Andersen is the leading scorer in NFL history with 2,544 points. He still holds the record for scoring in the most consecutive games (360). Only one player, Jason Elam, is within 100 games of that consecutive games scoring mark.
George Blanda, Lou “The Toe” Groza and Jan Stenerud are the only kickers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Andersen, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, was drafted by the Saints in the fourth round of the 1982 draft. He played for the Saints (1982-94), Falcons (1995-2000, 2006-07), New York Giants (2001), Chiefs (2002-03) and Vikings (2004).
Judge adds: “Bottom line: Morten Andersen is worthy, and he belongs. He was the best at his position … for two decades … and he changed that position. Nobody played in more games. Nobody made more field goals. And he set a scoring record that hasn’t been beaten.”