Philadelphia Eagles place kicker David Akers #2 kicks off . (AP Photo/Brian Garfinkel)
PHILADELPHIA -- David Akers was inducted into the Eagles' Hall of Fame.
Considered the greatest kicker in franchise history, Akers played 12 seasons in Philadelphia and is the Eagles' career leader in regular-season (188) and postseason games played (19).
He was part of nine playoff teams, six division titles, and a trip to Super Bowl. Akers earned five Pro Bowl berths, which are the most by any kicker in Eagles history. He also set regular-season (1,323) and postseason (134) team records in points and field goals made (294; 31).
His recognition as one of the league's best kickers earned him a spot on the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
"David Akers embodies everything we look for in a player both on and off the field," team owner Jeffrey Lurie said. "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."
Akers joined former Eagles teammates Brian Dawkins, Donovan McNabb, Troy Vincent and Jeremiah Trotter in the hall of fame.