Who Is The Oldest NFL Player In History?

The oldest player in NFL history is George Blanda, who was born on June 17, 1927.

Brett Favre

Brett Favre is widely considered to be the oldest player in NFL history. He was born on October 10, 1969, and played his last game on December 31, 2010. That means that he played for 21 seasons, and is therefore the oldest player by a wide margin.

Adam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri is currently the oldest active NFL player, and is also the oldest player in NFL history. He was born on December 28, 1972, making him 45 years old as of 2018. He’s currently in his 24th season in the NFL, and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Vinatieri has played for several teams throughout his career, including the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, and most recently, the Houston Texans. He’s won several awards and accolades over the years, including being named to four Pro Bowl teams and being named First-Team All-Pro three times. He was also a key member of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002.

So far in his career, Vinatieri has made 599 field goals and 799 extra points, for a total of 1,998 points. He’s currently ranked seventh all-time in NFL history in field goals made, and tenth all-time in extra points made. With a few more successful seasons under his belt, Vinatieri could easily move up even further on both of those lists.

Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice is the oldest NFL player in history. He is a wide receiver who played for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. He is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Morten Andersen

Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960), nicknamed “The Great Dane”, is a former American football placekicker who played 23 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played for six different teams, most notably the New Orleans Saints from 1982 to 1994. Following his retirement from football in 2007, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He is now the NFL’s all-time leading scorer with 2,544 points.

Andersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and moved with his family to the United States as a young child. They settled in Benoni, South Africa, where he played soccer and rugby union as a youngster. When he was 14 years old, his family moved back to Denmark and he began playing football for a local club. After attending high school in Copenhagen, he played college football for Michigan State University from 1978 to 1981.

Andersen was selected in the fourth round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He quickly became one of the best kickers in NFL history, making 10 Pro Bowl appearances and setting numerous league scoring records. He holds the NFL records for most games played (382), most points scored (2,544), most field goals made (565), and most seasons with 100 or more points (13). He also served as the Saints’ kickoff specialist for much of his career.

Andersen was traded to the Atlanta Falcons in 1995 and spent 11 seasons with that franchise before returning to New Orleans in 2006. He retired after the 2007 season having played more games than any other player in NFL history. In 2017, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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