PK Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders
HT: 6-2, WT: 250, Born: 3-3-1978, College: Florida State, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 17
Always considered a contender to break the field goal distance record, last year Janikowski tied it with a 63 yarder. Then again he’s no stranger to long distance attempts. In the past five years he’s averaged 8.6 attempts per year from 50+ yards, making 5.2 of them per year. During that same stretch he’s only missed two kicks from under 40 yards. Janikowski is joined by two other Pro Bowl specialists: punter/holder Shane Lechler and long snapper Jon Condo. After being mired near the bottom of the rankings for four straight years, the Raiders shot up to 1st in kicker scoring opportunities in 2010. Last year they slipped to 12th. In 2012 they’ll be relying on opportunities created by an offense under new reigns - Dennis Allen at head coach and Greg Knapp at offensive coordinator (a position he held with the team a few years back, during which the team ranked 20th and 25th in kicking points attempted).
Raiders | Sebastian Janikowski appears to have dropped weight
(Mon May 20, 06:59 PM) - Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski was present for organized team activities Monday, May 20, and appeared to be 15 pounds lighter than last season. Janikowski had skipped offseason workouts in previous years.
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