The New Orleans Saints selected Morten Andersen in the fourth round (86th overall) in the 1982 NFL Draft.
Following a strike-shortened rookie season, Andersen netted 91 points for New Orleans in 1983.
After 13 seasons in New Orleans, Andersen ranks as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.
Andersen joined the Atlanta Falcons in 1995 and eventually became the team’s career scoring leader.
Andersen recorded a spectacular season his first year in Atlanta when he scored a career-high 122 points that included a then-NFL record for most 50-yard field goals in a season (8).
Among the most notable league records Andersen set were career points (2,544), most field goals (565), and games played (382).
Andersen was named to two NFL All-Decade Teams (1980s and 1990s).
In all, Andersen converted 565 of 709 field goal attempts and 849 of 859 point-after-attempts.
Andersen earned seven Pro Bowl nominations throughout his career.