Kicker Morten Andersen, who made the field goal to send the Falcons to their only Super Bowl, was among the 27 semifinalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013.
He was in a group of six first-year eligible candidates that included: guard/tackle Larry Allen, safety John Lynch, tackle Jonathan Ogden, defensive tackle Warren Sapp, and defensive end Michael Strahan.
On Jan. 17, 1999, Andersen booted a 38-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 30-27 victory over Minnesota in the NFC championship game. The kick sent the franchise to it’s first, and only, trip to the Super Bowl.
George Blanda, Lou “The Toe” Groza and Jan Stenerud are