NYTimes: Kentucky Native Hopes to Get His Kicking Groove Back Before Super Bowl

Jan 23, 2013

Lexington native and former Louisville Cardinal kicker David Akers could hold the key to Super Bowl victory for the San Francisco 49ers. Both the Niners and the team they'll face in Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens, have extremely good defenses. It's very possible the game could come down to a last-second field goal.

Normally, you'd love to have a six-time Pro Bowler like Akers taking that kick for your team.

But as the New York Times profiles in this piece, Akers has been erratic this season. He tied the NFL record for longest field goal early in the season, then went on to miss more attempts than any other kicker in the league.