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Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe - #5 - P

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 215 lbs.
Birthday 12/24/1981
Birthplace Philadelphia, PA
College UCLA
Years played 9

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Punt Avg Yds
72 45.0 3237

Senser gets 41 months in fatal Minn. hit-and-run

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The wife of former Viking Joe Senser was sentenced Monday to nearly 3½ years in prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man.

Vikings-Titans game time pushed back

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Vikings-Titans game in Week Five has been moved from a noon CT kickoff to 3:25 p.m. CT to accommodate the Twin Cities Marathon.

McNabb wise to job hunt, but not to fool himself

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
I don’t blame Donovan McNabb for wanting to come back to the NFL, but he's no starting quarterback.

Vikings like Webb's QB potential behind Ponder

Posted June 23, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
While Christian Ponder will enter training camp as the Vikings' starting QB, the intriguing Joe Webb will continue to develop at the position.

Harvin a complex puzzle not easily solved

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Trying to figure out Percy Harvin or his motives is near-impossible, and the next two years the Vikings will try their best to hang on for the ride.

Back to work: Harvin returns to Vikings minicamp

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin was back on the field Thursday, laughing with teammates and participating fully in the last practice of minicamp.

Harvin skips Vikings practice

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
WR Percy Harvin skipped the Vikings' mandatory minicamp practice Wednesday, and no one knows when he will be back.

Vikings WR Harvin requests trade

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin has requested a trade, as first reported by Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press.

NFL suspends Vikings WR Simpson three games

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The NFL officially suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson for three games on Monday for violating the league’s substance-abuse poiicy.

Leber announces he's retiring

Posted June 09, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Former Chargers, Vikings and Rams LB Ben Leber announced he is retiring on Minneapolis radio station KFAN on Friday.

Vikings FB Felton apologizes for DUI arrest

Posted June 06, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Vikings FB Jerome Felton apologized for being arrested for DUI last weekend.

Reports: Vikings FB Felton arrested for DWI

Posted June 02, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Vikings FB Jerome Felton was arrested late Friday night on suspicion of driving while impaired. 

Vikings ink first-round S Smith

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed first-round S Harrison Smith, according to multiple reports. It is a standard four-year deal with an option for a fifth.

Vikings CB Allen retires

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen informed the team that he decided to retire, Leslie Frazier told reporters after the team’s OTA on Wednesday.

NFC North players in the crosshairs

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC North team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 13, 2012
Kluwe's latest campaign for a cause isn't sitting well with his position coach. Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer says Kluwe needs to "focus on punting and holding." Kluwe has been one of the most outspoken players in the NFL, taking up very public fights for gay marriage and against drunken driving this season. Priefer says "it's getting old."||||||| On Sunday against the Bears, Kluwe put a message over the Hall of Fame patch on his jersey that read "Vote Ray Guy" for the former Raiders punter. It was an effort to raise awareness that the Hall of Fame does not have a punter enshrined, and it cost Kluwe a $5,250 fine from the NFL. Priefer says wants Kluwe to concentrate on his job.
Posted Aug. 25, 2012
Kluwe says he's had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games in a series of tweets following a 12-10 loss to San Diego on Friday.||||||| Referee Wayne Elliott's crew called 20 penalties in the game, including 14 against the Chargers. They had two calls overturned on review and several others that had players and coaches shaking their heads after the plays.
Posted Oct. 25, 2007
The Vikings signed Kluwe to a six-year contract extension today, locking him up through 2013, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.||||||| Kluwe ranks 14th in the NFL with an average of 44.2 yards per punt and leads the league with 18 punts inside the 20-yard line.
Posted Jan. 02, 2006
Kluwe will have reconstructive surgery later this month to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The Vikings' rookie punter finished sixth in the NFL and second in the NFC with a 44.1-yard gross average this season. He injured the knee against the Detroit Lions on Dec. 4 and played through pain for the final three weeks of the season.|||||||
Posted Dec. 06, 2005
According to Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice, Kluwe will be forced to miss Sunday's matchup with the St. Louis Rams after spraining his ankle in last weekend's win over the Detroit Lions. The team will audition temporary replacements this week.||||||| Kicker Paul Edinger handled the team's punts following Kluwe's departure on Sunday, but the Vikings don't want to go that route again this week. In 12 games this season, Kluwe is averaging 45.3 yards on 58 boots.

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