PRO: A powerful right-footed kicker in his 10th NFL campaign, Ryan Succop joined the Titans prior to the start of the 2014 regular season. Succop arrived in Tennessee after five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he posted four 100-plus point seasons and connected on 81 percent of his field goal attempts. In his first five seasons (2014-18) with the Titans, the University of South Carolina product made good on a franchise-best 86.6 percent of his field goals (116 of 134) and became the club’s fifth all-time leading scorer (502 points). The 6-foot-2-inch, 218-pounder set an NFL record by connecting on 56 consecutive successful field goals from inside 50 yards from 2014-17. His 91.7 percent success rate in 2016 qualified as the third-highest in Titans franchise history.
• In 2018, Succop’s 26 field goals and 106 points were the third-highest totals of his career, and his 86.7 percent success rate ranked third his career for a single season.
• Set an NFL record by connecting on 56 consecutive successful field goals from inside 50 yards (2014-17).
• Through 2018, Succop made 86.6 percent (116 of 134) of his field goals to rank first in franchise history in career accuracy.
• In 2017, Succop posted career-highs with 136 points and 35 field goals. He was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September after leading the NFL with 38 points and 10 field goals.
• In 2016, Succop’s 91.7 percent field goal rate (22 of 24) was the best single-season performance of his career and the third-best percentage in franchise history (92.3 by Rob Bironas in 2010 and 92.3 by Al Del Greco in 1998). Succop’s percentage ranked third in the NFL in 2016 behind only Justin Tucker (97.4) and Matt Bryant (91.9).
• At Kansas City on Dec. 18, 2016, he became the first kicker in NFL history to defeat his former team by converting a game-winning, come-from-behind field goal of 50 or more yards (53) as time expired. It tied for the second-longest game-winning field goal in franchise history.
• In 2015, Succop set a then-career-best by connecting on 87.5 percent of his kicks (14 of 16 field goals) and recording 43 touchbacks, the second-most of his career.
• In 2014, Succop played in all 16 games in his first season with the Titans and connected on a then career-high 86.4 percent of his field goals. He converted 19 of 22 field goals and all 27 extra point attempts for 84 points.
• Succop has appeared in two postseason contests, making all three field goals attempted and all six extra points for 15 points.
• In 2013, posted 118 points, setting a new single-season career-high for points, passing his old mark of 104 set in his rookie season in 2009.
• Set a Chiefs franchise record for most points in a postseason game, accounting for 14 points in the Chiefs 2013 AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/4/14).
• In 2009, Succop converted 86.2 percent of his field goals (25 of 29), tying as the highest make percentage by a rookie since the AFL-NFL merger (min. 20 attempts). He also led all NFL rookies with 104 points.
• Succop was named All-Rookie from Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and was voted the Chiefs’ 2009 Mack Lee Hill Award winner by his peers for his rookie success.
• Succop set a career high and a Chiefs franchise single-game record by converting all six field goals he attempted at New Orleans (9/23/12).
• Succop was given the title “Mr. Irrelevant” after being selected with the final pick (256th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. In 2019, when the NFL Draft was held in Nashville, Succop was on stage to help announce the new Mr. Irrelevant. With the 254th selection in the draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson.
• Succop is an avid golfer that sports a +2.2 handicap. He has played prestigious golf courses like Pine Valley, Silverleaf and Pinehurst.
• Succop caddied for his friend, Wesley Bryan, at the 2016 Nashville Golf Open, a Web.com event at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club. Succop and Bryan went to school together at the University of South Carolina,
• Succop registered 104 career goals and was a four-time all-conference and two-time all-state soccer selection at Hickory (N.C.) High School.
• Succop handled both the kicking and punting duties during his sophomore and junior seasons at South Carolina.
• The Hickory, N.C., native was originally selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round (256th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
• Released by the Chiefs on Aug. 30, 2014.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Sept. 2, 2014.
• Played in 50 games at South Carolina, hitting 49 of 69 field goals (71.0 percent) with a career long of 55 yards. Converted 104 of 106 PATs and racked up a total of 251 points, the second-highest total in school history.
• Spent his sophomore and junior seasons handling both the kicking and punting duties. Had 85 punts for 3,597 yards (42.3 gross, 34.9 net) with 21 kicks inside the 20 and three touchbacks. Had 69 touchbacks on 192 kickoffs.
• Played in 13 games his senior campaign in 2008, earning honorable mention All-Southeastern Conference honors. Connected on 20 of 30 field goals, leading the SEC in both makes and attempts. Converted all 30 of his PATs for 90 points. Had 25 touchbacks on kickoffs. Finished the season fourth in the SEC in field goal percentage (66.7 percent) and ninth in scoring (6.9 ppg).
• Appeared in 12 games as a kicker and punter as a junior in 2007 and converted 13 of 17 field goals and all 37 of his PATs for 76 points. Had 56 punts for 2,330 yards (41.6 gross, 34.4 net), landing 15 inside the 20. Named honorable mention All-SEC.
• Saw action in 13 contests his sophomore season in 2006. Earned second-team All-SEC honors and was a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award. Connected on 16 of 20 field goals and 37 of 39 PATs for a team-high 85 points. Had 29 punts for 1,267 yards (43.7 gross, 36.0 net) with six inside the 20 and three touchbacks. Had 29 touchbacks on kickoffs.
• Played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2005. Missed his only two field goal attempts. Had 29 touchbacks on kickoffs.
• Majored in Finance and Real Estate at South Carolina.
• Married to Paige, the couple splits time between Nashville and Charleston, S.C., with their son, Cooper, and their daughter, Reese.
• Was a four-time all-conference and two-time all-state selection at Hickory (N.C.) High School.
• Was a three-time conference Special Teams Player of the Year. Converted 12 of 14 field goals and all 42 of his PATs for 78 points while averaging 41 yards per punt and had 98.0 percent of his kickoffs go for touchbacks as a senior.
• Was a three-time all-state selection in soccer with 104 career goals.
• Last name is pronounced Suck-up.
• Follow Succop on Twitter at @ryansuccop.
• Born Ryan Barrow Succop on Sept. 19, 1986 in Hickory N.C.
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