Date of birth : 1973-06-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hollywood, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-02
Olindo Mare is an American football kicker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 1996. He played college football at MacMurray College and Syracuse.
Mare, who was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1999, has also played for the Miami Dolphins & New Orleans Saints.
Signed with Seattle as a free agent on March 27, 2008. Originally signed by the N.Y. Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 2, 1996. Picked up by Miami the following season and kicked for the Dolphins for 10 seasons. Traded to the New Orleans Saints on April 3, 2007, for a sixth-round draft choice.
NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
* Originally signed by the N.Y. Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 2, 1996. Picked up by Miami the following season and kicked for the Dolphins for 10 seasons. Traded to the New Orleans Saints on April 3, 2007, for a sixth-round draft choice.
* Has made his last 21 field goal attempts, a Seahawks record. Was 24 of 26 (.923, 3rd NFL) in 2009 and is 48 of 53 in his two seasons in Seattle.
* Became the 22nd kicker in NFL history with 300 career field goals made (303 of 373).
* Departed Miami as the Dolphins’ all-time leader in field goals (245), scoring (1,048) and field goal accuracy (.809, 245 of 303).
* In 2000, connected on first 11 field goals, and following first misfire, made next 16, a career- long streak.
* Had the top season for a kicker in Miami his- tory in 1999. Converted a career-high 39 of 46 field goal attempts (.848), with a career-long of 54, and scored a career-high 144 points. His 39 field goals and .848 percent accuracy mark were team records at the time, and field goal total was an NFL single-season record and 20 of 84 kickoffs were touchbacks, second in NFL.
* Drilled 200th career field goal with a 53- yarder atTampa Bay (10/16/05).
* Of his 74 kickoffs in 2003, 24 went for touch- backs, best in NFL and highest total by a kicker since advent of the K-Ball in 1999. Hit a career- high four field goals of 50 yards or longer.
* Played in 16 games in 2001 and hit 19 of 21 field goals and 39 of 40 PATs for 96 points. Conversion rate of .905 was best in the NFL and marked a new Dolphins record.
* At Denver (10/13/02) drilled a 53-yard field goal with :06 remaining for the win.The kick fol- lowed a 55-yard field goal by Denver’s Jason Elam with :45 left, the first time in NFL history that a kicker from each team had a field goal of 50 yards or more with less than a minute to play.
* Sat out at New England (10/10/04) with a calf injury, snapping a string of 116 consecutive games played.
* Kicked a 22-yard field goal vs. Kansas City (11/12/06) to put him over 1,000 career points, one of 39 players in NFL history to reach the milestone.
2000: All-Pro (USA Today).
1999: AFC Pro Bowl, NFL Alumni Association Special Teams Player of the Year, All-Pro (AP, The Sporting News, Football Digest, Pro Football Weekly), AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October, AFC Special Teams Player of the Week 5, AFC Special Teams Player of the Week 14.
Played final two years at Syracuse (1994-95) after attending MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill. and Valencia Community College in Orlando, Fla, where he did not play football. In two years at Syracuse, hit 15 of 24 field goals and 52 of 53 PATs. Second-team All-Big East choice as a senior. Led Big East in scoring with 74 points. Converted 12 of 17 field goals including a long of 50, and 38-39 PATs as a senior. Majored in speech communications.
Married to Sandy, with son, Hayden Olindo, and daughter, Kayla. Attended Cooper City (Fla.) High, where he lettered in football and soccer. Kicking shoe from 1999 record-setting season and football representing record-breaking field goal are both on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Has participated in several golf Celebrity Pro Tour events. In 2000, he was honored with Florida Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. Majored in speech communications.
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