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By Edward Lee | November 18, 2011
Matt Stover's accomplishments in his 13-season tenure with the Ravens and 20-year career in the NFL are too many to list. The highlights include ranking fourth in NFL history in career points (2,004) and field goals made (471), seventh in field-goal accuracy (83.7 percent on 471-for-563 kicking) and first in field goals made outdoors (445) and field-goal accuracy outdoors (84.9 percent). But for Stover, who retired after the 2009 season and will be inducted into the Ravens' Ring of Honor during halftime of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium, the achievements pale in comparison to what he viewed as his true objective.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | November 15, 2011
Matt Stover, the leading scorer in Ravens' history and an important member of the 2000 Super Bowl-winning team, will be placed in the team's Ring of Honor at halftime of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Stover played 18 seasons with the Ravens/Browns before finishing his career with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009. Only middle linebacker Ray Lewis has had a longer tenure with the Ravens than Stover did. With the Ravens, Stover accounted for 1,464 points, went 354-for-418 on field-goal attempts and 402-for-403 in extra points.
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By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2011
Former Ravens kicker Matt Stover addressed scholarship recipients at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, emphasizing integrity and a willingness to work. The Baltimore Community Foundation, a philanthropic non-profit that give scholarships to local high school and college students, organized the event in a suite at the stadium. "BCF and the Ravens do such a good job of giving back to the kids," Stover said. "Giving $5,000 a year to each one of these kids is an amazing amount of money, and to be able to do that year in, year out is incredible.
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By Peter Schmuck | May 27, 2011
News item: Matt Stover officially announced his retirement at a news conference at The Castle on Thursday and will be inducted into the Ravens' Ring of Honor during the upcoming season — provided there is an upcoming season. My take: The numbers don't lie. Stover was one of the greatest kickers in the history of the game, and he would be on the Acela Express to Canton if there weren't an inexplicable prejudice among Hall of Fame voters against one of the sport's most important positions.
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May 27, 2011
Matt Stover's decision to retire from professional football is not surprising. He is 43 years old in a field where the average age Is about 26. But in the years he played for the Ravens and during the one season when his family stayed in the Baltimore area and he commuted to Indianapolis to kick for the Colts, he was that rare commodity, a genuine role model. He was very good at his profession. His 1,464 points with the Ravens make him the team's all-time leading scorer. His heroics, trotting onto to the field to send the football tumbling between the uprights for game-winning field goal, became a fixture of Baltimore's Sunday afternoons.
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By Matt Vensel | May 26, 2011
We have countless awesome sports photos in the archives here at The Baltimore Sun , and I have decided to share one with you each week in a regular feature called "Throwback Thursday. " With Matt Stover set to retire Thursday afternoon, he was an obvious choice for this week's search. I was torn between this photo and one of a floppy-haired Stover looking like a crazed Tom Cruise as he ran off the field at M&T Bank Stadium. But this Kenneth K. Lam photo seemed like a better and more entertaining choice for a few reasons.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
There are, quite literally, dozens of moments during Matt Stover's kicking career that could be cited as evidence that he is one of the all-time great Ravens, but one moment that occurred during the Super Bowl-winning season of 2000 sums up just how important he truly was. The Ravens were mired in what would go down as an infamous five-game touchdown drought. Coach Brian Billick and offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh were struggling to find a way to get the Ravens' offense going, and in the middle of a close game, the two were discussing what play they should call on a crucial third down on the opponent's side of the field.
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By Matt Vensel | May 26, 2011
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.     Running it back: The streaking Orioles scored eight runs in the fourth inning Wednesday night to coast to a 9-2 win over the Royals . ... Craig Tatum will be promoted to start behind the plate in Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Royals.
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By Matt Vensel | May 26, 2011
Matt Stover will announce his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, formally ending the memorable career of one of the greatest players in Ravens history. The oh-so steady kicker coolly booted field goal after field goal for 13 years in Baltimore, and the Ravens wouldn’t have won Super Bowl XXXV without him. For that, Stover is one of the most beloved figures in franchise history -- you will never hear a former teammate or a diehard fan refer to him as just a wimpy kicker -- and he will soon be added to the team’s Ring of Honor.
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By Kevin Cowherd | May 25, 2011
Matt Stover retiring? At the tender age of 43? What's he going to do, sit home all day and wait for the mailman to show up, like lots of other retirees we know? Me, I still picture Stover working out on a dusty high school field, a couple of kids shagging balls as he kicks field goals through the uprights for hours in the hot sun. I still picture him hoping the phone will ring and praying it's the Ravens on the other end, telling him they screwed up back in 2009 when they let him go for the training camp tag team of Steve Hauschka and Graham Gano.
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