In two seasons with the 49ers, Akers connected on 73 out of 94 field goal attempts and nailed all his PATs (78) in all 32 games, as well as five postseason contests. His 297 points over the past two seasons ranks first in the NFL over that time span.
Akers set the franchise record for consecutive games with a made field goal, hitting at least one in all 32 regular season games. In 2011, he set the NFL record for field goals made (44), field goals attempted (52), and points with no touchdowns (166). His 166 points also set the franchise single-season record.
In 2012, Akers hit a 63-yard field goal at Green Bay, tying the NFL record for the longest field goal made. However, the six-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro made just 29 out of 44 field goal attempts last season, his lowest percentage since 1999 when he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
“The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years,” said 49ers’ General Manager Trent Baalke in a released statement. “He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best.”
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