Thomas Weber (American football)

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Thomas Weber
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Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1987-09-27) September 27, 1987 (age 31)
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Loyola
(Los Angeles, California)
College: Arizona State
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Thomas Edward Weber (born September 27, 1987) is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football for the Arizona State Sun Devils.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Placekicker player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals and extra points

Placekicker, or simply kicker, is the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals and extra points. In many cases, the placekicker also serves as the team's kickoff specialist or punter as well.

In professional sports, a free agent is a player who is eligible to freely sign with any club or franchise; i.e., not under contract to any specific team. The term is also used in reference to a player who is under contract at present but who is allowed to solicit offers from other teams. In some circumstances, the free agent's options are limited by league rules.

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College career

Weber won the Lou Groza Award for the nation's top kicker following the 2007 season, [1] in which he made 24-of-25 field goals and 46-of-48 extra point attempts.

Lou Groza Award award

The Lou Groza Award is presented annually to the top college football placekicker in the United States by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. The award is named after former Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns player Lou Groza. It has been presented since 1992, with Joe Allison of Memphis receiving the inaugural award. The incumbent award holder is Andre Szmyt of Syracuse. The award is part of the National College Football Awards Association coalition.

2007 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

The 2007 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team played its home games at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Weber signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2011 season on July 28, 2011. He was waived during final roster cuts on September 3, 2011. He re-signed with the team on January 6, 2012, but was waived again on August 17, 2012.

Cincinnati Bengals National Football League franchise in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) North division. Their home stadium is Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati. Their divisional opponents are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and the Baltimore Ravens.

The 2011 NFL season was the 92nd regular season of the National Football League. It began on Thursday, September 8, 2011, with the Super Bowl XLV champion Green Bay Packers defeating the Super Bowl XLIV champion New Orleans Saints 42–34 at Lambeau Field and ended with Super Bowl XLVI, the league's championship game, on February 5, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21–17.

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References

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