Morten Andersen, NFL's All-Time Top Scorer, Quits

By: AP
By: AP

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The NFL's career scoring leader is retiring because of knee problems.

Morten Andersen went to high school in Indianapolis as an exchange student from Denmark. He played for the Atlanta Falcons the past two seasons but wasn't able to get a contract this year and has announced he's giving up his search for a new job and his pro football career.

The Copenhagen native came to the United States in 1977 and attended Indianapolis Ben Davis High School. He later played at Michigan State and scored 2,544 points during his 25-year NFL career. He says his knees are worn out after so many years as a professional player.

Andersen kicked for five NFL teams.

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