Morten Andersen, a legendary former kicker for the New Orleans Saints (1982-1995), was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last August and was honored in his hometown of Struer, Denmark on Monday.
Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker was on hand to present Andersen with the three physical icons representing Andersen's election to the Hall – his Hall of Fame Gold Jacket, Ring of Excellence, and his Bronzed Bust.
At a midafternoon ceremony Struer Mayor Niels Viggo Lynghøj in front of the children of Struer, dedicated a street in the City Sports Complex as "Morten Andersen Passage." The street commemorates the journey made by Andersen as a high school exchange student originally going to the United States for 10 months and, after making his high school football team as a kicker, returning to his hometown of Struer as the NFL's all-time leading scorer and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"I'm so honored that my hometown of Struer has decided to celebrate my induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame," Andersen said. "It is a thrill to welcome Hall of Fame President David Baker and his wife Colleen to Denmark to share the vision of the Hall and to mark the first time in the history of the Hall of Fame that such a ceremony has taken place outside the USA!"
Photos of former Saints kicker Morten Andersen from his induction to the Ring of Honor, his visit to Saints training camp and his career. (New Orleans Saints Photos).