Lions PK Hanson sets NFL record

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Lions PK Jason Hanson has set an all-time NFL record on Sunday by playing in his 297th career game for the club. That is the most games played by one player for one team, surpassing former Oilers and Titans C Bruce Matthews, who played in 296 games for that franchise.

"On behalf of the William Clay Ford Family and our entire organization, I would like to congratulate Jason on this momentous accomplishment," Lions president Tom Lewand said in a statement released by the team.
 
"To have played more games with one team than any other player in the 92-year history of the National Football League is truly a remarkable achievement and one record that I honestly believe will never be broken.
 
"Jason is the embodiment of everything that is right about our game. Since the day we drafted him in 1992, he has always represented our organization with an unparalleled combination of integrity, character, competitiveness and excellence both on and off the field."