A lot can change in a decade. Ten years ago, Steven Hauschka had never played organized football, now he's the Seahawks placekicker of the future. The 28-year-old signed a new deal with the team on Monday that will keep him in Seattle through the 2016 season.

Hauschka's new contract will pay him $9.15 million over the three years and includes $3.35 million in guaranteed money, according to NFL.com. With an average annual salary of $3.05 million, Hauschka is now one of the 12 kickers in the league who have cracked the $3 million annual salary mark.

"We're extremely excited to be able to re-sign Steven, especially after the incredibly successful season that he had," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a statement.

That incredibly successful season included two game-winning kicks in overtime and a perfect 8-for-8 showing during Seattle's playoff run. Hauschka went 3-for-3 in the Seahawks 23-15 divisional round playoff win over New Orleans, then followed that up with a 3-for-3 performance in Seattle's 23-17 NFC title game win over San Francisco.