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Saints Kicking Legend Morten Andersen Is Selected to NFL Hall of Fame

The legendary Saints kicker finally made it into the Hall of Fame, and will bear the coveted gold jacket.

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Morten Andersen, the Kicker who was with the Saints for thirteen years, has been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Andersen holds the NFL record for points scored with 2,544 over the span of 25 years with 5 different teams.

This past season, Andersen was placed in the Saints Ring of Honor as they celebrated their 50th season in the NFL. Being elected to the Pro-Bowl 6 times, as well as 2 All-Pro selections, during his tenure with New Orleans makes him the best kicker in team history.

Sometimes considered the team’s “only offense” during the infamous Dome Patrol years, Andersen helped kick the team to multiple victories and was a staple of reliability during a time in New Orleans where offensive scoring was scare at times. He had only one season, his rookie year, when he did not produce at least 90 points in a Saints uniform. In nine of his thirteen seasons, he put up at least 110 points.

Other members of the 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Morten Andersen, Kenny Easley and Jason Taylor. The most notable snub is Terrell Owens who many expected to be selected.