Vinatieri is lucky to be in NFL

Nov 13, 2019 689

BY: Marguerite House

NFL’s Adam Vinatieri, placekicker for football’s Indianapolis Colts, is quite the guy. First, Vinatieri is the oldest player (age 46) currently playing in the NFL. In pigskin land, this is old. Naturally, this gives folks pause to wonder if “he’s still got it.”

And for a while, there was good reason to doubt. Vinatieri missed five of eight kicks in the first two weeks of the 2019 season before only missing one long field goal in the next four games. Then, on Oct. 27, the Colts hosted the Denver Broncos, a game that saw Vinatieri miss a field goal and a routine point after touchdown. Nevertheless, he came through in the final seconds of the game with a 51-yard field goal that put them ahead of Denver for the win. Looks like Vinatieri might still have it after all.

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