Harbaugh: Akers will kick in Super Bowl

Harbaugh on Akers: 'He had an outstanding pre-game'

Harbaugh: Akers will kick in Super Bowl
January 21, 2013, 3:00 pm
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David Akers missed his lone field goal attempt against Atlanta, but will remain the 49ers' kicker in the Super Bowl.

SANTA CLARA -- David Akers, who missed a 38-yard field-goal attempt Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, will handle the 49ers' kicking duties in the Super Bowl.

"The decision's already been made," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. "David Akers is our kicker."

The 49ers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 to advance to the Super Bowl. Harbaugh was seen watching Akers intently during pregame warmups, and he was impressed with what he saw.

"That's pretty much every game," he said. "This was no different. I enjoy watching both kickers pregame. And he had an outstanding pregame. He missed one 60-yarder, but was hitting the ball really well."