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Photo courtesy Philadelphia Eagles
DAVID AKERS LINES UP FOR A KICK during his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles. Akers spent 16 seasons in the NFL as a kicker, and recently made a visit to the Main Post Exchange on Fort Knox to sign autographs and take pictures with the community. He holds several NFL records, including most points in a season by a kicker and most field goals in a season, and played in two Super Bowls.
David Akers

By GAVIN LAPAILLE

Gold Standard Sports Editor

When NFL veteran David Akers was growing up, he imagined fulfilling the roles of Washington legends Joe Theisman, John Riggins or Art Monk, leading the Redskins to another Super Bowl title. Akers did manage to achieve his dream of playing in the Super Bowl—two of them, in fact—but not in a position many children portray in the backyard.

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