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Report: Seahawks bring back Steven Hauschka on three-year deal

Steven Hauschka

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013, file photo, Seattle Seahawks’ Steven Hauschka (4) kicks the winning field goal against the Houston Texans during overtime of an NFL football game in Houston. If the Super Bowl comes down a last-second field goal and your team has the ball, head to the fridge and pop the champagne cork. NFL kickers had great seasons and the two on call Sunday, Seattle’s Steven Hauschka, Denver’s Matt Prater, are at the top of the heap. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider, File)


After playing on a series of one-year deals with Seattle, kicker Steven Hauschka is finally getting a multi-year contract.

The Seahawks and Hauschka have reached a three-year, $9.15 million pact, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. According to Rapoport, Hauschka will receive $3.35 million guaranteed.

Since 2011, Hauschka has connected on 89.1 percent of his regular season field goals for Seattle (82-of-92). He was 33-of-35 on field goals in 2013, and 48-of-94 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks.

The 28-year-old Hauschka was 8-of-8 on field goals in the 2013 postseason. However, he may be most famous for a kick he didn’t attempt. In the NFC title game, he told coach Pete Carroll a 53-yard field goal try was out of his range, given the wind. The Seahawks elected to go for it on fourth down, and quarterback Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard TD pass to give the Seahawks a lead they would not relinquish in a 23-17 victory. Carroll would praise Hauschka for his honesty, and Hauschka would go on to hit both field goals and all five extra points in Super Bowl XLVIII.