David Roy Akers (December 9, 1974) is a left footed football placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 1997. He played college football at Louisville. On September 9, 2012, Akers tied the NFL record for longest field goal by kicking a 63-yard field goal off the crossbar against the Green Bay Packers in week one of the 2012 season. Akers has also been a member of the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, Berlin Thunder, and Philadelphia Eagles. He has made the Pro Bowl six times in his career. Akers attended Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. Akers attended college at the University of Louisville. During his four-year career, Akers kicked a school-record 36 field goals (with a long of 51 yards against Texas A&M University), and ranks second in Louisville's all-time scoring list, with 219 points.
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