Ravens Kicker Cundiff grateful for teammates’ support

Sports

February 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff says the support of his teammates has helped keep the biggest miss of his career in perspective. The 31-year-old Cundiff returned to his home state of Iowa on Sunday to accept an alumni award from Drake University in Des Moines. His homecoming comes three weeks after he shanked a 32-yard field goal attempt with 11 seconds left in the AFC championship game that sent the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl. Cundiff says his teammates’ support has been impressive and he expected more backlash than he’s gotten. Cundiff also says he learned how to keep the game in perspective while playing high school football in Harlan, Iowa.