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David Akers Purchases Billboard Thanking Philly Fans

Aug 5, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

David Akers thanks the fans of Philadelphia for 12 wonderful years with the Eagles by purchasing a billboard.

David Akers was the kind of guy Philadelphia sports fans could get behind. It’s not often you see a fan purchase the jersey of a place kicker, but Akers’ No. 2 jerseys were a staple of Veterans Stadium and later Lincoln Financial Field throughout his 12-year career in Philly.

Akers has moved on from the Eagles by signing a nice contract with the San Francisco 49ers, but he hasn’t forgotten the support our city gave him over the years.

He’s now thanked them by purchasing a billboard in Philadelphia. He tweeted out a link to the image earlier today.

Below, a shot of the actual billboard, which stands alongside 95 North near the stadium.

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Via CSN.