The Rams have signed punter Johnny Hekker to a two-year contract extension, keeping him with the club through the 2022 season.
Hekker previously signed a six-year contract extension with the Rams in 2014, which had locked him up through 2020.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State in 2012, Hekker has become one of the league’s premier punters. In 2016, he set an NFL record with 51 punts downed inside the 20-yard line, earning his third trip to the Pro Bowl and his third first-team All Pro selection. And back in 2013, Hekker set a league record with a 44.3 yard net average on 78 punts.
Named one of the Rams’ six captains for 2017, Hekker picked up right where he left off on Sunday against Indianapolis, as all five of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line.