Jim Harbaugh Will Stick With David Akers as His Kicker
(NEW YORK) — After a remarkable 2011 season, San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers is having arguably his worst season of his career this year. Despite his struggles, the team will stick with Akers as their kicker in the Super Bowl.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh announced that Akers will be the team’s kicker when they face off against the Baltimore Ravens.
The team had recently signed kicker Billy Cundiff, but was waived after the regular season, making him ineligible for the postseason.
In 2011, Akers’ first with the 49ers, he made 44 out of 52 field goals (84.6%) and led the NFL in scoring. But 2012 has been a different story as Akers made just 29 out of 42 field goals (69.0%). Akers’ 13 missed field goals were by far a career high, and his 69.0% field goal percentage is also a career low.
In the NFC Championship game, Akers missed a 38-yard field goal.
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