Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has set himself alone as the second all time leading field goal kicker with 539 field goals made. The 22 year veteran passed Gary Anderson in style, converting a 51 yard kick to win the game.
This was Vinatieri’s 27th game winner in his career, and 11th in overtime. The 44 year-old’s kick lifted the team over the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 26-23. He is now 26 kicks away from Morden Anderson, who is the current all time leader. Vinatieri will likely have to play one more season to eclipse this record, and has shown no signs of slowing down.
Vinatieri has made a career out of making clutch kicks. Before signing with the Colts in 2006, he played with the New England Patriots, where he made 17 game winning kicks. He finished his tenure with the Patriots as their all-time leading scorer, converting 81.9% of his kicks while with the team.
The resume only continues to grow for Vinatieri, who will surely find a spot in Canton someday. He has pushed the Colts to a record of 2-3, and will next play the Tennessee Titans October 16th, on Monday night football.