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In the last Super Bowl, Baltimore Ravens rookie placekicker Justin Tucker became the first rookie kicker in 15 years to score a point in the Super Bowl. The last rookie kicker to score in the Super Bowl was Green Bay’s Ryan Longwell in 1998; he had a field goal and three extra points for six points in the Packers’ 31-24 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Tucker had a pair of field goals to go along with four extra points as he scored 10 points for the Ravens in their Super Bowl win. The 10 points in the Super Bowl by a rookie was the most since 1993 when Dallas Cowboys’ rookie placekicker Lin Elliott tallied 10 points on seven extra points and a field goal.