Former NFL kicker David Akers spoke at the Mid-Atlantic Christian University on Sunday, January 15th in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This event was a part of the school’s Sunday Night Live series where local middle and high school church youth groups gather together to enjoy socializing and music with one another. Akers spent his time with the kids discussing his time in the NFL and sharing some of his most memorable experiences while getting to play with a few different teams in the pro league. He admitted that it wasn’t all peaches and cream every day, but his faith in Christ and his greater plan helped him get through some of the turbulent patches.It was a fun evening of football talk, life lessons, and motivational words for all.
The Lexington, Kentucky native started playing football at a very young age, and he eventually went on to attend the University of Louisville where he played on the roster of the Cardinals for the duration of his four-year college career. Akers managed to break and record a new record for the school in field goals with 36 in total by the time he graduated. He spent a couple years undrafted in the beginning, but eventually was signed by the Washington Redskins in 1998 where he only played in one game for them. From 1999 to 2010, Akers got to be in Philadelphia playing for the Eagles before doing some brief time with the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions prior to retiring.
Akers was at the Mid-Atlantic Christian University earlier this month to talk to the middle school and high school youth groups about life and football. Overall it was a very pleasant experience for all the kids along with a great way to kick off the year.
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Watch David Akers Speaking about his years as a kicker in the NFL: