MORTEN ANDERSEN NEWS

Morten Andersen to join the Saints Ring of Honor

Tremendous moment for one of the best kickers in NFL history:   .@SeanPayton announces Morten Andersen will join the #Saints Ring of Honor in 2015 pic.twitter.com/tj91Nia33N — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 3, 2015  
Via The Saints Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Morten Andersen to Join New Orleans Saints’ Ring of Honor

Morten Andersen will join the Saints’ Ring of Honor on Dec. 21. Focus on Sport/Getty Images Former New Orleans Saints kicker Morten Andersen will be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor this year, club owner Tom Benson announced Monday. The Saints’ Ring of Honor, a separate entity from the team’s Hall of Fame, was established in 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints add Morten Andersen to Ring of Honor

While Morten Andersen was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame the last two years, he's now being honored by his former team, the New Orleans Saints.  According to The New Orleans Advocate, the Saints will be adding Andersen to the team's Ring of Honor. “We as an organization would like to honor Morten for his great career as a Saint with everything he did for us on the...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Celebrating New Orleans' 'Super' structure on its 40th birthday

Take I-10 east from Baton Rouge, La., and after about 75 miles, after you pass over Exit 232, you'll spot it: a glimpse of the New Orleans skyline with a massive, bulbous stadium in the forefront, the first thing you see as you reach the top of the hill. That UFO-like structure is the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and is how you know you've arrived in the Crescent City.  As it happens...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Top five specialists of all-time

The isportsMSU team is putting together lists of the top five Michigan State football players in each position group. Like many of the lists that we have put together over the incredibly long off-season, only the college careers of these individuals are going to be considered when ranking them. When making this list, we tried to take into consideration the era that these athletes...
Via isportsweb.com
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Catching Up with Richie Andrews: Former FSU Kicker Working to Revolutionize Headgear

They’re rarely talked about when they come through, but never forgotten when they fail. That’s the placekicker. Over his four years at Florida State, Richie Andrews — a young man with a big leg from Fort Lauderdale — blossomed into one of the best in the country. Andrews began his Florida State career under head coach Bobby Bowden in 1987. That year, the Seminoles began a...
Via Noled Out
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Four named to Hall of Fame ballot

The other day, the College Football Hall of Fame ballot was released. Among the 81 FBS names that appear on the ballot, three Michigan State football players and a coach will have an opportunity be mentioned among the best of the best. Morten Andersen, Kirk Gibson, Lorenzo White and former coach Darryl Rogers will each have an opportunity to become immortalized in 2016. Here...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

What the 2015 Hall of Fame class should be

On Saturday, the National Football League will announce the Hall of Fame inductees for the class of 2015. Currently, there are 15 finalists waiting to hear their fates, with a maximum of five being allowed into Canton. The rest will have to wait patiently, another year drifting by. The Hall of Fame allows five members in from the modern-era pool, along with one senior committee candidate...
Via Bloguin Best
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Morten Anderson Named Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

I hope he gets in this time, he’d be only the second kicker after Jan Stenerud to get in. I’m still pissed he left the Saints for the Falcons, though! NFL Network reveals ex-#saints kicker Morten Andersen as a Hall of Fame finalist for a second year in a row. — Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) January 9, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists announced

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 15 Modern-Era Finalists who will be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Hall’s Selection Committee meets in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, January 31, 2015. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee’s 18 finalists (15 Modern-Era players and coaches, one Senior Finalist* and two Contributor Finalists...
Via Sports-Glory
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Morten Andersen, Kevin Mawae wait for Pro Football Hall of Fame to name Class of 2105 finalists Thursday

Fifteen finalists for 2015 will be announced on NFL Network at 8 p.m. CT Thursday
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
January 07, 2015

Tom Benson donates record $11 million to Pro Football Hall of Fame

I have to admit, when I first read this my immediate thought was: “who over in Canton has naked photos of Benson?” I have no idea what his true angle is here but I’m going to throw out that Morten Andersen probably has a 25% greater chance of being the third Saint in the Hall of Fame (after Rickey Jackson and Willie Roaf) thanks to this move. Tom Benson donates record $11 million...
Via The Saints Nation
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

26 Semifinalists For The 2015 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class

The 26 semifinalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class have been announced. Morten Andersen Steve Atwater Jerome Bettis Tim Brown Isaac Bruce Don Coryell Roger Craig Terrell Davis Tony Dungy Kevin Greene Charles Haley Marvin Harrison Torry Holt Joe Jacoby Edgerrin James Jimmy Johnson Mike Kenn Ty Law John Lynch Kevin Mawae Karl Mecklenburg Orlando Pace Junior Seau Will...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Morten Andersen, Kevin Mawae among semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015

List will be reduced to 15 finalists in January
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
November 18, 2014

Pro Football HOF unveiling semifinalists for 2015

The NFL Network and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will unveil the 25 semifinalists still eligible for the Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2015 class. We’ll update this post shortly after the announcement. We wanted to get something posted now so you could begin discussing the names here. Among the likely semifinalists are nine players and...
Via Zone Blitz
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis' Vinatieri joins 2,100-point club

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has become the fourth member of the NFL's 2,100-point club. Vinatieri accomplished the feat with a 31-yard field goal with 4:19 left in the first quarter Sunday night against his former team, New England. The only other players to top 2,100 points are Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson and Jason Hanson. Vinatieri now has 2,101 points. At...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

PFS Mount Rushmore Series: New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints have not had much success until recent years, narrowing down the timetable for potential all-timers. It wasn’t until the team’s 21st year of existence that the Saints achieved a winning record – and it would take another 13 years (in 2000) for the “Aint’s” to finally make it past the Wild Card round of the playoffs. With that being said, the four...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 101 All Time Saints Players, 1-9

Our final segment on the top 101 Saints players of all time finally comes to a close and most of these last ones should be of no surprise. Thanks for reading along, this has been a really fun feature for me to revisit some of the greats in team history. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed it as well. So before I reveal the final 9 I want to mention a few guys that are rated in the top 60...
Via The Saints Nation
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

In honor of FIFA World Cup, best kickers in Saints’ history

With Thursday’s all important World Cup match between the United States and Germany in part determining who moves onto the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, I was wondering about the evolution of the kicker position in the NFL. Of course I knew the “soccer style” of kicking the football had become the common technique for NFL kickers long ago. Upon researching further...
Via cover32 - Saints
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

10 best NFL players not in the Hall of Fame

It’s very difficult to get in the NFL Hall of Fame and the process isn’t always fair. A number of players are still waiting to have their name called. These ten players in particular are knocking on the door and we should expect them to be called within the next few years. 10. Kevin Greene, OLB, Los Angeles Rams (1985-1992), Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-1995), San Francisco 49ers...
Via This Given Sunday
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten best players not in the NFL Hall of Fame

It’s very difficult to get in the NFL Hall of Fame and the process isn’t always fair. A number of players are still waiting to have their name called. These ten players in particular are knocking on the door and we should expect them to be called within the next few years. 10. Kevin Greene, OLB, Los Angeles Rams (1985-1992), Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-1995), San Francisco 49ers...
Via Bloguin Best
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Black and Gold 'superstars' headed to draft to represent Saints

The New Orleans Saints will be represented by two unforgettable, yet very different, personalities this week when the NFL Draft unfolds inside Radio City Music Hall in New York: super-fan Leroy "Whistle-Monsta" Mitchell and Hall of Fame placekicker Morten Andersen. Mitchell is a 20-year season-ticket holder normally easily recognized for the black and gold whistle head gear he adorns...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 To Be Decided On Saturday

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be announced later on today and three of the 15  modern era finalists have connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers as Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene and Tony Dungy are all up for election. A maximum of five modern-era candidates along with as many as two senior members are selected by earning 80% of the votes from the 46-member selection...
Via Steelers Depot
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

Fifteen men were selected to possibly enter in as the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Here’s the complete list of modern-era finalists. Morten Andersen Jerome Bettis Derrick Brooks Tim Brown Edward DeBartolo Tony Dungy Kevin Greene Charles Haley Marvin Harrison Walter Jones John Lynch Andre Reed Will Shields Michael Strahan Aeneas Williams Some feel that Walter Jones will...
Via StraitPinkie.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The 25 Semifinalists For The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

The NFL announced the 25 semifinalists for the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class Thursday night. Here’s the list candidates. Morten Andersen Steve Atwater Jerome Bettis Derrick Brooks Tim Brown Don Coryell Roger Craig Terrell Davis Edward DeBartolo, Jr. Tony Dungy Kevin Greene Charles Haley Marvin Harrison Joe Jacoby Jimmy Johnson Walter Jones John Lynch Karl Mecklenburg...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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