Sebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski Born March 2, 1978 in Walbrzych, Poland Sebastian is a Polish American football placekicker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Florida State University, and became the first two-time winner of the Lou Groza Award in 1998 and 1999. View previous winnersHe is nickname seabass and is considered to have one of the strongest kicking legs in league history. On September 12, 2011 in a Monday Night Football game against the Denver Broncos, he tied the previous NFL record for the longest field goal at 63 yards, sharing the record with Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam and David Akers. The record stood for just over two years when it was broken by Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater on December 8, 2013. Seabass also holds the record for most games played with the Raiders; as of the 2015 season, he has played 252 games with the team.

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November 4, 2007, Sebastian attempted to kick a 64-yard record field goal before halftime against the Houston Texans on a windless Oakland afternoon in McAfee Coliseum. It would have broken the all time NFL field goal record of 63 yards. However, it bounced off the right upright and came back out.

On October 19, 2008, Sebastian broke his own Raiders team record, making a 57-yard field goal in overtime to defeat the New York Jets, 16–13, the longest overtime field goal in NFL history.

On December 27, 2009, he again broke his own team record by kicking a 61-yard field goal against the Cleveland Browns before halftime.

On January 3, 2010, Sebastian reached his 1,000th career point with a 39-yard field goal against the Baltimore Ravens. He is the highest scoring player in Raiders history.(update: May 2016 he have 1675 points)

Sebastian play Super Bowl XXXVII with the Raiders in 2002, and kicked an early field goal. His kick briefly gave the Raiders a 3–0 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This would be the Raiders' only lead of the game; they lost 48–21. As of 2016, Janikowski is the only remaining member of the Raiders to have also played on the team's 2002 Super Bowl roster.