Mason Crosby is hitting a career-high 91.7 percent of his field goal attempts this season.
Mason Crosby is hitting a career-high 91.7 percent of his field goal attempts this season. (Photo: Packers.com)

Mason Crosby: Packers kicker, silver fox

Mason Crosby is the Packers' kicker.

He's been in Green Bay since he was drafted in 2007. 

Earlier this season on Sept. 20, he broke Ryan Longwell's career record for points and became the franchise's all-time scoring leader. Quite an accomplishment.

In the interim, he booted a lot of footballs, endured a season-long slump, broke out of said slump and became one of the NFL's best kickers.

He also saw his hair turn gray.

When did that happen? 

Crosby is the second-longest-tenured player on the Packers – behind Aaron Rodgers – but he's still only 31 years old. Perhaps the stress of his awful 2012 season, when he made just 63.6 percent of his field goal attempts and was the worst kicker in the league, caused him to prematurely go gray.

Regardless of how or when it happened, Crosby wears his mane well, and people seem to like the distinguished look.

Said one unnamed source via text message, "He looks like the American dream."

This seems like a good time to mention that Crosby and his wife Molly are happily married with two children. 

Maybe after his playing days are over – or while they're still going on – he can get an endorsement deal with Just For Men and be a "Touch of Gray" pitchman.

In the meantime, Crosby, who's making $3.55 million, is converting a career-best 91.7 percent of his field goal tries. So let's just leave him to that.

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