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.
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.
His father, Reverend Douglas Anderson, played professional soccer in England.
He career was often compared to a fellow NFL placekicker named Morten Andersen.