- Gary Anderson is also the birth name of Australian rock singer, actor and media personality, Angry Anderson
Gary Anderson (born July 16, 1959) is currently the NFL's career points scoring leader. When he was younger, he was a soccer player. He was drafted as a placekicker by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1982 out of Syracuse University. For the 1995 season, Anderson signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles. Anderson spent the 1997 season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. Then, in 1998, Anderson signed with the Minnesota Vikings and converted all of his field goal and points after touchdowns during the entire season before missing a crucial kick in the 4th quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. Anderson stayed with the Vikings until the 2003 season, when he joined the Tennessee Titans out of retirement as a replacement for the injured Joe Nedney after the first game of the season. After that season, Anderson again retired and turned down offers from several teams to come kick for them. When Nedney went down with another season-ending injury after the start of the 2004 season, Anderson again agreed to unretire for the Titans.