Mason Crosby, CU - Green Bay Packers

NFL's Leading Scorer in 2007

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15 /15 in 2011 leads NFL makes 21 consecutive since 12/5/2010 *Tied the club record 56 yards and then set the new record of 58 yards just 1 week later. He set an NFL Rookie and Sophomore Scoring Record and is perhaps, considered among the great All Time Collegiate Kickers making over 17 field goals over 50 yards at Colorado.
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First Two Years Eventful For Crosby
Coming off a rookie season in which he led the NFL in scoring with 141 points in 2007, Mason, Crosby, former 7th Round Pick from Colorado added 127 points in his second year, and his two-year total of 268 points is more than any player in NFL history has scored in his first two seasons. See<<

- Revisit Archive Draft Blog and see his field goal process breakdown by Paul Assad "The Kick Doctor" from Training Sessions at Camp. NFL Draft Watch - How Good is Colorado's Mason Crosby - Examining Technique and Ability
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Coached by Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting. Has tremendous power, balance, control and refined technique. Used Center at Impact Hybrid Technique. Led the NFL in scoring as a rookie in 2007 after being heavily overlooked at the draft. Should be a solid fixture for years to come in the NFL.


Strong-legged and level-headed, turned in record-setting rookie season after winning the kicking job from incumbent Dave Rayner during 2007 training camp.

Sixth-round pick who captured the league scoring title with 141 points, becoming the first rookie to lead the league since Chicago K Kevin Butler in 1985.

Finished just three points shy of tying Butler's NFL record for points in a season by a rookie kicker (144)
Also set franchise records for points in a season by a kicker, surpassing Ryan Longwell's 131 points in 2000, and for points by a rookie, joining Chester Marcol (1972), Chris Jacke (1989) and Longwell (1997) as the only kickers in Packers history to score more than 100 points as a rookie.

His 141 points rank third behind Paul Hornung (176 in 1960, 146 in 1961) on the team's single-season scoring list.

Also earned 'NFC Special Teams Player of the Month' for November, when he made 12-of-15 field goals over a five-game stretch, including five from 45 yards or longer.

Overall, made 31 of 39 FG attempts (79.5 percent) and all 48 PAT tries, extending a personal PAT streak to 116 that dates back to his sophomore season in college (last PAT miss: Nov. 6, 2004, at Kansas)
Posted 14 touchbacks, good for third in the NFC, sixth in the NFL, and best by a Packers kicker in 16 years (Chris Jacke, 15, 1991) .

Booted a 53-yard FG and a 42-yard game winner in his first professional contest, vs. Philadelphia (Sept. 9), and his season took off from there .

Named to the Dallas Morning News All-Rookie team.

A good athlete who made six tackles on kickoff coverage and could serve as emergency punter if needed
In college, already had proven his kicking prowess was not simply a product of kicking in the mountain air of Colorado, having hit a 58-yard field goal at Miami in 2005, the longest field goal at "sea level" in NCAA Division I-A history without a tee.

The only players in football history, college or pro, to kick longer field goals at sea level without a tee were a pair of New Orleans Saints - Tom Dempsey (63 vs. Detroit in 1970) and Morten Andersen (60 vs. Chicago in 1991).

Established a total of 31 game, season and career records at Colorado, where he holds the all-time records for points scored (307), field goals made (66) and attempted (88), extra points made (109) and attempted (117), field goal percentage (75.0) and longest field goal made (60 yards).

His field goals made, attempted and percentage also set Big 12 Conference career marks
Earned various first-team All-American honors his final two seasons and was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award his final three years.

Was the 16th player from Colorado drafted by the Packers and first since defensive tackle Darius Holland (D3a-95).

2007 Season:
Played in all 16 games, plus both playoff contests, making 31-of-39 FG attempts (79.5 percent) and all 48 PAT tries in the regular season, and going 2-for-2 on FGs and 8-for-8 on PATs during postseason
Captured the league scoring title with 141 points, the first rookie to do so in 22 years, and earned All-Rookie honors from the Dallas Morning News
Also posted 14 touchbacks, good for third in the NFC and sixth in the league; also was the most by a Green Bay kicker since Chris Jacke had 15 in 1991
Named 'NFC Special Teams Player of the Month' in November, when he made 12-of-15 field goals over a five-game stretch, including five from 45 yards or longer
Beat out incumbent Dave Rayner for the kicking duties in the preseason and went on to hit a 53-yard FG and a game-winning 42-yarder with two seconds left in his first professional contest
In that 16-13 win vs. Philadelphia (Sept. 9), made all three field goals and one PAT in his pro debut, earning him 'NFC Special Teams Player of the Week' honors. According to Elias Sports Bureau, became the first player in league history to kick a 50-plus yard field goal and a game-winning field goal in the final minute of his first NFL game. Scored his first NFL point on a PAT following a Tracy White touchdown on a fumble recovery following a muffed punt return. His first career field goal came from 53 yards in the first quarter to give Green Bay a 10-0 lead; also converted a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter to tie the score 13-13
At New York Giants (Sept. 16), made all five PAT tries; missed a 42-yard FG attempt, his lone field goal try on the day
Vs. San Diego (Sept. 23), kicked a season-high three touchbacks
At Minnesota (Sept. 30), kicked a 44-yard field goal in the third quarter that gave Green Bay a 13-6 lead; also made field goals of 28 and 33 yards
Vs. Chicago (Oct. 7), made two 37-yard field goals and both PAT attempts
At Denver (Oct. 29), made both field goal attempts (19 and 26 yards) and his lone PAT try; kicked two touchbacks
At Kansas City (Nov. 4), made four of five attempts (48, 36, 32, 45), plus all three PAT attempts; missed a 52-yard attempt. His 45-yard conversion gave Green Bay a 26-22 fourth-quarter lead in the eventual 33-22 win
Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 11), made both FG tries (39, 24), four PATs and had one touchback
At Detroit (Nov. 22), made all three field goal attempts (20, 20, 26) and four PATs
At Dallas (Nov. 29), made a 52-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Also made field goals of 25 and 26 yards, plus three PATs
Vs. Oakland (Dec. 9), made a 44-yard field goal and all five PATs (missed field goals of 43 and 52 yards)
At St. Louis (Dec. 16), made all four field goal attempts (44, 50, 25 and 46 yards) and all three PATs, plus two touchbacks, earning him 'Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week' honors
In the regular-season finale vs. Detroit (Dec. 30), made field goals of 33 and 35 yards, plus all four PAT attempts. In the fourth quarter, kicked a 35-yard field goal, his last points of the season that allowed him to take the scoring title from New England WR Randy Moss
In the Divisional playoff game vs. Seattle (Jan. 12), made all six PAT tries
In the NFC Championship vs. New York Giants (Jan. 20), made both field goal attempts (36 and 37 yards) and both PAT tries

Established a total of 31 game, season and career records at Colorado, where he holds the all-time records for points scored (307), field goals made (66) and attempted (88), extra points made (109) and attempted (117), field goal percentage (75.0) and longest field goal made (60 yards)
His field goals made, attempted and percentage also set Big 12 Conference career marks
Earned various first-team All-America honors his final two seasons and a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award his final three years, finishing runner-up after superb 2005 campaign
Hit a 58-yard field goal at Miami that season, the longest field goal at "sea level" in NCAA Division I-A history without a tee
The 58-yarder was one of four 50-plus field goals he made on the road that year
Made 10-of-14 field goals from 50-plus his sophomore and junior seasons combined before falling off that pace as a senior when he missed seven of nine from 50-plus, including two attempts from 63 (vs. Montana State) and 65 (vs. Iowa State), the latter falling less than a yard short
Made two FGs of 50-plus in one game three times in his career
Missed only two extra points over his final three years in college, making 78 of 80, including 60 straight to conclude career.

Noted for his booming kickoffs as well, on 203 career kickoffs recorded 138 touchbacks, including 88 that went through the end zone
As a senior in 2006, was an All-American first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, Pro Football Weekly and the Walter Camp Foundation, adding third-team honors from the Associated Press
All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice for the third consecutive year, only the seventh player in school history to achieve that
Scored 76 points on 19-of-28 FGs and 19-of-19 PATs
Six of his misses were on long-range attempts (three from 50-59 yards, three from past 60 yards)
Only 15 of his 43 kickoffs were returned, as 27 were ruled touchbacks and 11 of those went out of the end zone
The opposition's average starting point after kickoffs was the 22-yard line
Tried first and only punt of his career in season opener vs. Montana St. (Sept. 2), good for 43 yards
Converted a 40-yard FG in second quarter vs. Colorado St. (Sept. 9), his 49th field goal to surpass Jeremy Aldrich for the most field goals in a CU career
With two FGs and one PAT at Missouri (Sept. 30), became school's all-time leading scorer, besting previous record holder Eric Bieniemy (254 points)
Closed his career by becoming the first Colorado placekicker to play in the Senior Bowl, where he helped the North to a 27-0 win with nine points on three PATs and two FGs of 38 and 21 yards
During junior season of 2005, became the first Colorado placekicker to earn consensus All-American first-team honors (Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, The NFL Draft Report,, Walter Camp and
Runner-up for the Lou Groza Award by just six points to Oregon State's Alexis Serna
Unanimous All-Big 12 first-team choice and named Special Teams Player of the Year by the league's coaches
Led the team in scoring with 94 points, converting all 31 PATs and 21-of-28 field goals
Was 5-of-7 from beyond 50 yards, with four of the five made ones coming on the road, and 8-of-11 from 40 to 49 yards
Also led the nation in FGs made from 50 yards or more for the second straight year, and led the nation in average distance per field goal made at 41.2 yards
Only 18 of his 61 kickoffs were returned, with 33 of his 43 touchbacks going out of the end zone
Earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors four times (vs. Colorado State, at Miami, at Kansas State and Missouri), joining Texas Tech QB Kliff Kingsbury (2002) as the only other Big 12 player to receive the honor at least four times in a season
Opened the season vs. Colorado State on his 21st birthday (Sept. 3) by booting a 48-yard field goal to tie the score at 21 with 2:32 left and then hitting the first of two game-winning kicks in his career, a 47-yarder with just 4 seconds left
Had the other game-winner at Kansas State (Oct. 29), a 50-yarder with 6 seconds left in swirling winds for a 23-20 victory; that came after already making a 52-yard kick in the second quarter
As a sophomore in 2004, named a unanimous All-Big 12 first-team selection and semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award
Earned second-team All-American accolades from The NFL Draft Report and, adding honorable mention from Sports Illustrated
Led the NCAA in field goals made from 50-plus yards with six (topping Ohio State's Mike Nugent, the Groza winner, who had five), and connected on 23-of-29 field goals overall (19-of-23 regular season, 4-of-6 in Houston Bowl)
Scored 85 points, making 28-of-30 PATs
Only 17 of his 59 kickoffs were returned, with 26 of his 41 touchbacks going out of the end zone
The opponent average starting yard-line after all his kicks was the 21
Won the first of two Bill McCartney Awards (also in 2005), given to the team's most outstanding special teams player as selected by the coaches
Became just the 10th player in NCAA history to make a 60-yard or longer field goal without a tee when he nailed a 60-yarder against Iowa State (Oct. 16), the longest in the nation in 2004; had three other FGs in that 19-14 win, including a 54-yarder for the first of his three career games with two FGs of 50-plus
In 2003, became only the second true freshman to handle the placekicking chores in a CU season opener in school history
Set a Colorado record for the most points scored by a freshman with 52
Connected on 31-of-37 PATs and 7-of-9 field goals
Only 10 of his 37 kickoffs were returned, with 26 being ruled touchbacks, including 17 that went out of the end zone
Made his first five career field goals, one shy of the school record
Majored in communication

Given name Mason Walker Crosby
Born in Lubbock, Texas
Married the former Molly Ackerman on June 28, 2008
Father, Jim, was a running back in college at Texas-El Paso (UTEP)
As a junior and senior at Georgetown (Texas) High School, earned first-team All-District 13-5A honors as a placekicker, punter and free safety, adding All-Central Texas region recognition as a kicker
PrepStar named him to its All-Midlands team, while ranked him as the third-best placekicker in the nation
During his final two seasons, converted 15-of-21 field goals (long of 59) and 40-of-45 PATs
Owned a 38.2-yard average for 100 punts (64 long), with 18 punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including five inside the 5
At free safety those two years, recorded 136 tackles (51 solo, 18 for loss) with six interceptions, seven passes broken up, three forced fumbles and four recoveries
Vs. Cedar Park High as a senior, made the longest field goal in Texas prep football in eight years and tied for the third-longest in state history with a career-best 59-yarder
Also had a 61-yard punt in the game
Vs. Round Rock, had seven tackles and two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and kicking the PAT following the score
Also earned two letters in soccer (defense/midfielder), receiving All-District honors as both a sophomore (14 goals) and junior (17 goals)
Received the male career athletic achievement award at Colorado's annual CUSPY awards ceremony (Colorado University Sports Performers of the Year)
Is in Colorado's Folsom Field's Ring of Fame
Participated in the Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game, the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, rang bells for the Salvation Army during the holidays, has spoken to area high school students about the value of an education and the importance of staying in school, and has donated autographed footballs and jerseys to his hometown high school for separate fundraisers
Enjoys hiking, camping, hunting and fishing, and once caught a 35-inch grouper while spearfishing
Is a single-digit handicap golfer and has a superstition that he must hit at least 60 golf balls at a driving range two days before every football game
Had his offseason honeymoon in the Bahamas
Residence: Georgetown, Texas

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