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251. David Akers

One of the best Place Kickers of his day, David Akers, had to wait for a little to prove his worth in the NFL.  Akers was undrafted out of Louisville in 1997, and after trying out for the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers, he was signed by the Washington Redskins but played only one game and missed both Field Goals (though they were 48 yards plus).

The Philadelphia Eagles gave him a shot, and after a stint with Berlin in NFL Europe, he would prove to be the Eagles' most dependable player for over a decade.  Akers went to six Pro Bowls and was a First Team All-Pro twice.  He would make the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team and the 2000's All-Decade Team.  He finished off his career with the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions and held the interesting record of having the most Points in Pro Bowl history with 57.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2019
  • Position: Place Kicker
  • Played For: Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins
  • College: Louisville
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 1997
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (2001 & 2011)
    Second Team All-Pro (2002, 2004, 2009 & 2010)
    Pro Bowl (2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010 & 2011)
    Most Points Scored (2010 & 2011)
    Most Field Goals Made (2009 & 2011)
    Most Field Goals Attempted (2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012)
    Super Bowl Champion (None)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (10) (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Extra Points Made (10) (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Extra Points Attempted (10) (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals Made (9) (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals Attempted (10) (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (4) (2000, 2001, 2002 & 2009)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 12. Field Goals Made: 386
    15. Points Scored: 1,721
    18. Extra Points Made: 563
    16. Field Goals Attempted: 477
    19. Extra Points Attempted: 570
    37. Extra Point Percentage: 98.772%
    47. Field Goal Percentage: 80.922%
    81. Games Played: 237

Should David Akers be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 60%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 26.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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