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David Akers

David Akers - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 12/09/1974
Birthplace Lexington, KY
College Louisville
Years played 15

49ers release PK Akers

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The 49ers released PK David Akers, the team announced Wednesday.

49ers waive PK Cundiff

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers waived PK Billy Cundiff, and will go with David Akers for the rest of their playoff run.

Akers to kick for 49ers on Saturday

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said David Akers will kick in Saturday’s playoff game against the Packers.

Cundiff practices alongside 49ers PK Akers

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
Billy Cundiff had an impressive first day of practice with the 49ers while kicking alongside struggling David Akers as Jim Harbaugh closely watched.

49ers sign PK Cundiff

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 10:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed PK Billy Cundiff on Tuesday and released LB Eric Bakhtiari.

Ranking the playoff placekickers

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
When things get tight in the postseason, it's nice to have a reliable kicker. Here's looking at the PK situation for each playoff team.

Akers not quite as special as last season for 49ers

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The 49ers haven’t been getting the same kind of kick out of their special teams as they did in 2011, when the unit was uniformly excellent.

Akers, Lee receive PFW Golden Toe award

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Hub Arkush presented the Pro Football Weekly Golden Toe award to 49ers PK David Akers and P Andy Lee before Sunday night’s game.

2012 fantasy PK rankings

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's 2012 fantasy PK rankings are led by San Francisco's David Akers and Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski.

Akers, Lee win PFW's Golden Toe Award

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Niners' record-setting kicking duo of David Akers and Andy Lee has taken advantage of a special bond on the way to winning the 2011 Golden Toe Award.

Special teams have helped make 49ers elite

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
Spearheaded by the creative coaching of Brad Seely, the Niners' special-teams play, including the kicking of PK David Akers, has been key to the team's success this season.

Flynn, Lofton, Akers named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
Packers QB Matt Flynn, Falcons LB Curtis Lofton and 49ers PK David Akers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for Week 17.

Brees, Pierre-Paul, Akers named NFC players of week

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees, Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul and 49ers PK David Akers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for Week 16.

49ers PK Akers sets field-goal record

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
David Akers made his 41st field goal of the season in Week 16, setting an NFL single-season record.

Hiring Seely might have been Niners' best offseason move

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Was the hiring of well-regarded special-teams coach Brad Seely the best offseason move made by the Niners? "It just might be," one team insider said.

Niners sign former Eagles PK Akers

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers have signed PK David Akers, who previously spent all but one game of his 13-year career in Philadelphia with the Eagles.

Lockout limbo: Eagles report

Posted June 01, 2011 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lingering lockout, we offer our take on where the Eagles stand.

Eagles' Akers on notice with Henery pick

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Eagles made four draft picks and were well into the fourth round when they made perhaps their most controversial choice: Nebraska PK-P Alex Henery.

Eagles place tags on Vick, Akers

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 9:33 a.m. ET
The Eagles had a busy Tuesday morning, placing the franchise tag on QB Michael Vick and the transition tag on PK David Akers.

NFL announces players, rookies of the month

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The NFL announced their offensive and defensive players and rookies of the month for November on Thursday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 05, 2013
The Detroit Lions have added Akers one day after Jason Hanson retired.||||||| San Francisco released Akers a month ago after he slumped during the 2012 season. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker made 73 of 94 field goals over two seasons for the 49ers. He underwent double hernia surgery in February 2012 then aggravated the area during the season when he slipped on the field during practice. Akers has made 367 of 453 field goals in his career with Washington, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Posted March 06, 2013
Six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after two seasons filled with record-breaking highs and incredible lows. General Manager Trent Baalke thanked Akers in a statement Wednesday, calling him a "true professional who represented himself and this organization with class." Akers appeared in all 32 regular-season games and five playoff contests the past two seasons. He connected on 73 of 94 field goal attempts and all 78 PATs.||||||| In 2011, Akers set NFL records with 44 field goals made and 52 attempted. He also tied the league mark for the longest made when he kicked from 63 yards in last season's opener at Green Bay. But Akers made just 29 of 44 attempts last season, his lowest percentage since 1999. The 49ers even brought in Billy Cundiff to compete against Akers before the divisional-round playoff and NFC championship game.
Posted Jan. 25, 2013
Akers calls his struggles this season a "head scratcher" and says if the 49ers win the Super Bowl it will erase all of his 14 misses this season.||||||| Akers missed an NFL-worst 13 field goals this season and then hit the upright on a 38-yarder in last week's NFC championship game at Atlanta. He says he feels like he is kicking the ball well and he's off by a matter of inches, which is frustrating because "an inch is a mile in our game."
Posted Jan. 10, 2013
Akers is keeping his job as San Francisco's starting kicker. For now, anyway.||||||| Jim Harbaugh made the announcement after practice Thursday, two days ahead of the 49ers' NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers (12-5) at Candlestick Park. The 49ers signed Billy Cundiff on Jan. 1 to compete with Akers, a 15-year veteran who has struggled this season while making only 29 of 42 field-goal attempts. Akers revealed last week he underwent double hernia surgery last February.
Posted Jan. 07, 2013
Akers and Billy Cundiff were taking their competition to be San Francisco's playoff kicker to Candlestick Park on Monday.||||||| Coach Jim Harbaugh says there's a "good chance" both kickers will be on the roster for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, though he didn't specify whether each would be active. Harbaugh indicated "we have a leader in the clubhouse," but wouldn't say who it is.

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