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 David Akers - “If I go out there, I'm going to give you everything I have,”
 David Akers - “I can't leave the team hanging, especially on kickoffs, ... I never want anyone to think I'm trying to wimp out.”
 David Akers - “You know it's going to hurt for one second and then the game is over. My whole leg hurts right now.”
 David Akers - “When you go out there, you know it's only going to hurt for 1 second, and then the game can be over.”
 David Akers - “It's an integrity thing on my part,”
 David Akers - “Honestly, it's not necessarily a value thing, ... It's an integrity thing on my part. I never want anybody thinking I'm trying to wimp out. If I can't go, it's because I physically cannot do it. If I'm out there, I'm giving you everything I have.”
 David Akers - “I thought coming in to that first kickoff, 'Man, what a great week of recovery,' ... I guess it just made for a more dramatic ending to the game.”
 David Akers - “When you go out there, you know it's going to hurt for only one second, and then the game is over, ... I said, 'Let's do it right now. Let's suck it up one time and kick it.'”
 Steve Akers - “Some of the things students did here, and did it in their careers, it would be a career-ender. It's a good time to learn it. I'm not advocating breaking the law, but if you have that, let's take a teachable moment here help them learn to do better.”
 David Akers - “I'm honestly most proud of that kick today.”
 David Akers - “They needed me out there, ... I was thinking, 'It's only going to hurt for a second, and the game can be over. I'm honestly most proud of this kick today.”
 David Akers - “I'm honestly proudest of this kick today. I can honestly say that.”
 David Akers - “(Of all my field goals), I'm proudest of that kick today. I can honestly say that.”
 Steve Akers - “People working together to implement new marina waste ordinances that were approved in Graham and Swain counties made this program successful.”
 David Akers - “I hit some balls with the wind and I hit some into the wind, ... and I felt very encouraged by it.”
 David Akers - “I just go by the tests that they have and certain timelines, as far as when to kick, ... I just go on what they want me to do.... You got to get strong. You got to get your flexibility. You got to do all these things before you can worry about kicking.”
 David Akers - “Everything, ... If you're not confident, and you don't feel that you're going to win, and you don't feel that people have your back, then you're not successful, because you're always looking behind you to see that what you're doing is OK, instead of just trusting in yourself, trusting in the person next to you that everything is going to be OK.”
 David Akers - “People in the Tug Valley can identify because they've been through hellacious floods. People here are willing to help however they can.”
 David Akers - “You know it's going to hurt for only one second, and then the game can be over, ... I'm honestly most proud of this kick today. Today they needed me out there. It was a tight ball game. I needed to be able to be out there if at all possible. But honestly, that was more pain than anything.”
 David Akers - “Honestly, that was more pain than anything.”
 David Akers - “I asked God to let this pain go away for a minute, ... I kept swinging and saying, 'This is OK.'”
 David Akers - “I remember getting busted in the nose.”
 David Akers - “That was one of the greatest sports moments of my life. It was too cold to enjoy it outside, though. I enjoyed it in the locker room afterwards.”
 Steve Akers - “To receive this designation, a marina must meet all federal, state and local regulations related to marina management.”
 David Akers - “They have a plan for me and I just do whatever they tell me to do. Kicking field goals today was part of the plan. We'll see what they have for me next.”

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