David Akers' Ministries
Hard work. Perseverance. Striving for Perfection. Winning in spite of …. There are many people who would like to see those qualities in themselves. Just a small percentage can claim those traits. Even fewer can manage to achieve those goals under the pressure of being a public figure. David Akers, placekicker for the Detroit Lions, is one of those incredibly rare people who personifies those qualities under the intense scrutiny of playing in the National Football League.
The hard work and perseverance paid off in spite of Akers being cut three times before defining his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. Being served walking papers in Atlanta, Carolina, and Washington, intertwined with jobs as a substitute teacher and waiter, provided Akers with an early dose of reality. Those early hardships formed the foundation of this truly humble man.