An exclusive look at the 17-year long record breaking career of one of the greatest players to ever wear the Silver and Black, Sebastian Janikowski.
Sebastian Janikowski is the Raiders career scoring leader, totaling 1,574 points over the past 15 seasons.
In 2000, Al Davis stepped outside the drafting box and selected the 6'1" kicker in the 1st round (17th overall) of the NFL Draft. Janikowski was the first kicker selected in the 1st round since Russell Erxleben (selected 11th overall) in the 1979 Draft.
Janikowski is one of only a few remaining active players that were selected in 2000, the other two being long-time Raiders punter Shane Lechler and Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Hailing from Poland, Janikowski arrived in Daytona Beach, Fla., to play soccer in high school. As a senior, he joined the football team and launched field goals that included 60, 56, 53 and 51-yarders.
His soccer skills gave him a chance at professional soccer, but he turned it down to play football at Florida State. In three seasons at FSU, he scored 324 points and earned two Lou Groza Awards, presented to the nation's top kicking placekicker.
Janikowski choice to focus on football proved fruitful, as he was selected by the Raiders in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He has gone on to play in 267 games, and made 364-of-454 field goals attempts and 482-of-485 extra point attempts.
No. 11 has nailed 48 field goals of 50 yards, including a then-NFL record 63-yarder in Denver in 2011.
Janikowski has been the assurance for the Raiders offense for years. If the offense passes midfield, the Silver and Black know they have a chance to score points.
Needless to say, Janikowski has lived up to his first round selection.
In 2011, Janikowski launched a 63-yard field goal through the uprights heading into halftime at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. At the time, that distance was good enough to tie an NFL record.
He kicked three field goals of 50 yards or longer (54, 55, and 50) in a win at Houston in 2011, the day after Al Davis passed away. Janikowski earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance.
Also in 2011, Janikowski set a franchise record with six field goals, scoring 19 of the Raiders final 25 points in a win over Chicago.
In 2008, Janikowski set an NFL record for longest overtime field goal with a 57-yarder versus the Jets on October 19.
Janikowski tied an NFL record with four field goals in one quarter when playing at Chicago in 2003.