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Eagles: David Akers Says ‘Thanks’ To Philadelphia With I-95 Billboard

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Maybe you’ve seen it: a billboard from former Eagles’ kicker David Akers has gone up along I-95 near the sports complex in South Philadelphia, thanking fans for the past 12 years.

Akers did more than his share to help the Eagles win games, during and after the regular season, and fans loved him.

Now that he’s a San Francisco 49er and moving his family to the west coast, he says he felt compelled to say “thank you” to Philadelphia.

“It was a wonderful 12 years and I truly felt blessed to be a part of all that,” Akers told KYW Newsradio this morning, “and to do something small to show appreciation was pretty much a no-brainer.”

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At the time of his departure, Akers was the longest tenured athlete in Philadelphia (12 years).

So, his message of thanks is a billboard for thousands of northbound commuters to see as they pass Lincoln Financial Field.  It reads in part, “Thank you for your support on and off the field. May God bless you all.”

Akers will be back at the Linc on October 2nd, wearing a Niners’ jersey, for that 1 PM game against the Eagles.

Reported by Robin Culverwell, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Lynn

    Totally agree that David is a class act! What a nice gesture to the fans. Good luck and God bless his family. Very sad he isn’t on the team anymore.

  • Diane Rush

    Dave has always been a class act. He will surely be missed .Best Wishes to David and his family

  • Angry Revolutionary

    Class act. Gonna miss him….instead they have a classless quarterback..

  • Nelson Estrella

    2 weeks old., i just found out today., lol hey he was cool jut couldn’t win a super-bowl that’s all., good luck on the west-coast.,

  • Philly

    This is OLD news, way to go with the times KYW1060. 2 weeks old

  • KJ

    Cant believe it took the news 2 weeks to write something about this

  • Unhappy Eagles Fan

    I agree with the earlier comments. He IS a class act and was underrated by Eagles management. It is a shame that Eagles management forced him out. Bad, bad decision that will come back to haunt us.

  • kelprod

    Most underrated player in the history of the team. he may have missed some (all kickers do), but for the most part he was pure money…for a lot of years. Sorry to see him go…

  • Gary S.

    Class Act!

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