Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Morten Anderson


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There were only 3 place kickers in the Football Hall of Fame, now there are 4 add Morten Anderson to the list. The previous three were

George Blanda (Also QB) 1949-1958, 1960-1975
Lou Groza (Also T) 1946-1959, 1961-1967
Jan Stenerud 1967-1985
Anderson is only the second of those on that list that was exclusively a place kicker. In his career (1982-2007) Anderson had the following achievments:
  • Most games played (career) – 382
  • Most consecutive games played by a placekicker – 248
  • Most field goals attempted (career) – 709
  • Most field goals (career) – 565
  • Most points (career) – 2,544
  • Most seasons, 75 or more points (career) – 24
  • Most consecutive seasons, 75 or more points (career) – 23
  • Most seasons, 90 or more points (career) – 22
  • Most game winning field goals (career) – 103
  • Games with 1+ field goals (career) – 299
  • Games with 2+ field goals (career) – 178
  • Oldest player to score 14 points in a game – 47 years, 133 days (for Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 30, 2007)
  • Oldest player to kick 4 field goals in a game – 47 years, 42 days (for Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans, September 30, 2007)
  • Oldest player to kick 5 field goals in a game – 46 years, 43 days
  • Most field goals (50 or more yards) in a game – 3 (vs. New Orleans, December 10, 1995) (tied with several players)
  • Most consecutive games scoring (career) – 360
  • Most games scoring (career) – 379
  • Most consecutive seasons scoring (career) – 23 – tied with Gary Anderson
  • Most consecutive calendar years scoring (career)

That is definitely quite an accomplished career. Congratulations on being inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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