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Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri named to NFL 100 All-Time Team

Over the last few weeks, the NFL has worked towards releasing its all-time teams in league history. The list for each position has had players that are all retired, given that it spans the entire history of the game. However, Indianapolis Colts kicker was the first active player to be named on the team, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.


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Adam Vinatieri was named one of the kickers on the all-time team, the first time an active player has made it. Bill Belichick, who coached Vinatieri on the Patriots, said on NFL Network’s show about the all-time team that he considers Vinatieri’s 45-yard field goal to force overtime in the “Tuck Rule Game” in January of 2002 to be the best kick in NFL history.

Vinatieri has had his struggles in the 2019 campaign. However that should not cast any sort of shadow over his illustrious career that spans over two decades. He has made numerous high-pressure kicks in playoff games that were topped by a couple in the Super Bowl. He has proven to be an ageless wonder that has made his mark on the NFL record books.


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Vinatieri has put together a resume that will make him a first-ballot Hall of Famer whenever he decides to retire from the league. It’s a well-deserved honor given his resume and the reputation that he has earned throughout the course of his career. The other notable names on the list include punter Shane Lechler and kicker return Devin Hester.

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