Morten Andersen Biography
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Placekicker)
Birthday: August 19, 1960 (Leo)
Born In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Morten Andersen is a Danish-American retired American football kicker, who, during his 25-year-long National Football League career, played for some of the best teams in the league, including the New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons, and Minnesota Vikings. A native of Copenhagen, Andersen played various sports when he was younger. He was a gymnast and long jumper, as well as a soccer player. In 1977, he first came to US for a visit and had his first experience with football. He subsequently attended Michigan State University on a scholarship, where he was an All-American. Andersen made his NFL debut in 1982 for the New Orleans Saints. One of the greatest kickers in the history of the sport, he holds the record of most games played, 382. he received two Golden Toe Awards and was named to the Pro Bowl seven times. Out of 709 field goal attempts, he scored 565 with an average of .797 per game. In 2017, Andersen was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.