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Dungy among Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Tony Dungy, who won Super Bowls as a player for Pittsburgh and coach for Indianapolis, was named a finalist Thursday in voting for pro football's Hall of Fame.
NFL-record-setting kicker Andersen retires

NFL-record-setting kicker Andersen retires

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Prolific kicker Morten Andersen, who piled up an NFL-record 2,544 points in his 25-year career, officially retired Monday.

NFL: Arizona 30, Atlanta 27

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Neil Rackers' game ending 31-yard field goal gave the Arizona Cardinals a 30-27 win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday.

Roethlisberger earns weekly player honor

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was selected the AFC's offensive player of the week.

Falcons sign veteran kicker Andersen

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran kicker Morten Andersen Monday and waived kicker Matt Prater, who had missed three of his four field goal tries.

NFL: Carolina 10, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Carolina made a 10-point second quarter stand up Sunday afternoon in a 10-3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL: Baltimore 24, Atlanta 10

BALTIMORE, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Ravens scored all of its points in the second half Sunday afternoon in a comeback to down the Atlanta Falcons, 24-10. The Ravens scored 17 points in the third quarter to overcome a 7-0 halftime deficit.

NFL: Atlanta 29, Cincinnati 27

CINCINNATI, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Michael Vick threw three touchdown passes Sunday afternoon as Atlanta rallied to beat Cincinnati, 29-27.

NFL: Atlanta 41, Pittsburgh 38 (OT)

ATLANTA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Morten Andersen kicked a 32-yard field goal with 8:04 left in overtime Sunday afternoon as Atlanta beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 41-38.

Moss among NFC weekly honorees

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Santana Moss of Washington was among the players Wednesday named to weekly NFC players honors.

NFL: Atlanta 32, Arizona 10

ATLANTA, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- For the third time in four games, Atlanta defense did not give up a touchdown in Sunday's 32-10 rout of the Arizona Cardinals.

Falcons sign 46-year-old kicker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons Tuesday signed a contract with 46-year-old place-kicker Morten Andersen.

Pharmaceutical-sponsored studies studied

ODENSE, Denmark, June 20 (UPI) -- A Danish study suggests physicians taking part in pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials are more likely to prescribe the sponsor's drugs.

NFL: Minnesota 27, Chicago 22

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Daunte Culpepper passed for 360 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-22 victory Sunday over the Chicago Bears.

Vikings sign 44-year-old Morten Andersen

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings Tuesday signed 44-year-old kicker Morten Andersen, the second leading scorer in National Football League history.
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ATL95122401-24DEC95-ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Atlanta Falcons kicker Morten Andersen reacts to kicking a 59-yard field goal against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter December 24 in Atlanta. UPI jm/Jim Middleton
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Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark), nicknamed "The Great Dane", is a former National Football League kicker. He holds the distinction of being the all-time leading scorer in NFL history, as well as being the all-time leading scorer for two different teams; the New Orleans Saints, with whom he spent 13 seasons, and the Atlanta Falcons, with whom he spent a combined eight seasons.

He officially retired December 8, 2008, after not having played all season.

Andersen was born in Copenhagen and raised in the west Jutland town of Struer, Denmark. As a student, he was a gymnast and a long jumper, and barely missed becoming a member of the Danish junior national soccer team. He visited the United States in 1977 as a Youth For Understanding exchange student. He first kicked an American football on a whim at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. He was so impressive in his one season of high school football that he was given a scholarship to Michigan State University.

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