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Mat McBriar
P #10
Height:
6-0
Weight:
227
College:
Hawaii
Experience:
11
Punting
YearTeamGPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIN 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 138 589 26,581 22,431 75 45.1 38.1 5 53 55 201 64 122 295 2,870 3
2013 PIT 9 40 1,652 1,435 70 41.3 35 1 5 4 13 3 10 18 157 0
2012 PHI 13 55 2,560 2,042 66 46.5 36.5 1 5 3 13 7 14 26 378 1
2011 DAL 14 58 2,542 2,130 68 43.8 36.1 1 6 6 21 7 13 26 272 0
2010 DAL 16 65 3,115 2,750 65 47.9 41.7 1 11 6 22 8 7 33 205 0
2009 DAL 16 72 3,249 2,875 63 45.1 39.9 0 3 5 38 3 23 38 314 1
2008 DAL 6 24 1,175 971 66 49 38.8 1 4 1 5 3 0 16 144 0
2007 DAL 16 63 2,970 2,424 64 47.1 38.5 0 6 6 17 7 9 35 406 1
2006 DAL 16 56 2,697 2,163 75 48.2 38.6 0 3 0 22 10 12 31 334 0
2005 DAL 16 81 3,439 3,009 63 42.5 37.1 0 3 18 28 9 18 33 250 0
2004 DAL 16 75 3,182 2,632 68 42.4 35.1 0 7 6 22 7 16 39 410 0
Kickoff
YearTeamGKOYdsOOBAvgTBPctRetAvgTDOSKOSKR
TOTAL 138 5 305 0 61 0 0 5 -- 0 0 0
2013 PIT 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 PHI 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 14 1 62 0 62 0 0 1 -- -- 0 0
2010 DAL 16 1 69 0 69 0 0 1 -- -- 0 0
2009 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 DAL 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DAL 16 3 174 0 58 0 0 3 -- -- 0 0
2005 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 138 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 PIT 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 PHI 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 14 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DAL 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DAL 16 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 DAL 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 DAL 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DAL 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 DAL 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 DAL 16 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 138 2 1 50 0 30 15 0.2 0 -- 0 -- 30 1 0 0 0 95.8
2013 PIT 9 1 1 100 0.1 30 30 3.3 0 -- 0 -- 30 1 0 0 0 118.8
2012 PHI 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 DAL 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 DAL 16 1 0 -- 0.1 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 138 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 PIT 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 PHI 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DAL 16 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2009 DAL 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 DAL 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DAL 16 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2005 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 DAL 16 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 138 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 2
2013 PIT 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 PHI 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DAL 16 1 0.1 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2009 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 DAL 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DAL 16 1 0.1 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2005 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 DAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

MAT MCBRIAR CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Named AP-All Pro second-team twice (2006 and 2010).
  • Earned two Pro Bowl selections (2006 and 2010).
  • Selected to the Pro Bowl as a reserve in 2007.
  • Is third all-time in Cowboys’ history for career punts (494).
  • Is tied for the second-longest punt (75) in Dallas’ history.
  • Holds the Cowboys’ record for career punting average (45.3).
  • Holds the top three Dallas records for single-season punting average.
  • Holds the single-game Cowboys’ record for punting average in a single game (56.8).
  • His 38.1 career net punting average is the best in Dallas’ history.
  • Holds the Cowboys’ single-season record for net punting average (41.7).
  • Landed the most punts (175) inside the opponent’s 20-yard line in Cowboys’ history.
  • Holds the single-season record for most punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line (38, in 2009).

MAT MCBRIAR CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Named AP-All Pro second-team twice (2006 and 2010).
  • Earned two Pro Bowl selections (2006 and 2010).
  • Selected to the Pro Bowl as a reserve in 2007.
  • Is third all-time in Cowboys’ history for career punts (494).
  • Is tied for the second-longest punt (75) in Dallas’ history.
  • Holds the Cowboys’ record for career punting average (45.3).
  • Holds the top three Dallas records for single-season punting average.
  • Holds the single-game Cowboys’ record for punting average in a single game (56.8).
  • His 38.1 career net punting average is the best in Dallas’ history.
  • Holds the Cowboys’ single-season record for net punting average (41.7).
  • Landed the most punts (175) inside the opponent’s 20-yard line in Cowboys’ history.
  • Holds the single-season record for most punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line (38, in 2009).

PRO (136-0/4-0): Mat McBriar signed with the Steelers on October 29, 2013…released by the Philadelphia Eagles on March 25, 2013…signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on September 25, 2012…released by the Eagles on August 31, 2012…signed with the Eagles as an unrestricted free agent (Dallas Cowboys) on July 25, 2012…placed on the Cowboys’ Reserve/Injured List with a broken right foot on October 15, 2008…re-signed to a five year contract by the Cowboys on March 1, 2007…re-signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys on February 13, 2006…signed with the Cowboys on January 5, 2004…added to the Cowboys’ practice squad on December 24, 2003…released by the Seattle Seahawks on September 1, 2003…traded to the Seahawks from the Denver Broncos for a 2004 conditional draft pick on August 22, 2003…signed with Denver as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 28, 2003.

2013 (7-0): Mat McBriar has punted in seven games…signed with the Steelers on October 29, 2013.

  • 11/3 at New England: Punted in his first game as a Steeler…had three punts for 140 yards with a long of 50.
  • 11/17 vs. Detroit: Had a season-long 70-yarder…marked the second-longest punt of his career (75, 10/15/06 vs. Houston), and the longest punt by a Steeler since 12/9/12 vs. San Diego (Drew Butler, 79 yards).    
  • 11/24 at Cleveland: Had a season-high with four punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.
  • 12/8 vs. Miami: Tied a season-high with six punts…added a season-high 235 punting yards.

2012 (13-0): Mat McBriar punted in 13 games for the Eagles…recorded 55 punts for 2,560 yards (46.5 avg.) with a long of 66 yards…added 13 punts that were downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…10/28 vs. Atlanta: Had a season-high 44.3 net punting average on three punts…11/11 vs. Dallas: Had a season-high seven punts for a season-high 354 yards against his former team…12/9 at Tampa Bay: Tied a season-high with seven punts for 343 yards (49.0 avg.) with a season-long 66-yard punt…12/13 vs. Cincinnati: Landed a season-high three punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

2011 (14-0): Punted in 14 games for the Cowboys…punted 58 times for 2,542 yards (43.8 avg.) with a long punt of 68 yards…landed 21 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…10/2 vs. Detroit: Had a season-long 68-yard punt…10/23 vs. St. Louis: Recorded a punt of 60 yards or longer for the fourth straight game…12/4 at Arizona: Landed four punts inside the Cardinals’ 20-yard line…12/24 vs. Philadelphia: Tied a career-high with nine punts for a season-high 343 yards…added a season-high and tied a career-high with five punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

2010 (16-0): Punted in all 16 games…earned second-team AP-All Pro honors for the second time of his career…earned his second trip to the Pro Bowl…recorded 65 punts for 3,115 yards (47.9 avg.) with a net of 41.7 yards per punt…added a season-long punt of 65 yards and 22 of his punts were downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…led the NFL in both gross and net punting averages, becoming the first punter in Cowboys’ history to accomplish such a feat…9/12 at Washington: Landed a season-high three punts inside the Redskins’ 20-yard line…11/7 at Green Bay: Recorded a season-long 65-yard punt…tied a season-high with three punts landed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…12/5 at Indianapolis: Tied a season-high with a 65-yard punt….1/2 at Philadelphia: Recorded a season-high eight punts for a season-high 357 yards.

2009 (16-0/2-0): Returned to punt in all 16 games and both postseason contests after suffering a broken foot in 2008…punted 72 times for 3,249 yards (45.1 avg.) with a long of 63 yards…landed a career-high 38 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, also a Cowboys’ single-season record…finished 10th in the league in gross average and seventh in net average (39.9)…punted in both postseason contests…had nine punts for 366 yards (40.7 avg.) with seven punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…9/13 at Tampa Bay: Had a season-long 63-yard punt…9/28 vs. Carolina: Tied a career-high with five punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…10/4 at Denver: Had a season-high 296 punting yards…11/26 vs. Oakland: Landed four punts inside the Raiders’ 20-yard line…NFC Wild Card Game 1/9 vs. Philadelphia: Punted six times for 229 yards (38.2 avg.) with a long of 61 yards…landed a career postseason-high five punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…NFC Divisional Playoff 1/17 at Minnesota: Had three punts for 137 yards (45.7 avg.) with a long of 51 yards…landed two punts inside the Vikings’ 20-yard line.

2008 (6-0): Punted in six games before suffering a broken right foot on his first career blocked punt…placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List on October 15, 2008…punted 24 times for 1,175 yards (49.0 avg.) with a long of 66 yards…10/5 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded a season-long 66-yard punt…10/12 at Arizona: Recorded season highs in punts (7) and punting yards (335).                              

2007 (16-0/1-0): Punted in all 16 games and the lone postseason contest…named an NFC Pro Bowl reserve…had 63 punts for 2,970 yards (47.1 avg.) with a long of 64 yards…punted four times in the postseason contest for 189 yards (47.3 avg.) with a long of 58 yards…finished fourth in the NFL in gross average and seventh with a net average of 38.5 yards…9/9 vs. N.Y. Giants: Had a season-long 64-yard punt…10/21 vs. Minnesota: Landed a season-high three punts inside the Vikings’ 20-yard line…12/16 vs. Philadelphia: Punted a season-high seven times for a season-high 351 yards…12/30 at Washington: Tied a season-high with seven punts…NFC Divisional Playoff 1/13 vs. N.Y. Giants: Had four punts for 189 yards (47.3 avg.)...landed three punts inside the Giants’ 20-yard line.

2006 (16-0/1-0): Punted in all 16 games and the lone postseason contest…named second-team AP All-Pro and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl…had 56 punts for 2,697 yards for a career-high 48.2 yards per punt average…the 48.2 average at the time was tied for the fifth-best in NFL history and set a Cowboys’ single-season record…finished fourth in the NFL with a 38.6 net punting average…added a career-long 75-yard punt…landed 22 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…punted five times for 242 yards (48.4 avg.) with a long punt of 62 yards in the lone postseason contest…9/17 vs. Washington: Had a season-high seven punts for a season-high 343 yards…10/15 vs. Houston: Recorded a career-long 75-yard punt…12/10 vs. New Orleans: Landed a season-high four punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…NFC Wild Card Game 1/6 at Seattle: Punted five times for 242 yards (48.4 avg.) with a long punt of 62 yards.  

2005 (16-0): Punted in all 16 games…set career highs in punts (81) and punting yards (3,439)…had a long punt of 63 yards and landed 28 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…10/23 at Seattle: Tied a career-high nine punts for 363 yards…tied a career-high with five punts landed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…11/14 at Philadelphia: Tied a career-high with nine punts for 384 yards…12/24 at Carolina: Recorded a season-long 63-yard punt.

2004 (16-0): Punted in all 16 games…had 75 punts for 3,182 yards with a long of 68 yards…9/27 at Washington: Had eight punts for 314 yards…11/15 vs. Philadelphia: Had a season-long 68-yard punt…added a season-high three punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…11/25 vs. Chicago: Had a career-high nine punts for a career-high 388 yards.

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  • Around the Locker Room - Steelers at Packers

    Posted Dec 22, 2013

    Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback Cortez Allen, Punter Mat McBriar, Guard Ramon Foster, and Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sanders spoke in the locker room following the Steelers 38-31 win over the Green Bay Packers.

  • Steelers at Packers: Fake punt pass to Paulson

    (00:01:12:20) By NFL.com - Posted Dec 22, 2013

    Pittsburgh Steelers punter Mat McBriar fakes a punt and attempts his first career pass, finding tight end David Paulson with a 30-yard pass.

  • Update: Steelers sign punter Mat McBriar

    Posted Oct 30, 2013

    The Pittsburgh Steelers released punter Zoltan Mesko and signed 10-year NFL veteran Mat McBriar.

  • LIVE: Injuries, Roster Moves and Jarvis Jones

    Posted Oct 29, 2013

    Craig Wolfley, Bob Labriola and Missi Matthews discuss Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin's press conference, and the news that the Steelers released punter Zoltan Mesko and signed veteran punter Mat McBriar.