Feb 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Former NFL player Morten Andersen poses with a helmet during the Taste of the NFL at the New Orleans Convention Center prior to the Super Bowl XLVII. The Taste of the NFL is a non-profit organization dedicated to kicking hunger in America by rallying the countrys best chefs and the NFLs greatest to support hunger relief. Over the past 22 years, the Taste of the NFL has distributed more than $14 million to food banks through its national Super Bowl event called The Party with a Purpose. Additional funds are raised through local events held with teams in many NFL markets throughout the year. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Morten Andersen Finalist For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Congratulations are in order for kicker Morten Andersen.  Today, he was named a finalist to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Many fans don’t remember Andersen’s time in Minnesota, and there’s a good reason for that.  He was only a member of the Vikings for one season back in 2004 after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the start of the season.

Aug 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings helmet on the field before a game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Here are Andersen’s stats for the 2004 year with the Minnesota Vikings:

  • 22 field goals attempted
  • 18 field goals made
  • 100%  on field goals within 30 yards
  • 45/45 on extra points

Congratulations once again to Morten Andersen on being named a finalist and good luck to him going forward in the voting.

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