Who Was The Oldest NFL Player?

The oldest player in the National Football League (NFL) is defensive end Julius Peppers, who is currently playing for the Carolina Panthers.

George Blanda

At 48 years old, Blanda retired as the oldest player in professional football history. He played in a then-record 26 seasons and had been with the Houston Oilers the longest, for 15 seasons. Blanda retired from the NFL in 1975 after kicking a 26-yard field goal in a game.

Born in 1927

George Blanda was born in 1927 in Youngwood, Pennsylvania. He played quarterback and linebacker for the University of Kentucky. In 1949, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears, but he didn’t play for them until 1950. In 1951, he joined the Baltimore Colts. He played for the Colts for four seasons before moving to the Houston Oilers in 1960. He played for the Oilers for 10 seasons. In 1970, at the age of 43, he became a member of the Oakland Raiders. He played for the Raiders until his retirement in 1975. During his 25-year career, Blanda played in 26 seasons and was a part of 10 teams. He is considered to be one of the greatest players in NFL history.

Played for the Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers, and Oakland Raiders

George Blanda was an American football player. He played professionally as a quarterback and placekicker for 26 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), American Football League (AFL), and major league baseball (MLB). Blanda retired from pro football in 1976, at the age of 48, after having played more seasons and games than any other player in NFL history.

Blanda was one of only two players to ever play in four different decades, and he holds the record for most extra points kicked (335). During his career, he played for three of the original AFL teams: the Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders, and Chicago Bears. Blanda also played for the NFL’s New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers.

Blanda was inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame (in 1981) and the College Football Hall of Fame (in 1984).

Retired in 1975

George Blanda played 26 seasons of professional football, the last 10 years as a placekicker, and became the oldest player in NFL history when he appeared in a game at the age of 48. He retried from football in 1975.

Morten Andersen

Andersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He grew up playing soccer and handball. When he was 10, his family moved to the United States, settling in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Andersen began playing football in high school, and was soon recruited by the University of Michigan.

Born in 1952

Morten Andersen was born in 1952 in the small town of Struer, Denmark. He did not start playing football until he was 14 years old, but he quickly developed into a star player. In 1970, Andersen enrolled at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he played both football and soccer. He was named an All-American soccer player in his senior year.

Andersen was not drafted by an NFL team after graduating from high school, but he did receive an offer to play for the Kansas City Chiefs. He joined the team in 1982 and became one of the most successful kickers in NFL history. During his 25-year career, Andersen played for four different teams and set numerous league records. He retired from football in 2007 with 2,544 points, the most ever by an NFL player.

Played for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, and Kansas City Chiefs

Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960), nicknamed “The Great Dane,” is a former American football kicker who played 25 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He is the leading scorer in NFL history with 2,544 points scored. He ranks first in NFL history with565 field goals made, fourth with382 field goals attempted, and sixth with 1,304 extra points attempted.

Retired in 2007

Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960), nicknamed “The Great Dane”, is a Danish former American football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League (NFL). He played for six NFL teams, most notably the New Orleans Saints with whom he spent thirteen of his 25 seasons in the NFL.

Andersen is the NFL’s all-time leading scorer with 2,544 points (665 field goals and 1,849 extra points). He held the record from 1995 until 2018, when Adam Vinatieri surpassed him; Andersen retook the record less than one year later. He is also the leading scorer among foreign-born NFL players.

Andersen was born in Copenhagen and raised in Struer, Denmark. He became interested in American football while watching Monday Night Football on TV with his father and brothers. He enrolled at Michigan State University on a soccer scholarship before switching to American football in his junior year, coincidentally under legendary coach Duffy Daugherty who had recruited him to play soccer.

After graduating from Michigan State, Andersen was not selected in the 1982 NFL Draft but was signed as a free agent by the New Orleans Saints. He played for the Saints for 13 seasons from 1982 to 1994 and then again from 1996 to 2000. In 1995 he set an NFL record for most points scored in a season with 157, which stood until 1998 when it was broken by Denver Broncos’ running back Terrell Davis. He also kicked two field goals in overtime periods that year, becoming the first player ever to do so in an NFL game.

Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice is a retired American football wide receiver who played his entire 20-year career with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, and he is the NFL’s all-time leader in most major statistical categories.

Born in 1962

Jerry Rice was born on October 13, 1962, in Starkville, Mississippi. He was the youngest of three children. His father, Joseph Joe Henry Rice, was a brick mason, and his mother, Rosa Taylor Rice, was a homemaker. Rice’s older sister,…

Played for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Seattle Seahawks

Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. He is considered to be among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, and often called the greatest of all time. He is now a sports analyst for NFL Network.

Retired in 2004

After 20 seasons in the NFL, Jerry Rice retired from football in 2004. He holds almost every significant receiving record, including catches (1,549), yards (22,895) and touchdowns (197). He was a 13-time Pro Bowl selection and named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. During his career, he played for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks.

Brett Favre

Brett Favre was the NFL’s oldest player when he retired in 2010. He was also the league’s first $100 million player. Favre played for four teams during his 20-year career. He was a 10-time Pro Bowl selection and won three MVP awards.

Born in 1969

Brett Lorenzo Favre (/ˈfɑːrv/ (About this soundlisten); FARV; born October 10, 1969) is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for 16 seasons with the Packers, New York Jets, and Minnesota Vikings. Favre was the first NFL player to be invited to three Pro Bowls in a row at that position and is one of only six quarterbacks to have won both the Most Valuable Player Award and Super Bowl MVP more than once each.

Played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and Minnesota Vikings

Brett Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on October 10th, 1969. He grew up the youngest of four children and began playing football at a very young age. By high school, he was already an accomplished athlete and was recruited by several colleges. Favre ultimately chose to play for the University of Southern Mississippi where he became one of the school’s all-time great quarterbacks.

After college, Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991 but was traded to the Green Bay Packers later that year. He went on to have an extraordinary career with the Packers, leading them to victory in Super Bowl XXXI. He also set numerous records during his time with the team, including most touchdown passes in a season and most passing yards in a career.

In 2008, Favre retired from the Packers only to un-retire and join the New York Jets the following year. He played one season with the Jets before retiring again (for real this time). In 2010, he came out of retirement once more to play for his hometown team, the Minnesota Vikings. He played two seasons with the Vikings before finally hanging up his cleats for good in 2011.

Brett Favre is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and his career achievements reflect that fact. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016 and his number 4 jersey has been retired by both the Packers and Vikings.

Retired in 2010

Brett Favre ended his illustrious 20-year career in 2010 when he retired from the Minnesota Vikings. The oldest player in NFL history, Favre’s accomplishments include being a 11-time Pro Bowl selection, a three-time MVP, and the league’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns and passing yards. He is also one of only two quarterbacks to have thrown for over 70,000 yards in his career.

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