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City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond will honor NFL Hall of Famer and lead scorer Morten Andersen on Monday, August 21 at Atlanta City Hall.

Post Date:08/18/2017

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Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA  30303 

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Tony Gomez
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August 18, 2017

 

City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond will  honor NFL Hall of Famer and lead scorer Morten Andersen on Monday, August 21 at Atlanta City Hall.

 

 

ATLANTA –  Join Post 1 At-Large Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond honoring NFL Hall of Famer and lead scorer Morten Andersen on Monday, August 21 at Atlanta City Hall.

A public reception will be held at 12 noon adjacent to the Atlanta City Council Chamber (southwest corner reception area) and a proclamation presented during the City Council’s regularly scheduled 1 p.m. meeting.

Born and raised in Copenhagen Denmark, Andersen came to the U.S. as an exchange student, attending Ben Davis High school in Indianapolis. The school had no soccer team, so Andersen tried out for the football team on a whim and quickly became the team’s kicker. It didn’t take long for colleges to notice this new talent. The next season Andersen was playing for the Michigan State Spartans. At Michigan State University, he was named All-American and Academic All-Big 10 in his senior season.

The New Orleans Saints drafted Andersen in the 4th round of the 1982 NFL draft. Anderson later signed with the Atlanta Falcons for the 1995 season. In his first year with the Falcons, Andersen made Pro Bowl with 31 of 37 goals attempted. In ’98, he made the most memorable kick in Falcons history when he kicked a 39-yard goal in overtime to defeat the Vikings in the NFC Championship.

During his remarkable career in the NFL, Andersen is the only player to hold statistical franchise records for two NFL teams. He played in a record 382 games. He’s also the lead scorer in the history of the NFL and the all-time leader in field goals made. Watch his highlight reel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvK00r4OouQ

Anderson’s success goes far beyond the NFL. Morten Andersen Global was started in 2009. With this business-to-business consulting company, Andersen offers international business consulting, brand promotions, event planning services and public speaking engagements.

Anderson and his wife Jennifer also formed the Morten Andersen Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for quality of life programs for children and youth. The foundation also created the Special Teams for Special Ops program which raises money to support critically wounded Special Operations Soldiers and the families of the fallen.

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