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ATLANTA FALCONS VS DALLAS COWBOYS
Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells talks with Atlanta Falcons Kicker Morten Andersen (5), of Denmark, on the field during pre-game warm-ups at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, December 16, 2006. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)
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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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