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Morten Andersen into Pro Football Hall of Fame

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The former Spartan became only the second true kicker in league history to earn induction

6th Annual NFL Honors - Show Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Morten Andersen: From Michigan State to the Pro Football Hall of Fame | MLive.com
While with the Spartans, Andersen kicked a Big Ten-record 63-yard field goal against Ohio State in 1981. His 261 career points at Michigan State are the seventh most in program history. The All-American kicker was drafted in the fourth round of the 1982 NFL Draft.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio congratulates Morten Andersen for Hall of Fame induction - Land of 10
"I want to congratulate Morten Andersen on being inducted into the Hall of Fame," Dantonio remarked. "He's one of three specialists, I mean pure specialists, to ever have been able to do that, so I want to congratulate him publicly. I'm excited. I'm going to go to that tomorrow evening and that will be an exciting event to be at."

Hall of Fame confuses Morten Andersen with some other Scandinavian dude - The Washington Post
On Saturday, Andersen received his gold jacket ahead of his Hall of Fame induction, becoming just the second kicker in NFL history to earn that sport coat. But the Hall of Fame got some facts wrong — laughably, mind-bogglingly wrong — in the video that introduced Andersen in Canton, Ohio.

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