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Veteran kicker Longwell to retire as a Packer

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The Canadian Press
8/12/2013 5:29:54 PM
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Veteran kicker Ryan Longwell is retiring as a Green Bay Packer.

Longwell is the all-time leading scorer in Packers' history. He scored 1,054 points during his nine-year career in Green Bay (1997-2005). He connected on 226 field goals and 376 extra points.

Longwell set a team record by leading the Packers in scoring in nine consecutive seasons, beating the previous mark of seven by Don Hutson from 1939-45.

Longwell also holds franchise records for field goals (226), field-goal percentage (81.6, 226/277), seasons leading the team in field goals (nine), extra points (376), 100-point seasons (eight) and consecutive games scoring (144).

Longwell played his final six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and ranks No. 13 on the NFL's all-time scoring list with 1,687 career points.

The team made the announcement Monday.

Longwell and Loeffler celebrate (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)

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