CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Flying next to the American flag and Pro Football Hall of Fame flag in Canton, is the flag of Denmark. Why? It's to honor one of this year's HOF inductees, Morten Anderson.
The kicker played 25 seasons through the 1980s and 1990s, including seven Pro Bowls.
Known as "The Great Dane," Anderson was born in Struer, Denmark. During his time with the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, he topped 100 points in 14 seasons, and is the all-time leading scorer for both teams. He was All-Pro five times.
Anderson will be inducted during the Enshrinement Festivities which begin this Thursday with the Hall of Fame Game (Dallas Cowboys against the Arizona Cardinals) at the newly dedicated Tom Benson Stadium.
The Enshrinement Ceremony is Saturday. In addition to Anderson, the Class of 2017 includes running back Terrell Davis, safety Kenny Easley, owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones, defensive end Jason Taylor; running back LaDainian Tomlinson and quarterback Kurt Warner.
Events conclude on Sunday with the Concert for Legends at Tom Benson Stadium, featuring Kid Rock and Toby Keith.
Cleveland 19 News will be live streaming the Enshrinement Ceremony and will bring you coverage from all of the week's events. We'll also be broadcasting live from the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Friday.