The top 36 leading scorers in N.F.L. history are all placekickers––with the first non-kicker on the list being iconic receiver Jerry Rice––yet kickers are rarely celebrated as the stars of the team. On a 53-man football roster, the kicker is often an afterthought, a spare part taken for granted as easily replaceable, and a mere pawn when juxtaposed with the imposing gladiators and giants of the game. This is the story of these unsung heroes of the gridiron.

Kickers experience the most extreme highs and lows imaginable, from the pure elation of walk-off game winners to the soul-crushing defeat of being last-second losers on football’s biggest stage. A one-of-a-kind pressure is reserved for the kicker, with impossible expectations of perfection leading to meticulous preparation and careful superstitions. What type of person can withstand this pressure and consistently perform week after week?

Through the year 2017, the Pro Football Hall of Fame had only inducted one kicker: Jan Stenerud. “The Great Dane” Morten Andersen became eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2013, after retiring as the league’s all-time scoring leader. The lm follows Morten on his quest to be enshrined alongside the greatest to ever play the sport, immortalized in the most hallowed halls of the game.

THE KICKER features exclusive interviews with:

Morten Andersen
Jan Stenerud
Gary Anderson
Tom Dempsey
Kevin Butler
Nick Lowery
Norm Johnson
John Carney
Jason Hanson
Mike Lansford
Peter Gogolak
Mark Moseley
Matt Stover
Sebastian Janikowski
Billy Cundiff
Nick Folk
Jay Feely
Ryan Succop
Eddie Murray
David Akers
Havard Rugland
Shayne Graham
Olindo Mare
Garrett Hartley
Mike Hollis
Chad Johnson
Jason Campbell
Bill Kenney
Lawyer Milloy
John Carlson
Jordan Babineaux
Robbie Tobeck
Mike Ditka
Ron Jaworski
Joe Namath
Jim E. Mora
Jim L. Mora
Joe Horrigan
Stefan Fatsis
Kenny Mayne
John Clayton
Rick Gonsalves
Michelle Beadle
Rob Riggle

The film is currently in post-production. Stay tuned for updates!

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