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Born David Roy Akers on the 9th December 1974 in Lexington, Kentucky USA, David is a retired American Football placekicker, who spent 17 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), playing for such teams as the Washington Redskins (1998), Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2010), San Francisco 49ers (2011-2012), and Detroit Lions (2013). During his career, David won numerous awards and recognitions, including being selected for the Pro-Bowl game six times, 2001, 2002, 2004 and consecutively from 2009 to 2011, also, he was selected into First-team All-Pro twice, in 2001 and 2011. Additionally, he holds the record for most points scored by a kicker in one season with 166, and the record for most field goals made in one season with 44.
Have you ever wondered how rich David Akers is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Akers’ net worth is as high as $12 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a professional American Football player.
David Akers Net Worth $12 Million
David grew up in his hometown and went to Tates Creek High School, where he started playing football. After matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Louisville, and continued to play football, for the Louisville Cardinals football team, and posted a record with 36 made field goals and scored 219 points, which earned him second place on the all-time scoring list of the University’s team.
Following his college graduation, David declared for the 1997 NFL Draft, however, he was left undrafted, but was on practice teams of the Atlanta Falcons, and Carolina Panthers during the 1997 season, but didn’t play a single game.
Then in 1998 he signed his first professional contract and he became Redskin. However, he was released by the Washington Redskins the following season, following poor performances.
After Washington, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles who then sent him to NFL Europe where he played for the Berlin Thunder in Germany. He had several successful games for his new team, and was soon brought back to the Eagles. 2000 was his breakout season, as he made 29 field goals out of 33 attempts with one field goal over 50 yards. He continued to line-up great results season after season, which earned him a new contract with the Eagles, which only increased his wealth. He played for the Eagles until the 2011 season, when he became a free agent and signed a contract worth $9 million over three years with the San Francisco 49ers, which again boosted his wealth to a large degree. His role in the new team increased soon after his arrival and in the first season he made several notable plays, including scoring a 55-yard field goal – the longest field goal made at Candlestick Park – against the Dallas Cowboys. Also, in 2011 he broke the record for most points scored in a season by a 49er, with 166. However, at the end of the following season, David was released by the 49ers.
David wasn’t long without engagement, signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, replacing the retired Jason Hanson, who was kicker for the Lions for 21 seasons. During his stay in Detroit, David made 19 field goals out of 24 attempts, then retired at the end of the 2013-14 season. He finished his career with 1,721 points, and 386 field goals made from 477 attempts.
Thanks to his successful career, David was selected into the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team, and NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.
Regarding his personal life, David has been married to Erika since 1997; the couple has three children together. Akers family reside in Franklin Tennessee, however, David has also kept his summer house located in Ocean City, New Jersey.
David is a devout Christian, and he is interested in martial arts, including Shaolin Kempo and jiu-jitsu.
Also, he has been recognized for his philanthropic activities; alongside his wife he started the avid Akers Kicks for Kids Foundation in 2001, which in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia helps children who have health issues.