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ConneX AM – January 2020 – Matt Stover
Thursday, January 23 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
January’s ConneX AM is powered by McDonell Consulting Group and features Matt Stover!
Matt Stover, born January 27, 1968, is a former NFL kicker. Throughout his professional career, the retired Pro Bowl kicker and two-time Super Bowl Champion, played for the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts.
Stover graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a marketing degree and holds the NCAA record for most punts in a single game.
Stover was drafted by the Giants in the 1990 NFL Draft and went on to win the Super Bowl in his rookie year. In 1991, Stover signed with the Cleveland Browns and played as a Brown for five seasons.
After the Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore in 1996, Stover spent the majority of his career as a Baltimore Raven. He was instrumental in the Ravens’ 2000 Super Bowl run, scoring 49 straight points for the Ravens during a five-game stretch in which the Ravens failed to score an offensive touchdown. Stover became a two-time Super Bowl Champion that year when the Ravens defeated his former team, the New York Giants, in Super Bowl XXXV.
Stover retired after the 2009 season as a Baltimore Raven and the NFL’s fourth all-time leading scorer. At the time of his retirement, he was the last remaining member of the original Cleveland Browns still active in the NFL.
In 2011, after his 13-season tenure with the Baltimore Ravens, Stover was inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor, which recognizes elite players who possess a rare combination of talent and characteristics that every member of the Ravens organization strives to achieve and maintain.
In 2002, Stover and his wife formed the Matt Stover Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the Baltimore community and helping those in need through a variety of programs, outreach and support. Additionally, Stover serves on the National Board for the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and the McDonogh School Board.
Stover is currently Vice President and Co-Founder of the Players’ Philanthropy Fund (PPF), a donor advised fund to facilitate charitable giving for professional athletes. A firm believer in philanthropy and giving back to the community, Stover co-founded PPF to continue to make philanthropy a part of the next chapter of his life off the field. Stover strives to assist professional athletes in becoming the philanthropic leaders that they can and should be in their communities.
Stover is also a venture capitalist which has included ownership in Creditcards.com, Evoshield and Kermitppi. He also is a motivational speaker for many financial firms.
Stover resides in Cockeysville, Md. with his wife and high school sweetheart, Debra, and their three children, Jenna, Jacob and Joe.