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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

NFL Career Scoring Leaders: Top 30

Through the 2012 season, following are the thirty most prolific scorers in NFL history.
  • The list is comprised of 27 kickers, 1 kicker that also played quarterback, 1 kicker that was also an offensive lineman, and 1 wide receiver
  • With the recent retirement of Jason Hanson, Adam Vinatieri remains the only active player in the top ten
  • If David Akers  has a productive 2013 in Detroit, he could reach the top ten
  • Sebastian Janikowski should reach the top twenty this year
Will someone some day surpass Anderson and Andersen for the top spot? That would require remaining healthy, productive and employed for over twenty years while kicking for teams that provide ample scoring opportunities. While all those circumstances falling into place are difficult enough, the current job market makes it even more challenging. The kicking industry continues to generate an expanding pool of young NFL-caliber players that provide teams with lower cost, yet effective kicking options. NFL teams are increasingly opting to join the youth movement rather than paying higher salaries to veteran kickers.

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