New Orleans Saints, NFL
- All-time leading scorer in NFL history with 2,544
- 7x Pro Bowl selection (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1995)
- 6x All-Pro selection (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992 and 1995)
- 2x NFL All-Decade Team selection (1980’s and 1990’s)
- New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame inductee (2009)
Morten Andersen, aka “The Great Dane”, is a former kicker in the NFL. The Denmark native spent 13 seasons with the New Orleans Saints and eight with the Atlanta Falcons. Morten is the all-time leading scorer for both teams as well as being the all-time leading scorer in NFL history. The kicker started his NFL career with the Saints in 1982 and before long had established himself as one of the most reliable placekickers in the league. In his 13 years with the Saints, he was named to six Pro Bowls, kicked 302 field goals and scored 1318 points. Morten joined the Falcons before the 1995 season and subsequently recorded his seventh Pro Bowl selection and became the first player in NFL history to kick three field goals of over 50 yards in a single game. In 1998, he kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime of the NFC Championship Game to beat the Minnesota Vikings and send the Falcons to their first-ever Super Bowl appearance. Morten went on to play for the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and the Vikings before retiring as a Falcon in 2007. He was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 2009. Before going pro, Morten played football for Michigan State University where he set a Big Ten Conference record 63-yard field goal against Ohio State University. He was named an All-American in 1981 and was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.