Mason Crosby was born on September 3, 1984, in Lubbock, Texas. Crosby attended Georgetown High School in Georgetown, Texas. As a junior and senior at Georgetown, Crosby earned first-team All-District 13-5A honors. Crosby went on to kick at the University of Colorado, where he had a stellar career. In four years with the Buffaloes, Crosby scored 326 points, which included 113 extra points and 71 field goals. Included in that was a school-record 60-yard field goal. Crosby won several honors at Colorado, as he was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005, was named first-team All-Big 12 three times and was twice named first-team All-American.
Crosby was drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. As a rookie, Crosby led the NFL in scoring with 141 points. In the 2007 postseason, Crosby was perfect, as he made all eight of his extra-point attempts, as well as both of his field-goal attempts. That has carried on in his career, as he has been a big performer in the postseason. In his postseason career, Crosby has made 65-of-65 extra points and 26-of-29 field goal attempts. Included in that were the two field goals (56 and 51 yards) late in the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in the Packers’ 34–31-second-round NFC divisional playoff win. In the 2010 postseason, when the Packers ended up winning Super Bowl XLV, Crosby was a perfect 16-of-16 in extra-point attempts and was three of four in field goal attempts.
No. 2 has never missed a game in his 13-year NFL career. In addition, Crosby has kicked the seven longest field goals in franchise history. Crosby is also one of four players in NFL history to register three or more seasons of scoring 140 points in a season (2007, 2011, 2013). Crosby has scored over 100 points in 12 of his 13 seasons in the NFL. Overall, Crosby has scored 1,575 points in his career with the Packers, which is the top mark in team history by over 500 points. Crosby has made 588-of-600 extra points in his career in the regular season and 329-of-406 field goal attempts. Of those 329 field goals, 35 of those were from more than 50 yards out and 85 of those were from more than 40 yards out.
Crosby’s father Jim played running back for the UTEP Minors in college and graduated from Texas Tech. Crosby married his wife Molly in 2008 and they have five children. He hosted “Camp Crosby”, an athletic camp for kids in Georgetown, Texas in July of 2013. In 2012 and 2014, Crosby was part of the Packers’ annual Tailgate Tour, making scheduled and surprise visits to various communities. Mason Crosby has rung bells for The Salvation Army during the holidays, plus has attended the local Families of Children With Cancer holiday party.
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