The Minnesota Vikings announced Sunday that kicker Blair Walsh signed a contract extension. Walsh is entering his fourth NFL season, the final year of his rookie contract after the Vikings drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Getting in the record books is the dream of any high school athlete. And an Edina senior has a shot at breaking a near 30-year-old state record. Patrick LeCorre has been the varsity kicker since his freshman year. “Four years of kicking, it becomes second nature,” LeCorre said. “Do what you got to do.”
Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance in the team’s 26-26 tie at Green Bay last Sunday. Walsh finished a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals, including a 47-yarder in regulation and a 35-yarder in overtime.
You’ll get a kick out of this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week. He does not one, but two fall sports. Chanhassen’s Xander Neve loves to play soccer and he loves to lead.
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In NFL football, special teams are so important nowadays and the Minnesota Vikings know they have a special kicker in Blair Walsh.
Veteran kicker Ryan Longwell is retiring as a Green Bay Packer. Longwell is the all-time leading scorer in Packers’ history. He scored 1,054 points during his nine-year career in Green Bay (1997-2005). He connected on 226 field goals and 376 extra points. Longwell set a team record by leading the Packers in scoring in nine consecutive seasons, beating the previous mark of seven by Don Hutson from 1939-45.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman took a gamble last year when he released long-time kicker and fan favorite Ryan Longwell, then selected Blair Walsh in the NFL Draft as a replacement.
The third time’s a charm for the Minnesota Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh, who has been named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
It didn’t take long for rookie kicker Blair Walsh to make an impression on his Minnesota Vikings teammates.
After having a large part in the Minnesota Vikings season opening win over Jacksonville on Sunday, kicker Blair Walsh received quite the honor Wednesday.
The Minnesota Vikings have cut longtime kicker Ryan Longwell from its roster, the team announced Monday.
Ryan Longwell led the NFL in field goal percentage last season. He’s one of the most accurate kickers in league history. So it’s always strange to see Longwell miss, which happened to the Minnesota Vikings in each of the past two games.
In a world that thrives on constant change, Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell has been a constant.
Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell says he has agreed to terms on a contract to return to the Minnesota Vikings.