David Akers played college football at the University of Louisville and was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 1997.
Akers played for mutiple differnt NFL teams. He was selected for the Pro Bowl six times in his career and was at one point tied for the longest field goal in NFL history when he kicked a 63-yard field goal with the San Francisco 49ers. He retired in 2017, and was the last Eagles player to retire from their historic 2004 team that went to Super Bowl XXXIX. At his retirement, he was the Eagles all-time leading scorer, had the longest made field goal in the San Francisco 49er's franchise's history (63 yards) and had the record for most points scored by a kicker in an NFL season (166 points).
On April 27, 2018, Akers was selected to announce an Eagles second round draft pick during the 2018 NFL Draft, which took place at the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium Akers announced Dallas Goedert as the 49th overall pick. He is a devout Christian and an ideal guest speaker for camps, Pennsylvania associations and faith based groups.