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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Congrats to two who are certainly deserving. My only question is: Will Sam Mills' family insist that he be enshrined as a Panther or as a Saint? Morten Andersen, Sam Mills in group of players being considered for Pro Football ...

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Morten Andersen and Sam Mills possible nominees for Canton

Congrats to two who are certainly deserving. My only question is: Will Sam Mills' family insist that he be enshrined as a Panther or as a Saint?

Morten Andersen, Sam Mills in group of players being considered for Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Re: Morten Andersen and Sam Mills possible nominees for Canton

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Congrats to two who are certainly deserving. My only question is: Will Sam Mills' family insist that he be enshrined as a Panther or as a Saint?

Morten Andersen, Sam Mills in group of players being considered for Pro Football Hall of Fame

In the Football Hall of Fame, players don't go in as members of any particular team. The bust of the player makes no indication of team and all teams the player played for are listed equally.
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In the Football Hall of Fame, players don't go in as members of any particular team. The bust of the player makes no indication of team and all teams the player played for are listed equally.
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Re: Morten Andersen and Sam Mills possible nominees for Canton

Funny, I was thinking about this a few hours ago while looking through my Saints football cards.

Both are certainly deserving.
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Re: Morten Andersen and Sam Mills possible nominees for Canton

Sam Mills, I don't see getting in anytime soon. Mort should get in but there is only 1 kicker in the HOF so I don't like his chances either
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Re: Morten Andersen and Sam Mills possible nominees for Canton

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Sam Mills, I don't see getting in anytime soon. Mort should get in but there is only 1 kicker in the HOF so I don't like his chances either
Except that Morten Andersen is the NFL's all-time leading scorer. I know, it's kicking FGs and PATs, but still... points are points.
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Except that Morten Andersen is the NFL's all-time leading scorer. I know, it's kicking FGs and PATs, but still... points are points.
And the only player to be the all time leading scorer for two different teams.
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Re: Morten Andersen and Sam Mills possible nominees for Canton

Enshrinees do not go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of a certain team. Rather, all of an inductee's affiliations are listed equally.[6] While the Baseball Hall of Fame plaques generally depict each of their inductees wearing a particular club's cap (with a few exceptions, such as Catfish Hunter), the bust sculptures of each Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee make no reference to any specific team.

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Re: Morten Andersen and Sam Mills possible nominees for Canton

The Bar has been set low when looking at some the recent inductees; that said and bias aside, both Morten and Sam should have great arguments for their busts in the Hall of Fame...

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Re: Morten Andersen and Sam Mills possible nominees for Canton

Even being a kicker, I think Morten Anderson is a cinch.

NFL records
Morten holds the following NFL records:

•Most points career - 2,544
•Most games played - 382
•Most consecutive games scored - 360
•Most field goals - 565
•Most field goals attempted- 709

Morten holds 2nd place in the following NFL records:

•Most PAT's attempted (career) - 859 (1st- George Blanda, 959)
•Most PAT's made (career) - 849 (1st- George Blanda, 943)
•Most FG's (50 or more yards) in a career - 40 (1st- Jason Hanson, 41)
•Most seasons - 25 (1st- George Blanda, 26)
•Most seasons-100 or more points - 14 (1st- Jason Elam, 16)

Pro Bowl records:

•Most points - 45
•Most PAT's - 15
•Most FG's - 10
•Most appearances by a kicker-7

Team scoring records *

•New Orleans Saints- 1,318 points
•Atlanta Falcons - 806 points
*Only player to hold franchise scoring record for two NFL teams.

Honors

•Three time All Pro (1st Team)
•Seven time Pro Bowl
•1986 and 1995 Golden Toe Award
•NFL 1980's All-Decade Team
•NFL 1990's All-Decade Team
•New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame
•Walter Camp All-Century Team (college)

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