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Update 2012: After spending a year on the injured reserve the Saints have resigned Hartley to a long term deal sources report worth nearly $13 million over 10 years with 3 million in guarantees.
Kicks the Saints into the SuperBowl with his perfect game winning 40 yard field goal in the NFC Championship in O.T. over the Vikings.
Steller Rookie Season - 100% Extra Points - 13 for 13 Field Goals - 9 touchbacks in just 8 games has the potential to lead the NFL in every category.
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General Area Workouts for Pro Teams: Free Agent Kicker. Can showcase or be available for workouts immediately. Resides in Dallas, TX.
Signed with the Denver Broncos as a Free Agent - has recently worked out for Tampa AFL and Denver AFL and NFL and had a tremendous workout. Reference available and agent contact.
Considered among top 5 NFL Free Agents - recommendations by NFL Personnel available from recent workouts available.
Personally Training with Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting. Strong, accurate and has abilty to make big kicks in all situations with Big 12 Play. Was considered by many as top kicker Junior Season when he was perfect 20-20 and 1 blocked kick. Lou Groza Finalist argue-ably should have maybe, won. Won the Randy Rodgers Lone Star Challenge and considered Texas top prep kicker out of South Lake Carroll. Kicked 51-54 kicks made in minicamp with Broncos inside 53 yards.
Saints Head Coach Payton Puts Season In PerspectiveNewOrleansSaints.com, Monday, December 29, 2008 - 2:58 PMDo you see Garrett Hartley as the kicker for the future?“He has certainly made a good impression. Finishing 13-for-13 – he was a little inconsistent yesterday with the kickoffs, but I’ll say this: you guys have seen a limited amount because when you’re out to practice we’re not in the field goal drills, but as good as he’s been on gameday, he’s been better in practice and very consistent. That’s very encouraging that he’s a young player, a rookie, and it’s not too big for him and he’s handled it very well with a live leg. I’m encouraged with that a lot.”
2007 - All-Big 12 second team by the coaches and honorable mention by the Associated Press ... tied a school record with 11 PATs vs. North Texas ... made a career-best 53-yard field goal against Utah State, the seventh longest in school history ... made 14 consecutive field goals, dating back to last season, until miss at Tulsa ... his 44 career field goals ranks in a tie for third all-time at OU ... 70 season PATs ranks second all-time ... preseason nominee for Lou Groza Award.2006Was one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award and second team All-Big 12 by the coaches and Associated Press ... lone field goal miss was a blocked 44-yard attempt at Oregon ... field goal percentage of .950 set a season school record and led the nation among kickers with more than 10 attempts ... had 31 touchbacks in 78 kickoffs... scored 106 points to tie for third in OU history for kick scoring in one season ... No. 8 in career kick scoring with 200 points ... his 19 field goals for the season tie for No. 2 at OU while his career total of 34 is No. 6 ... 98 career PAT makes rank No. 9 at OU.2005Named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after making all three of his field goal attempts, including one to tie the game at the end of the first overtime, against Baylor ... his 52-yarder against Texas the longest ever by a Sooner against the Longhorns ... also made a 50-yarder against Nebraska ... kicked off 67 times and had 33 touchbacks ... including squibs and sky kicks, averaged 58.5 yards on kickoffs ... had just one kickoff go out of bounds.2004Took over as the starting kicker at Baylor where he made all four of his PATs ... made all 12 of his PATs on the season ... his lone field goal attempt was a 29-yard make against Southern California in the Orange Bowl ... also had primary kickoff responsibilities after taking over the placements.
High SchoolRated No. 2 kicker in the nation by Rivals.com ... No. 71 player in Texas (SuperPrep) ... named All-State by Dallas Morning News ... three-year starter and letterman ... set a national record for points in a career by a kicker ... established a state record for extra points in a career with 90 ... successful on 14 of his 26 field goal attempts in 2003 ... recorded a long of 52 yards ... 86 percent of kickoffs went for touchbacks ... also served as the team's punter and averaged 44.3 yards per kick ... nailed 14 of his 17 field goal attempts as a junior ... hit on 11-of-13 tries in 2001 ... coached by Todd Dodge.The Wrap-upBorn May 16, 1986 ... son of Bill and Cookie Hartley ... majoring in marketing.
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Garrett Hartley, NFL Free Agent was at the time with the Denver Broncos and in Boulder, CO training with Paul Assad. He helped out with the Buff's Camp working and talking with high school players attending.
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