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At 39, Kicker Sebastian Janikowski Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down

Posted Mar 2, 2017

Today is Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski's birthday, and in honor of his birthday, here's a look at how he's impacted the Silver and Black.

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski

Oakland Raiders long-time kicker Sebastian Janikowski has spent nearly half of his life suiting up in the Silver and Black, and is celebrating his 39th birthday today. Heading into his 18th season, the veteran player is coming off of an impressive 2016 campaign, in which he showed no signs of slowing down, as he became the NFL’s all-time leader in 50-plus-yard field goals with a total of 55, and counting. For a man who truly needs no introduction, Janikowski has solidified himself as one of the greatest Raiders in franchise history.

No. 11 has taken the field 268 times in a Raiders uniform, which is the most all-time, followed by Tim Brown who played in 240 games. The longevity of Janikowski’s consistency is impressive; the Polish Cannon holds a franchise record in eight of 11 scoring categories and is only adding to his résumé. To name a few, he’s scored the most career points with 1,799, tallied 142 points in a season (2010), and posted the most points in a rookie season with 112, Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen accumulated 84 points his rookie year.

Janikowski’s legacy with the Silver and Black transcends more than just the football field, he’s been a fan favorite for years and has left his mark on the franchise. The Florida State-product has knocked home 414 field goals and 557 extra points during his career, placing him ninth on the all-time field goals made list and 17th all-time in extra points made. While he may no longer be the spry young kicker he once was, at 39 years of age, Janikowski doesn’t show any signs of letting up in the near future.