Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - After booting four game-winning field goals during a memorable 2003 season for the Carolina Panthers, kicker John Kasay was re-signed Tuesday to a five-year contract.
"John is a proven kicker, who once again showed last season that he is one of the very best in the National Football League," general manager Marty Hurney said. "He is an integral part of our special teams, and we are pleased that he has decided to remain with the Panthers."
The Panthers' all-time leading scorer, Kasay hit on 29-of-30 extra point attempts and 32-of-38 field goal attempts during the regular season. He also made all eight of his extra points and 9-of-11 field goal attempts in the postseason, as Carolina enjoyed tremendous success while making a run to the Super Bowl.
"It was a special thing," Kasay explained. "We had a neat group of guys who really believed in each other. It was fun to be put into the crucible that we were put in, some really tough situations."
The 34-year-old Kasay was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 1991. He played four seasons in Seattle before signing as an unrestricted free agent with Carolina in 1995.