The oldest player in the National Football League is officially returning for another season.
The Indianapolis Colts kicker have signed a one-year $3.875 million deal with 46-year-old kicker Adam Vinatieri.
This will be the Yankton, SD native’s 24th season in the NFL.
The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.
A four-time Super Bowl champion, Vinatieri made 23 of his 27 kicks this season, but struggled in the team’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, missing two kicks, including one from 23 yards out. Previously, Vinatieri had been 97-for-97 in his career on kicks of 23 yards or fewer.
Undrafted out of South Dakota State in 1996, Vinatieri spent the first decade of his career with the New England Patriots before joining the Colts in 2006. With the Pats, Vinatieri became the first ever player to decide two Super Bowls with game-winning field goals against the St. Louis Rams at Super Bowl XXXVI and again against the Carolina Panthers at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Vinatieri is the NFL’s all-time leader in points scored (2,598) and field goals made (582) and is the only player in NFL history to score 1,000 points with two different teams.