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Concordia-St. Paul’s Football Team Takes On 29-Year-Old Kicker

There is a term for 29-year-old college students. They are called doctoral candidates. “Hopefully I don’t look 29-years-old,” Peter Farris said. Despite being the oldest player on the Concordia-St. Paul football team, Farris is just a freshman.


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Vikings Sign K Blair Walsh To Contract Extension

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.


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Edina Kicker Approaches State High School Record

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.”


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Blair Walsh Earns NFC Special Teams Weekly Award

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.


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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Oct. 11: Xander Neve

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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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Sleepers By Position

Here’s a look at some sleepers that could pay dividends in your fantasy league.


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Minn. Vikings Know They Have A Special Kicker

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


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Kicker Ryan Longwell To Retire As A Packer

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.


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Walsh Kicks His Way To Success With Vikings

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.


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Vikings’ K Walsh Earns 3rd Special Teams Honor

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.


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Vikings Get A Kick Out Of Rookie Blair Walsh

It didn’t take long for rookie kicker Blair Walsh to make an impression on his Minnesota Vikings teammates.


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Blair Walsh Earns NFC Special Teams Weekly Honor

After having a large part in the Minnesota Vikings season opening win over Jacksonville on Sunday, kicker Blair Walsh received quite the honor Wednesday.


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Vikings Cut Kicker Ryan Longwell

The Minnesota Vikings have cut longtime kicker Ryan Longwell from its roster, the team announced Monday.


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Longwell Moves On From Misses In Consecutive Games

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.


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Vikings Kicker Longwell Happy To Be Back

In a world that thrives on constant change, Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell has been a constant.


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Kicker Ryan Longwell Headed Back To Vikings

Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell says he has agreed to terms on a contract to return to the Minnesota Vikings.