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Morten Andersen - New Orleans Saints Legends

Morten Andersen - Kicker - New Orleans Saints Legends

Former New Orleans Saints kicker and Hall of Fame enshrinee Morten Andersen walks on the field before an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.
Former New Orleans Saints kicker and Hall of Fame enshrinee Morten Andersen walks on the field before an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.

Morten Andersen

COLLEGE: Michigan State

POSITION: Kicker

BORN: Aug. 19, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark

JOINED SAINTS: NFL draft 1982 / Round: 4 / Pick: 86

YEARS WITH SAINTS: 1982–1994

Morten Andersen's career background

A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Andersen, 6 feet 2, 218 pounds, was drafted in the fourth round by the Saints in 1982 out of Michigan State and spent 13 years in New Orleans (1982-94). He was named to six Pro Bowls as a member of the Saints (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1992). Only quarterback Drew Brees (eight) and tackle Willie Roaf (seven) have been selected to the Pro Bowl more often as Saints. Andersen led the Saints in scoring in 12 of his 13 seasons in New Orleans. He is the franchise's leader in games played (196), field goals (302), PATs (412) and scoring (1,318 points). Anderson made 77.6 percent of his field-goal attempts (302 of 389) and scored at least 100 points nine times with New Orleans.

In a 25-year career with five teams through the 2007 season, Andersen appeared in 382 games and is the NFL record holder for games played, points (2,544) and field goals (565). He converted 565-of-709 field-goal attempts (79.7 percent) and 849-of-859 extra-point attempts. Andersen's 40 field goals of 50-plus yards were the most in NFL history at the time of his retirement.

Andersen was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014 and 2015 and a semifinalist in his first year of eligibility in 2013. In 2017 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He received Associated Press first-team All-Pro recognition five times, four as a Saint, including twice with New Orleans in 1986 and 1987 as a first-team selection. In recognition of being one of the top kickers, he was a first-team member of both the 1980s and 1990s All-Decade Teams, as selected by members of the Hall of Fame selection committee.

Andersen's college career

Andersen attended Michigan State from 1978-1981 where he made 126-130 extra points (96.9 percent) and 45-72 on field goals. Morten ranks among Michigan State's all-time leaders with 45 career field goals, with a Big Ten record 63-yard field goal at Ohio State in 1981.

Morten Andersen's career honors

Pro Football Hall of Fame

1st Team All-Pro - 1986, 1987, 1995

Pro Bowl - 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995

Walter Camp Foundation All-Century Team - 1900-2000

New Orleans Saints Ring of Honor

New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame

1st Team All-American - 1981 (Michigan St.)

1st Team All-Big Ten - 1981 (Michigan St.)

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Morten Andersen Career Stats

Table inside Article
Yr Team G FGA FGM LNG XPA XPM PTS
1982 NOR 8 5 2 36 6 6 12
1983 NOR 16 24 18 52 38 37 91
1984 NOR 16 27 20 53 34 34 94
1985 NOR 16 35 31 55 29 27 120
1986 NOR 16 30 26 53 30 30 108
1987 NOR 12 36 28 52 37 37 121
1988 NOR 16 36 26 51 33 32 110
1989 NOR 16 29 20 49 45 44 104
1990 NOR 16 27 21 52 29 29 92
1991 NOR 16 32 25 60 38 38 113
1992 NOR 16 34 29 52 34 33 120
1993 NOR 16 35 28 56 33 33 117
1994 NOR 16 39 28 48 32 32 116
1995 ATL 16 37 31 59 30 29 122
1996 ATL 16 29 22 54 31 31 97
1997 ATL 16 27 23 55 35 35 104
1998 ATL 16 28 23 53 52 51 120
1999 ATL 16 21 15 49 34 34 79
2000 ATL 16 31 25 51 23 23 98
2001 NYG 16 28 23 51 30 29 98
2002 KC 14 26 22 50 51 51 117
2003 KC 16 20 16 49 59 58 106
2004 MIN 16 22 18 48 45 45 99
2006 ATL 14 23 20 45 27 27 87
2007 ATL 14 28 25 47 24 24 99
Career 382 709 565 60 859 849 2544

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