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Matt Prater can now move out of a hotel


The kicker in Broncos kicker Matt Prater’s long-term deal is that Prater can now buy a house in Denver.

Prater, as it turns out, didn’t have a place to live in Denver.  He told C.J. and Kreckman of 102.3 ESPN in Denver that, during his prior time with the team, Prater rested his legs, and the rest of his body, at a hotel.

“I’m actually in the process of looking for a condo or townhouse, because I’ve actually lived in a hotel for the last five years,” Prater said (via  “So I’m excited about moving out of the hotel.”

It could have been worse.  He could have been living in a van down by the river.

Prater cashed in thanks in part to an ability to consistently kick the ball out of the end zone from the tee, and an ability to consistently put the ball through the uprights in the clutch.  He said that his favorite moment from 2011 came at the end of the uncanny come-from-behind win over the Bears, when a 59-yard field goal not kicked by Tim Tebow forced overtime and a 51-yarder not kicked by Tim Tebow won the game.

“[I]t was later in the year and there were a couple seconds left and it was a longer kick,” Prater said.  “I like kicking those longer ones; I don’t know why, I just expect to make them every time. . . .  I think just the situation of the game, and then getting to hit another 50-yarder in overtime to win it was pretty awesome.”

Yes it was.  And thanks to those kicks he can now afford to buy the hotel.  And the van.  And the river.

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15 Responses to “Matt Prater can now move out of a hotel”
  1. ironhawk says: Jul 6, 2012 5:43 PM

    Surely 5 years at a hotel costs more than a studio apartment would.

  2. latchbeam says: Jul 6, 2012 5:53 PM

    Kickers aren’t the brightest people…

  3. ndnut says: Jul 6, 2012 5:59 PM

    Where is this river you speak of in Denver?

  4. doe22us says: Jul 6, 2012 6:12 PM

    So he couldnt rent an apartment????

  5. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jul 6, 2012 6:16 PM

    Really…in a hotel for 5 years? Stupidity is alive and well in Donkey City.

    Hope you shank many 50+ yarders for the rest of your career.

  6. kwf1224 says: Jul 6, 2012 6:30 PM

    Wow, he lived in a hotel last year, that’s stunning.

  7. thegonz13 says: Jul 6, 2012 7:36 PM

    Geez, I didn’t even make a fraction of his salary and I own a house…

  8. dbones750 says: Jul 6, 2012 7:46 PM

    You guys talk about this guy like he’s got more $$$ than Zuckerburg.

  9. savannahrose44 says: Jul 6, 2012 7:54 PM

    Apparently he’s never heard of rentals.

  10. clawledge says: Jul 6, 2012 9:00 PM

    Don’t call me Shirley.

  11. handsofsweed says: Jul 6, 2012 9:01 PM

    God, too bad he didn’t play for Detroit. Or that this article wasn’t about Santonio. I’ve been sitting here for 2 minutes trying to figure out a way to work in the line “And you’ll have plenty of time for doooobie rolling….”

  12. bunkleyb says: Jul 6, 2012 10:12 PM

    he should just buy shotgun willies and stay there.

  13. alonestartexan says: Jul 6, 2012 10:52 PM

    Kickers in the NFL have a fairly short life span..

    If it were me, I would have lived in the hotel too.

    To be honest, when you include the electricity, cable, wifi, water, ect, ect.. the hotel turns out cheaper.

  14. growuppeterpan says: Jul 7, 2012 1:43 AM

    Is that Bill Shakespeare over there?

    Nope, just Florio!

  15. karl422 says: Jul 7, 2012 10:57 AM

    Lets not forget FREE MAID service, soap, shampo and clean sheets, towels and all utilities.
    In fact he is better off not buying five years ago he would be upside down on his mortgage. Now is the time to buy.

    Dam sounds like he was pretty smart.

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