career high with an 88.9 field goal percentage...Equaled career-best streak of 14 consecutive field goals made...Set a franchise record and tied for the NFL lead for the most made field goals of 50 yards or more with six...Only kicker in the NFL with more than three attempts from 50-plus yards without a miss from that distance...Placed 76-of-82 kickoffs in the end zone with 63 touchbacks...Led the NFL with a 77.8 touchback percentage, the highest touchback percentage in the NFL since 1994...Helped the Panthers rank fourth in the league in opponents' average drive start of the 20.2-yard line following kickoffs...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Connected on one extra point and a 24-yard field goal...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Matched career highs of five extra points made and five extra point attempts...Streak of 14 consecutive kickoffs for touchbacks to start the season ended when Giants returned one from nine yards deep in the end zone in the fourth quarter...At Minnesota (10/13): Equaled career highs of five extra points made and five extra point attempts...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Matched the second-longest field goal in team history with a 55-yarder, previously accomplished by John Kasay versus San Francisco (10/24/10)...At San Francisco (11/10): Put Panthers ahead on a 53-yard field goal with 10:05 remaining in the fourth quarter...Missed wide left on a 48-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter, ending streaks of 12 consecutive field goals made to begin the season and 14 consecutive field goals made dating back to the 2012 season...Tied career-best streak of 14 consecutive field goals made, previously accomplished from Nov. 27, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012 while with the Washington Redskins.

2012
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/21) after kicker Justin Medlock was waived...Played in six games...Finished second on the team in scoring with 47 points...Converted 20-of-21 extra point opportunities and 9-of-11 field goal attempts...Placed 32-of-35 kickoffs in the end zone with 20 touchbacks...Attended training camp with Washington before being waived during the preseason (8/28)...At Philadelphia (11/26): Gave the Panthers the lead for good on a 23-yard field goal with 12:40 remaining in the fourth quarter...Vs. Oakland (12/23): Kicked a 51-yard field goal...Marked the Panthers' first field goal of 50 yards or more since versus San Francisco (10/24/10)...At New Orleans (12/30): Established single-game career highs for points with 14, extra points made with five and extra point attempts with five.

2011
Played in 16 games for Washington...Connected on 31-of-41 field goal attempts and 25-of-26 extra point tries for a team-leading 118 points...31 field goals equaled the second most in franchise history...Tied the team record for the most field goals of 50 yards or more with four...Had five field goal attempts blocked...Excluding blocks, only missed one field goal from less than 49 yards...Registered 32 touchbacks...Contributed to Redskins finishing second in the NFL in kickoff coverage...Posted four special teams tackles...Vs. Arizona (9/18): Hit game-winning 34-yard field goal with 1:50 left in the fourth quarter...Marked fourth career game-winning field goal...Vs. San Francisco (11/6): Booted a team-record and career-long 59-yard field goal...Vs. New York Jets (12/4): Matched single-game career high with four field goals...Vs. Minnesota (12/24): Equaled single-game career high with four field goals...At Philadelphia (1/1): Broke three vertebrae in his back while trying to make a tackle...Continued to play and made an extra point and 34-yard field goal.

2010
Played in 16 games for Washington...Led the team in scoring with 100 points on 24-of-35 field goals and 28-of-28 extra points...Recorded nine touchbacks...Helped Redskins rank second in the NFL in kickoff coverage...Punted four times for a 35.3-yard gross average with one inside the 20 and long of 42 yards...Responsible for three special teams tackles...GAME-WINNING FIELD GOALS: Kicked three game-winning field goals in overtime...Converted from 33 yards versus Green Bay (10/10), 48 yards at Tennessee (11/21) and 31 yards at Jacksonville (12/26)...Tied NFL record for the most overtime field goals in a season with three, previously accomplished by John Kasay for Carolina in 2003 and Jason Hanson for Detroit in 1994...PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts at Jacksonville (12/26) in Week 16...Vs. Green Bay (10/10): Tied game on a 45-yard field goal with 1:07 remaining in the fourth quarter...Won game on a 33-yard field goal in overtime...At Tennessee (11/21): Established single-game career highs for field goals made with four, including the game-winning 48-yarder in overtime, and field goals attempted with six...At Jacksonville (12/26): Connected on field goals from 48 yards in regulation and 31 yards in overtime.

2009
Signed as a free agent by Washington (12/8) when the Redskins waived kicker Shaun Suisham...Played in the last four games...Made all four field goal attempts and six-of-seven PAT attempts for 18 points...Notched three touchbacks...Added one special teams tackle...Played all four games with a broken bone in his right foot - his kicking foot...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Baltimore (5/8)...Successful on one-of-three field goal attempts and all four extra point opportunities in three preseason games...Waived by the Ravens (9/5)...At Oakland (12/13): Made NFL debut...Converted both field goal attempts, including a season long 46-yarder...Established single-game career highs for extra points made and attempted with four.

COLLEGE
Played in 40 games at Florida State...Served as Seminoles place kicker for just one season...Earned the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top place kicker and second-team All-American honors as a senior in 2008...Converted 24-of-26 field goal attempts, including 18 in a row and a long of 53 yards...Finished first in the Football Bowl Subdivision with 24 made field goals, 92.3 percent field goal conversion rate and five field goals of 50 yards or more despite not playing in the first two games after tearing the meniscus in his right knee two weeks prior to the start of the year...Only two misses came from 50 and 52 yards...Led the nation's kickers and Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring with 105 points...Handled punting duties for three seasons...Averaged 42.1 yards on 148 punts with a long of 64 yards.

PERSONAL
Attended J.M. Tate HS in Cantonment, Fla....Majored in criminology at Florida State...Last name is pronounced guh-KNOW.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed to contract extension by Carolina (2/28/14)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/21/12)...Waived by Washington (8/28/12)...Signed as a free agent by Washington (12/8/09)...Waived by Baltimore (9/5/09)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Baltimore (5/8/09).

GP/GS
Career (58/0) [1/0]; 2013 (16/0) [1/0]; 2012 (6/0); 2011 (16/0); 2010 (16/0); 2009 (4/0).

CAREER HIGHS (through 2013)
• FG Attempts: 41 - 2011
• FG Made: 31 - 2011
• Consecutive FG Made: 14 - two times, most recently 12/30/12 to 11/3/13
• 50+ FG Attempts: 6- two times, most recently 2013
• 50+ FG Made: 6 - 2013
• PAT Attempts: 42 - 2013
• PAT Made: 42 - 2013
• Consecutive PAT Made: 59 - 12/2/12 to current
• Points: 118 - 2011

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS (through 2013)
• FG Attempts: 6 - at Tennessee (11/21/10)
• FG Made: 4 - three times, most recently vs. Minnesota (12/24/11)
• Longest FG Attempt: 59 - vs. San Francisco (11/6/11)
• Longest FG Made: 59 - vs. San Francisco (11/6/11)
• PAT Attempts: 5 - three times, most recently at Minnesota (10/13/13)
• PAT Made: 5 - three times, most recently at Minnesota (10/13/13)
• Points: 14 - two times, most recently at New Orleans (12/30/12)

2013
Played in 16 games for Carolina...Converted 24-of-27 field goal attempts and all 42 extra point tries for a team-leading 114 points...Established a career high with an 88.9 field goal percentage...Equaled career-best streak of 14 consecutive field goals made...Set a franchise record and tied for the NFL lead for the most made field goals of 50 yards or more with six...Only kicker in the NFL with more than three attempts from 50-plus yards without a miss from that distance...Placed 76-of-82 kickoffs in the end zone with 63 touchbacks...Led the NFL with a 77.8 touchback percentage, the highest touchback percentage in the NFL since 1994...Helped the Panthers rank fourth in the league in opponents' average drive start of the 20.2-yard line following kickoffs...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Connected on one extra point and a 24-yard field goal...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Matched career highs of five extra points made and five extra point attempts...Streak of 14 consecutive kickoffs for touchbacks to start the season ended when Giants returned one from nine yards deep in the end zone in the fourth quarter...At Minnesota (10/13): Equaled career highs of five extra points made and five extra point attempts...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Matched the second-longest field goal in team history with a 55-yarder, previously accomplished by John Kasay versus San Francisco (10/24/10)...At San Francisco (11/10): Put Panthers ahead on a 53-yard field goal with 10:05 remaining in the fourth quarter...Missed wide left on a 48-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter, ending streaks of 12 consecutive field goals made to begin the season and 14 consecutive field goals made dating back to the 2012 season...Tied career-best streak of 14 consecutive field goals made, previously accomplished from Nov. 27, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012 while with the Washington Redskins.

2012
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/21) after kicker Justin Medlock was waived...Played in six games...Finished second on the team in scoring with 47 points...Converted 20-of-21 extra point opportunities and 9-of-11 field goal attempts...Placed 32-of-35 kickoffs in the end zone with 20 touchbacks...Attended training camp with Washington before being waived during the preseason (8/28)...At Philadelphia (11/26): Gave the Panthers the lead for good on a 23-yard field goal with 12:40 remaining in the fourth quarter...Vs. Oakland (12/23): Kicked a 51-yard field goal...Marked the Panthers' first field goal of 50 yards or more since versus San Francisco (10/24/10)...At New Orleans (12/30): Established single-game career highs for points with 14, extra points made with five and extra point attempts with five.

2011
Played in 16 games for Washington...Connected on 31-of-41 field goal attempts and 25-of-26 extra point tries for a team-leading 118 points...31 field goals equaled the second most in franchise history...Tied the team record for the most field goals of 50 yards or more with four...Had five field goal attempts blocked...Excluding blocks, only missed one field goal from less than 49 yards...Registered 32 touchbacks...Contributed to Redskins finishing second in the NFL in kickoff coverage...Posted four special teams tackles...Vs. Arizona (9/18): Hit game-winning 34-yard field goal with 1:50 left in the fourth quarter...Marked fourth career game-winning field goal...Vs. San Francisco (11/6): Booted a team-record and career-long 59-yard field goal...Vs. New York Jets (12/4): Matched single-game career high with four field goals...Vs. Minnesota (12/24): Equaled single-game career high with four field goals...At Philadelphia (1/1): Broke three vertebrae in his back while trying to make a tackle...Continued to play and made an extra point and 34-yard field goal.

2010
Played in 16 games for Washington...Led the team in scoring with 100 points on 24-of-35 field goals and 28-of-28 extra points...Recorded nine touchbacks...Helped Redskins rank second in the NFL in kickoff coverage...Punted four times for a 35.3-yard gross average with one inside the 20 and long of 42 yards...Responsible for three special teams tackles...GAME-WINNING FIELD GOALS: Kicked three game-winning field goals in overtime...Converted from 33 yards versus Green Bay (10/10), 48 yards at Tennessee (11/21) and 31 yards at Jacksonville (12/26)...Tied NFL record for the most overtime field goals in a season with three, previously accomplished by John Kasay for Carolina in 2003 and Jason Hanson for Detroit in 1994...PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts at Jacksonville (12/26) in Week 16...Vs. Green Bay (10/10): Tied game on a 45-yard field goal with 1:07 remaining in the fourth quarter...Won game on a 33-yard field goal in overtime...At Tennessee (11/21): Established single-game career highs for field goals made with four, including the game-winning 48-yarder in overtime, and field goals attempted with six...At Jacksonville (12/26): Connected on field goals from 48 yards in regulation and 31 yards in overtime.

2009
Signed as a free agent by Washington (12/8) when the Redskins waived kicker Shaun Suisham...Played in the last four games...Made all four field goal attempts and six-of-seven PAT attempts for 18 points...Notched three touchbacks...Added one special teams tackle...Played all four games with a broken bone in his right foot - his kicking foot...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Baltimore (5/8)...Successful on one-of-three field goal attempts and all four extra point opportunities in three preseason games...Waived by the Ravens (9/5)...At Oakland (12/13): Made NFL debut...Converted both field goal attempts, including a season long 46-yarder...Established single-game career highs for extra points made and attempted with four.

COLLEGE
Played in 40 games at Florida State...Served as Seminoles place kicker for just one season...Earned the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top place kicker and second-team All-American honors as a senior in 2008...Converted 24-of-26 field goal attempts, including 18 in a row and a long of 53 yards...Finished first in the Football Bowl Subdivision with 24 made field goals, 92.3 percent field goal conversion rate and five field goals of 50 yards or more despite not playing in the first two games after tearing the meniscus in his right knee two weeks prior to the start of the year...Only two misses came from 50 and 52 yards...Led the nation's kickers and Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring with 105 points...Handled punting duties for three seasons...Averaged 42.1 yards on 148 punts with a long of 64 yards.

PERSONAL
Attended J.M. Tate HS in Cantonment, Fla....Majored in criminology at Florida State...Last name is pronounced guh-KNOW.

 

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