David Akers Speaker Profile
Former NFL Placekicker
David Akers Biography
Placekicker who currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, David Akers was born December 9, 1974, in Lexington, Kentucky. The left-footed Akers is considered one of the premier kickers in the National Football League.
Between 1997 and 1998, as an undrafted free agent, he spent time trying to make the team with the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins. He was signed by the Redskins in 1998 and played in one game for them, making two extra points but missing two field goal attempts of 50+ yards each.
After Washington released him in 1999, the Philadelphia Eagles claimed him off waivers and allocated him to NFL Europe. A solid season with the Berlin Thunder helped him earn the kicking job for the Eagles in 2000.
Akers proved to be one of the biggest special teams surprises in all of the NFL that season. He made 29 out of 33 field goals (an 87.9% success rate), and had a team-record 121 points. Akers longest kick was from the 40 yard line so it was a 55 yard field goal with the 15-yard endzone. Akers also gained a reputation as a clutch kicker, which helped earn him NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November 2000. He made the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2001 as he went 26 for 31, making a team-record 17 consecutive field goals during the season.
Akers best statistical season was 2002 when he connected on 30 of 34 field goals (88.2%), scored a team-record 133 points, and made another Pro Bowl. He got fewer chances in 2003, but still made 24 of 29 field goals. The highlight of his season was when he made the second longest field goal in Eagles' history on September 14, 2003, a 57-yarder against the New England Patriots at the new Lincoln Financial Field. (The only longer field goal in Eagles' history was Tony Franklin's 59-yard field goal in 1979.) In 2004, Akers continued his consistent kicking with an 84.4% field goal percentage.
On Thanksgiving in 2008, Akers passed 1000 career points during a 48-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
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Posted on 23 January 2017 | 8:21 pm
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...[Read More]
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