Wiki/BiographyStephen Carroll Gostkowski (gust-OW-ski; born January 28, 1984) is an American football placekicker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft with the 118th pick. One of just two kickers drafted, Gostkowski was the only rookie kicker to make an NFL roster that year.Gostkowski, who played both college football and baseball for the University of Memphis, is the most accurate kicker in Patriots history, and one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history. He is also a consistent and prolific scorer: he is only the second player in NFL history to score 500 points in his first four seasons in the league, and the first to score 1,000 points in his first eight seasons in the league (despite missing half the 2010 season with a leg injury). Gostkowski also holds the record for highest average points per game scored over a career (8.53 points per game as of the end of the 2013 season), and is the first player since the AFL-NFL merger to lead the league in scoring in three different seasons (2008, 2012, and 2013).