It's doubly hard for kickers to make the hall of fame.The last true kicker was Jan Stenerud, inducted in 1991. Morten Andersen has been a finalist the past two years. It's unfortunate for Morten that he faces so many other worthy candidates. Andersen is the all-time leading scorer in the NFL. He was also the leading scorer for 2 different franchise. Our own New Orleans Saints as well as our most hated division rival, the Atlanta Falcons. This was actually the fourth year Andersen was eligible for the HOF.
Nicknamed the Great Dane, Andersen was born in Copenhagen and raised in the west Jutland town of Struer, Denmark. Morten set a Big Ten Conference record 63-yard FG in college, playing for Michigan State. This distance was also an NFL record once held by Saints kicker Tom Dempsey, then shared by Dempsey, Jason Elam, Sebastian Janikowski and David Akers, and it was broken by the 64-yarder kicked by Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater in 2013.
This years HOF winners are:
QB Brett Favre
LB Kevin Greene
WR Marvin Harrison
HC Tony Dungy
OT Orlando Pace
OG Dick Stanfel (Stanfel was once an interim coach for the Saints.)
Congrats to a former #Saints interim coach, assistant! https://t.co/FXWkfJh3kB— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) February 7, 2016
Former Saints and Raiders QB Kenny Stabler (The Snake). (Kenny passed away 6-8-2015.)
Former 49ers owner, Edward Debartolo Jr.