Found October 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
There is no magic formula or elixir to account for Adam Vinatieri’s Father Time-defying antics. Perhaps, reasoned coach Chuck Pagano, the Indianapolis Colts veteran placekicker came across the revitalizing spring sought by Ponce de Leon in 1513. “He’s obviously found the Fountain of Youth somewhere,” Pagano said. “I don’t know if that’s in Carmel or if he went to Florida.” Vinatieri smiled at the notion. At 40, he’s the NFL’s oldest player. But in his 18th season and after laying the foundation for likely induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he remains driven. “Never being satisfied is the real key to it,” Vinatieri said. “Always wanting more and more. More stats. More Super Bowl rings. “Whatever ‘more’ that might be, just keeping it going.” His resume already is crammed. • He has been on the active roster for six Super Bowls and owns four championship rings, including one with the Colts after the 2006 season. • Vinatieri is the most prolific scorer in p

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