Vikings’ Kicker Dan Bailey Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week (For 3rd Time This Season)Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey scored 15 points in the team’s 39-10 rout of the Los Angeles Charges Sunday, earning him yet another NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor.
Vikings' Blair Walsh Meets With 1st Graders Who Showed Their SupportIt is a scene Minnesota Vikings fans will not soon forget: Kicker Blair Walsh missing a 27-yard field goal attempt to send the team into the next round of the playoffs. But even the most cynical fans have praised Walsh for how he has handled himself.
Vikings Walsh To Visit First Graders Who Sent Him Sympathy CardsThe angst over the Minnesota Vikings' playoff loss Sunday was compounded in the fashion which they lost -- a missed "chip shot" field goal by Blair Walsh. But from the moment he failed on the field, Walsh has succeeded in so many ways.
Walsh Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The WeekFor a team-best fifth time, Blair Walsh has been named the NFC special teams player of the week. The Vikings' kicker was honored for his role in securing Minnesota's 49-17 win over the New York Giants.
Vikings Kicker Walsh Tries To Overcome MissesWith his coaches growing "worrisome" and the misses continuing to pile up, kicker Blair Walsh is trying to rediscover his confidence. Walsh, who signed a four-year, $13 million extension with the Minnesota Vikings before the season, said the missed field goal attempts have taken a toll mentally.
Concordia-St. Paul's Football Team Takes On 29-Year-Old KickerThere 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.
Vikings Sign K Blair Walsh To Contract ExtensionThe 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.
Edina Kicker Approaches State High School RecordGetting 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."
Blair Walsh Earns NFC Special Teams Weekly AwardMinnesota 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.
ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Oct. 11: Xander NeveYou'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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Minn. Vikings Know They Have A Special KickerIn NFL football, special teams are so important nowadays and the Minnesota Vikings know they have a special kicker in Blair Walsh.
Kicker Ryan Longwell To Retire As A PackerVeteran 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.
Walsh Kicks His Way To Success With VikingsVikings 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.
Vikings’ K Walsh Earns 3rd Special Teams HonorThe 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.