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Minn. Vikings Know They Have A Special Kicker

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MANKATO (WCCO) — In NFL football, special teams are so important nowadays and the Minnesota Vikings know they have a special kicker in Blair Walsh.

This year in Mankato, Walsh is signing a lot more autographs for fans.

“Last year, I would say, is a fraction of how many are asking now, but you know it’s a good thing,” Walsh said. “One day, people won’t want your autograph anymore, so you got to take advantage of it while they do.

In a position that requires skill and a great deal of mental aptitude, Walsh is flourishing. For example, a 60-yard field goal in training camp put fans in awe.

That’s the way he’s progressing and becoming a confident kicker in the NFL.

“It just proved to me, and I think the team, what I’m capable of doing. Nothing’s ever given to you so you still have to work hard for it,” Walsh said.

Watch more of Mike Max’s report above.

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