Comments Off on Philadelphia’s Gem: David Akers a Figure of Consistency for the Eagles
Being given the responsibility of your team's kicker in the NFL is an unforgiving one. When you are called upon, you are expected to deliver, no matter what the situation. Some kickers cannot handle the pressure of making that winning field goal in the fourth quarter as time expires.  Promptly, they are released without second thought.  With this in mind, when a kicker succeeds at the highest level for one team, it is a symbol of his character and consistency. There are few in the NFL that demonstrate character and consistency better than David Akers. He has quietly become one of the faces of the Philadelphia Eagles franchise. However, his journey to the top was not without doubt and uncertainty.  Before his NFL career began, in the year 1997-19 ...

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