The Eagles have officially announced that they will be inducting David Akers into their Hall of Fame when the team host Washington on Monday Night.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 17, 2017
Akers arrived in Philadelphia after being claimed off waivers back in 1999 and sent to develop in NFL Europe. Akers would later join the Eagles in 2000 and immediately made an impact. He made 29 out of 33 field goals in his first year with the team, recording 121 points. During his time with the Eagles, Akers earned five pro bowl nods with his first coming just one year later.
Nothing short of prolific in his tenure with Philadelphia, Akers was also named to the All-decade team. In fact, many of his records still stand. Jake Elliott’s 62-yard field goal against the Giants was the first time since 2003 that an Eagles Kicker had converted on a kick longer than the 57-yarder against New England pushed through the uprights by Akers.
During his twelve years with the Eagles, Akers played in nine playoff games, won six division titles, and earned a trip to Super Bowl XXXIX.
Akers passed 1,000 total career points on Thanksgiving in 2008 in the win over Arizona, cementing his legacy as one of the most reliable kickers of this era.
“David Akers embodies everything we look for in a player both on and off the field,” said Lurie after the announcement earlier this year. “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.”
To this day, Akers is the all-time leader in regular-season (188) and postseason games played (19) and still holds records for the most established regular-season and postseason team records in points (1,323; 134) and field goals made (294; 31).