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The Story Behind David Akers 63-Yard FG


How does a 37-year old placekicker who was coming off his worst season five years ago regroup to get better with age and yesterday kick a NFL record-tying 63-yard field goal? With the help of the world's #1 selling fitness program, P90X. Akers began using the program after having one of his worst seasons five years ago, going two-for-tenbeyond the 40-yard line. A story on The Straight Dope gives more details.

Five years later, when most athletes physical skills and strength are waning, Akers kicks the longest FG in NFL history and obviously the longest in his career. A pretty amazing feat considering the Baltimore Ravens had a FG kicker named Matt Stover who was deadly inside of 40-yards but virtually worthless beyond it at the tail end of his great career.

P90X is a total body fitness program for people of any age who want to change their bodies and their lives. I should know, as I started it two years ago at the ripe old age of 52 and now am in the best shape of my life. I am proud to say thatI have become a Certified P90X Professional and help people begin their own fitness journey all the time and can help you, as I am living proof it is never too late.

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The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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