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Saints will induct kicking legend Morten Anderson into their Ring of Honor

Saints kicker Morten Anderson is being awarded for the Saints Ring of Honor

Saints kicker Morten Anderson is being awarded for the Saints Ring of Honor

Morten Anderson is one of the greatest kickers in the history of the NFL, and the former veteran kicker will be inducted into the Saints Ring of Honor. 

Patrick Dennis    @PatrickPdennis 
Former Saints and NFL great Morten Anderson is introduce as future Ring of Honor recipient. http://t.co/gD03ZYyW3f

Anderson is a legend in football:

At the end of his career Andersen held the following NFL records (As of 2009):

  • 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 seasons, 98 or more points (career) – 18
  • 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 attempted of 50 or more yards (total) – 84
  • Most field goals (50 or more yards) in a game – 3 (vs. New Orleans, December 10, 1995) (tied with Neil Rackers, Connor Barth, Kris Brown, Sebastian Janikowski, and Josh Scobee)
  • 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) – 26

Team Scoring Records:

  • New Orleans Saints- 1,318 points
  • Atlanta Falcons – 806 points

(Only player to hold career statistical franchise record for two NFL teams)

  • New Orleans Saints – FGs made/attempted: 302/389
  • Atlanta Falcons – FGs made/attempted: 184/224
  • New Orleans Saints – PATs made/attempted: 412/418
  • Atlanta Falcons – PATs made/attempted: 254/256

Pro Bowl records:

  • Most points in Pro Bowl (total) – 45 (15 points after touchdown, 10 field goals)
  • Most points after touchdown in Pro Bowl (total) – 15
  • Most field goal attempts in Pro Bowl (total) – 18
  • Most field goals in Pro Bowl (total) – 10

Andersen holds 2nd place in the following NFL records:

  • Most PATs attempted (career) – 859 (1st place: George Blanda, 959)
  • Most PATs made (career) – 849 (1st place: George Blanda, 943)
  • Most seasons – 25 (1st place: George Blanda, 26)
  • Most seasons, 100 or more points – 14 (1st place: Jason Elam, 16)
  • Most games with 5 or more field goals (career) – 9 (John Carney, 11)

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