Polish-born kicker, member of the Poland Under-17 soccer
team, who played football
at Florida State
before being drafted in 2000 by the Oakland Raiders
. Build like an offensive lineman
(6' 0", 260 lbs.), he won the Lou Groza Award
for best kicker in 1998 and 1999. With their pick, the Raiders made him the first kicker drafted in the first round in 21 years.
Janikowski made off-the-field headlines for allegedly attempting to bribe a police officer after a brawl in a Tallahassee night club, and for his arrest for possession of GHB, the date-rape drug. Both offenses could have resulted in his deportation, which apparently is the only way a crime can prevent you from playing professional sports in America.