Steve Hauschka and Graham Gano are competing to replace 41-year-old Matt Stover, the only starting kicker the Ravens have had. Stover came to Baltimore in 1996 with the Cleveland Browns and handled every important field goal attempt over the past 13 years.
But after Stover began losing distance on his kickoffs and long field goal tries, Baltimore signed Hauschka last year to take care of that aspect of the job. During the offseason, Baltimore decided not to renew Stover's contract.
So now it's Hauschka vs. Gano for the right to succeed the leading scorer in Ravens history. Hauschka has NFL experience, but Gano, a rookie out of Florida State, was 24 for 26 on field goal tries last year for the Seminoles and won the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top kicker.