Sunday, December 8, 2013

Immigrants in the NFL: Sebastian Janikowski (OAKLAND RAIDERS)


It is Sunday in December so it seems appropriate to highlight the National Football League today.

Born in Poland, Sebastian Janikowski is a placekicker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football for Florida State and was a two-time consensus All-American. Nicknamed the Polish Cannon, Janikowski is considered to have one of the strongest kicking legs in the league, and leads the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks.

In September 2011 on a Monday Night Football game, Janikowski tied the NFL record for the longest field goal at 63.


The Raiders play the New York Jets later today.

By the way, another foreign-born placekicker, Morten Andersen, is the leading scorer in NFL history.


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