Gary Anderson

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16, 1959
South Africa
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16, 1959 (age 62)
South Africa


One of the best placekickers in the history of the NFL who was also the first South African to appear in an NFL regular season game. He kicked for 23 seasons and six teams, and was part of the NFL's All-Decade teams of the 1980s and 1990s, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team.

Before Fame

He was a graduate of Syracuse University and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1982 NFL Draft. He was cut before the season began, and signed a few days later by Pittsburgh.


During the 1998 season as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, he became the first NFL kicker to successfully convert every field goal and point after touchdown during the regular season.

Family Life

His father, Reverend Douglas Anderson, played professional soccer in England.

Associated With

He career was often compared to a fellow NFL placekicker named Morten Andersen.