Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/12/13

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 18: Place kicker Ryan Longwell #8 of the Minnesota Vikings kicks the 31 yard game winning field goal from the hold of Chris Kluwe #5 with two minutes remaining in the game against the Baltimore Ravens during NFL action at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 18, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Ravens 33-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Former kicker Ryan Longwell the all-time leading scorer in franchise history has informed the club of his decision to retire with the Packers. The announcement was made Monday by Ted Thompson Executive Vice President General Manager and Director of Football Operations. Longwell scored 1054 points during his nine-year career (1997-2005) in Green Bay connecting on 226 field goals and 376 extra points. He set a team record by leading the club in scoring in nine consecutive seasons (1997-2005) besting the previous mark of seven by Don Hutson (1939-45). Longwell’s 964 points from 1997-2004 were the most in the NFL over that span. Longwell also holds franchise records for field goals (226) field-goal percentage (81.6 226/277) seasons leading the team in field goals (nine) extra points (376) 100-point seasons (eight) and consecutive games scoring (144).
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