Daniel Akers, ASE Master Technician
Daniel Akers teaches in SUNY Morrisville Automotive Technology program as well as being an ASE Master Technician with 17+ years experience.
Akers was honored with six Pro Bowl appearances while also boasting one of the longest field goal kicks ever seen in NFL history.
Early Life and Education
George Akers, an influential leader of Adventist education for over 90 years, passed peacefully away Saturday (February 4). Surrounded by family and friends at his time of passing.
In his inaugural year with the Eagles, he earned Pro Bowl recognition and connected on 30 of 34 field goals – an 84.2% success rate – scoring one field goal longer than any in team history at Lincoln Financial Field.
Akers excelled as a quarterback at McCallum High School before playing under his father and mentor’s guidance at the University of Texas. His professional career began working for Lou Tice at The Pacific Institute in Seattle. Alix, Hunter and D Lynn make up their family!
Judah Akers has amassed significant wealth through various ventures but prefers a modest lifestyle. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, performing in concerts with his band members as well as spending time at home.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of New Orleans and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, specialising in Criminal Defense with an aggressive litigation style.
He is dedicated to providing clients with quality legal services, having served as both prosecutor and judge himself, enabling him to handle cases more intelligently and secure dismissals or favorable settlements for them. His long list of satisfied clients attest to that.
Daniel Akers was an award-winning kicker with the Philadelphia Eagles who helped lead them to six NFC East titles during his time there, and made two Pro Bowl appearances.
At Florida State, Akers amassed 2,8875 yards and 27 touchdowns on 586 total carries, becoming one of only three players ever to surpass that milestone during one season – joining Warrick Dunn and Dalvin Cook as being part of such an elite trio.
After his football career was complete, Akers returned to Austin where he established The Akers Performance Group. There he enjoyed developing leadership skills among individuals, athletes, managers, CEO’s and businesses; shaping leadership qualities of individuals such as athletes, managers, CEO’s and businesses. Akers was dedicated to his family and community; also enjoying running, golfing and traveling as hobbies – he served as president of his Rotary Club membership!
Achievement and Honors
Akers founded a sports ministry, serves on the NSCAA women’s soccer committee and instructs at soccer camps. She also lends her name to an annual Florida high school girls’ tournament and sits on the Board of the AIDS Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Dan, former McKendree University president, serves on its Alumni Association board and as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Additionally, he was honored with receiving the Peter Akers Award – their highest award presented by their alumni association to an alumnus.
At the time of his conviction, Akers was teaching at Trumann High School in Arkansas. While in his classroom, he impregnated one of his students before taking her home or to other locations for sexual relations – making headlines nationwide. Akers’ case garnered immense national coverage.
Daniel Akers is a Certified Financial Planner specializing in working with high-net worth individuals and families. Currently at Beacon Pointe Advisors, Daniel works alongside his clients on their investment needs while supporting them during life’s transitions and challenges.
He teaches personal finance and money management classes as well as helping to operate a non-profit food bank in Wichita, Kansas. Married and the father of three, he lives there with his family.
Akers has amassed a net worth of $12 Million. As an NFL placekicker for 16 years with Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers he earned six Pro Bowl selections and became one of the greatest placekickers ever seen in NFL history – earning himself membership to both organizations’ Halls of Fames.