PRO CAREER: Most accurate kicker in team history and fourth most accurate in NFL history, making 208-of-243 (85.6%) field goals in his career… Ranks second in franchise history in career scoring (902 points) and career field goals made... Led the Bears in scoring in each of his first eight NFL seasons (2005-12)… Occupies the top six highest single-season field goal percentages in team history, including a franchise best mark of 89.7 percent (26-of-29) in 2008... Holds the franchise record for FGs made in a season (32 in 2006) and is tied for second on that list with 31 FGs made in 2007… Set franchise record for longest field goal made with 57-yard conversion on (12/11/11 at DEN)… Owns three of the top five single-season point totals in Bears history (2nd, 143 points in 2006; 4th, 126 points in 2007 and 5th, 121 points in 2011)...
PRO CAREER: Most accurate kicker in team history and fourth most accurate in NFL history, making 208-of-243 (85.6%) field goals in his career… Ranks second in franchise history in career scoring (902 points) and career field goals made... Led the Bears in scoring in each of his first eight NFL seasons (2005-12)… Occupies the top six highest single-season field goal percentages in team history, including a franchise best mark of 89.7 percent (26-of-29) in 2008... Holds the franchise record for FGs made in a season (32 in 2006) and is tied for second on that list with 31 FGs made in 2007… Set franchise record for longest field goal made with 57-yard conversion on (12/11/11 at DEN)… Owns three of the top five single-season point totals in Bears history (2nd, 143 points in 2006; 4th, 126 points in 2007 and 5th, 121 points in 2011)... Has converted 278-of-279 career PATs… Was the first placekicker in Bears history to be selected to the Pro Bowl after leading all kickers with 143 points during the 2006 season, one point shy of the franchise record (Kevin Butler, 144, 1985)… Became first Bears kicker to lead the NFC in scoring since 1986 (Butler, 120)… First player in franchise history to record 100 or more points in six straight seasons (2006-11)… Set franchise records with eight seasons of 20+ FGs (2005-12) and five seasons of 25+ FGs (2006-08, '10-11)… One of 11 kickers in NFL history, and first Chicago Bear, to make 30 or more field goals in back-to-back seasons (2006-07)… Set franchise record and tied for the NFL lead (Jeff Wilkins, STL) with 32 field goals made during the 2006 season while ranking tied for 7th in FG percentage (88.9)… Connected on franchise record 26-straight field goals from 12/25/05 to 11/19/06… Also holds franchise record with 22 consecutive games with a field goal (10/23/05-11/6/06)… Knocked home three or more field goals in a franchise-record four straight games (Weeks 11-14) in 2007… Hit team-record six field goals of 50-plus yards (6-for-6) in 2011… 13-of-17 (76.5%) on field goals of 50-plus yards, third-highest average in NFL history among kickers with 10-plus 50-yard attempts… Is 39-of-46 for his career on field goals attempts during the final two minutes of a half or in overtime with 10 game winners, which includes a 49-yard field goal in overtime of the 2006 NFC Divisional Playoff vs. SEA (1/14/07) - the 17th overtime field goal in NFL playoff history and 1st in Bears playoff history.
HONORS AND AWARDS: 2008 - NFC Special Teams Player of the Month (December, 2008). 2006 - Pro Bowl; All-Pro (AP, USA Today, The Sporting News and ESPN.com); All-NFL and All-NFC (Pro Football Weekly); NFC Special Teams Player of the Month (October, 2006); NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (at DET, 12/24/06). 2005 - NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (at NO, 11/6/05).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Entered NFL as an undrafted free agent by New England (4/29/05)… Waived by New England (8/30/05)… Signed to Baltimore practice squad (9/7/05)… Waived by Baltimore (9/27/05)… Signed by Chicago (10/8/05)…Signed 5-year extension (5/12/08). SIGNED through 2013
2012 SEASON: Connected on 21-of-25 FG attempts and all 33 extra point attempts for a team-high 96 points in 13 games played… 84.0 field goal percentage was sixth-best in team history… Missed final 3 games of season after being placed on Injured Reserve due to a calf injury… Hit game-winning 41-yard field goal as time expired in 23-22 victory over Carolina in Week 8 (10/28)… Connected on both 50+ FG attempts. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 13-0
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Led Bears in scoring with 121 points after connecting on 28-of-32 FG attempts and all 37 extra point attempts… 87.5 field goal percentage was third-best in team history and seventh best in the NFL in 2011… 28 field goals made were tied for fourth most in franchise history… Set franchise record after connecting on all six FG attempts of 50-plus yards, including team-record 57-yarder at DEN (12/11). 2010 - Finished with 110 points, leading the Bears in scoring... Made 25-of-30 FG attempts and all 35 extra point attempts... Knocked home three 50+ FG attempts... Added a game-winning FG vs. GB (9/27). 2009 - Made 24-of-28 FG attempts (85.7 percent) and all 33 extra point attempts to lead the Bears in scoring with 105 points. 2008 - Connected on a franchise-best 89.7% (26-of-29) of field goals attempted, breaking a record he previously held... Led the Bears in scoring (119)… Became the fourth player in NFL history to make game-winning field goals in OT in consecutive games (12/11 vs. NO, 12/22 vs. GB). 2007 - Led the Bears and ranked fourth in the NFC in scoring (126)… Tied for the NFC lead and tied for second in the NFL with 31 field goals made… Ranked fourth in the NFL with 12 field goals of 40-plus yards. 2006 - Earned first Pro Bowl selection and was a first-team All-Pro after finishing 2nd overall in the NFL in scoring with 143 points - converting 32-of-36 (88.9%) field goal attempts and all 47 PATs… Tied for NFL lead with 32 field goals made…Connected on franchise record 24-consecutive field goals to start the season. 2005 - Signed by Bears in Week 5 and converted 21-of-27 field goal attempts (77.8%) and 19-of-20 PATs… Led team in scoring with 82 points, becoming the first Bears rookie to do so since Paul Edinger in 2000.
COLLEGE: Finished career ranked 5th on Penn State's all-time scoring list with 232 career points after connecting on 39-of-61 FGs and 115-of-121 PATs… Named one of two recipients of the Frank Patrick Memorial Total Commitment Award, annually presented to junior class members who follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in an exemplary manner… Majored in management.
PERSONAL: Won 3 letters each in soccer, football and basketball and another in track at Central Mountain High School (Lock Haven, PA)… Brother, Christopher, was a punter/placekicker at the University of Virginia and currently is the placekicker for the Iowa Barnstormers of the AFL… Born Robert Paul Gould, III and is the son of Cheryl and Robert Gould… Father, Robert, played professional soccer for the St. Louis Steamers (1980-83).