Ryan Succop is a placekicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and here is everything you should know about him, including his net worth, salary, career, personal life, and more.
|Full name||Ryan Barrow Succop|
|Date of Birth||September 19, 1986|
|Father’s Name:||David Succop|
|Mother’s Name||Kathy Succop|
|High School||Hickory (Hickory, North Carolina)|
|Net Worth (2022)||$5 million|
|Profession||American Football player|
Early life and college career
In Hickory, North Carolina, Succop attended Hickory High School. He was selected to the all-conference team four times, twice for the all-state team, and three times for the conference’s special teams player of the year. Succop played soccer as well, making three all-state teams and tallying 104 goals over the course of his career. Rivals.com ranked him as North Carolina’s 16th-best prospect and the nation’s 4th-best kicker.
Succop attended South Carolina University. For the Gamecocks, he handled the kicking, punting, and kickoff duties. He served as Josh Brown’s backup placekicker and kickoff specialist in 2005 as a freshman. He attempted 59 kickoffs, averaging 62.3 yards per attempt with 29 touchbacks. He attempted two field goals, but he failed both times.
During his sophomore and senior years, Succop was the Gamecocks’ kicker and punter. In 2006, he led the squad in scoring with 85 points, which ranked third all-time in a single season in school history. He was also selected to the second team of the SEC and was a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award.
Succop was selected as an honorable mention All-SEC performer by the Associated Press in 2007 while still a junior. As a placekicker, he received preseason media recognition for the SEC first team. He was chosen for the coaches’ second team, and the media and coaches’ preseason second teams both named him an All-SEC punter. He was once more nominated for a Lou Groza Award and added to the Ray Guy Award watch list. After making all three field goals in one game, he was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. He went 13 for 17 on field goal attempts.
As a senior in 2008, Succop made 20 of 30 field goal tries and all 30 extra point attempts.
Succop, who was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 256th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, earned the title “Mr. Irrelevant.” With an 86.2% field goal percentage, Succop tied the NFL record for the season’s greatest field goal percentage by a rookie. In terms of the number of field goals a rookie has made in Chiefs history, he surpassed Hall of Famer Jan Stenerud. Succop made 20 of 26 field goal tries and all 42 extra point attempts in the 2010 campaign.
Succop made 24 of 30 field goal tries and all 20 extra point attempts in the 2011 campaign. Succop agreed to a five-year contract extension after the completion of the 2011 season. In addition, he twice this season was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Succop became the Chiefs’ all-time leader in field goals on September 23, 2012, going 6-for-6 en route to a 27-24 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints. Succop made 28 of 34 field goal tries and all 17 extra point attempts in the 2012 season.
With four seconds left in regulation on December 29, 2013, Succop missed a 41-yard field goal attempt against the San Diego Chargers. As a result, the game went into overtime, allowing the Chargers to win. Succop concluded the 2013 season by making 22 of 28 field goal tries and all 52 extra-point attempts.
On September 1st, 2014, the Tennessee Titans signed Succop to a one-year deal. On September 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, he played in his debut game for the Titans. After the season, a three-year, $7.2 million contract was renewed with him. Succop made 19 of 22 field goal tries and all 27 extra point attempts in the 2014 campaign.
Succop made 14 of 16 field goal attempts and 29 of 31 extra-point tries during the 2015 campaign. Succop won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award in Week 15 of the 2016 campaign after making a game-winning 53-yard field goal in the waning seconds of a 19-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He made 22 of 24 field goal attempts and 39 of 41 extra-point tries in the 2016 campaign.
Succop, who led the NFL with 38 points and made 10-of-11 field goals and eight extra point attempts, was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September 2017. Succop won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award for the fifth time in his career in Week 6’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts after making all five of his field goal tries and breaking the record for the most straight field goals within the 50-yard line.
Succop was placed on injured reserve on September 4, 2019, following off-season knee surgery. Cairo Santos took his place when Succop left Kansas City in 2014. On October 23, 2019, he was put back on injured reserve and started working out with the team. On November 2, 2019, he was incorporated into the active lineup. On December 18, 2019, he was put on injured reserve, which put an end to his season. After six seasons, the Titans released Succop on March 13, 2020.
Succop committed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 1, 2020, for a single season. In Week 8, Succop received the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award on November 4, 2020. On December 15, 2020, the team placed him on the COVID-19 list for the reserve, and three days later, he was activated. Succop made 52 of 57 extra point tires and completed 28 of 31 field goal attempts overall in the 2020 season. With 136 points in a season, he broke Matt Bryant’s previous record of 131 from 2008 and established a new milestone for the team.
Succop extended his contract with the Buccaneers for a three-year, $12 million deal on March 25, 2021. In week 1, he kicked the game-winning field goal with seconds remaining to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 31-29. He also kicked another game-winning field goal in week four’s 19-17 victory over the New England Patriots. Succop made 56 of 59 extra point attempts and 25 of 30 field goal tries overall in the 2021 season.
Ryan Succop Relationship status
Ryan married Paige Cooper, his wife, and the joy of his life. In 2011, the couple were hitched. During their first year of college, the pair met at the University of South Carolina and fell in love. The couple has three adorable children together, and they are currently relishing being parents.
Including a $2,250,000 signing bonus, $6,250,000 in guaranteed money, and an average annual salary of $4,000,000, Ryan Succop agreed to a three-year, $12,000,000 deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As of January 2023, Ryan Succop’s estimated net worth is $5 Million.
FAQs on Ryan Succop
(Q) What jersey number does Ryan wear?
Currently, Ryan is a placekicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and wears the number 3 as his jersey number.
(Q) How old is Ryan Succop?
Ryan Succop is currently 36 years old.
(Q) When did Ryan make his NFL debut?
Succop, who was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 256th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, earned the title “Mr. Irrelevant.” He made his NFL debut later that year.
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