The Eagles are planning to induct former placekicker David Akers into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame, according to an official announcement from the team.
Akers will officially be inducted during a halftime ceremony in the Eagles’ October 23rd game against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football this season.
“David Akers embodies everything we look for in a player both on and off the field,” said Eagles CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Lurie. “He was talented, reliable, tough, and of course clutch. He played a major role in the success of this franchise during his time here, but he also loved this city and our fans and he made a tremendous impact in the community. We are proud to enshrine him alongside the greatest figures in Eagles history.”
Akers played for the Eagles from 1999 to 2010. He made 82.4% of his field goal attempts (294 of 357) and was named to the Pro Bowl six times.
It’s nice to see the Eagles honor Akers, who retired after the 2013 season. He’s the team’s best kicker in franchise history. He’s also the all-time franchise leader in points scored with 1,323.
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