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Wil Lutz moves in fifth place on Saints' all-time made field goals list

Wil Lutz moves in fifth place on Saints' all-time made field goals list

Second-year kicker Wil Lutz quietly moved up the New Orleans Saints' historical list.

With a 31-yard field goal Sunday in a 31-21 win over the Carolina Panthers, Lutz now has 53 made career field goals, a total moving him past Charlie Durkee for sole possession of fifth place in team history.

"That's a lot of field goals," Lutz said. "I guess you don't even realize it; they just kind of all go together. It should be a lot more, but that's a lot of field goals, for sure."

Lutz joined the Saints in September 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia State, and has made 53 of 64 attempts (82.8 percent).

But he still has a long way to go to catch the Saints' all-time leaders.

Morten Anderson ranks first with 302 made field goals; John Carney is second with 168; Doug Brien is third with 123; and Garrett Hartley is fourth with 82.

Nevertheless, Lutz appreciates NFL history, especially that of his team.

And given his path to the NFL as an undrafted free agent, he is grateful for the opportunity to add his name to the Saints' all-time list in a short period of time.

"If you had told me two years ago that I'd even be playing, I'd laugh at you," Lutz said. "But to hear that kind of stuff is cool, but I kind of take it for what it's worth. I'd much rather be the first than the fifth, so I just have to keep working and moving up."