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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

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch when the Giants and Vikings meet Sunday at the Metrodome.

Rice must step up again vs. Giants

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 12:09 a.m. ET
For the Vikings to beat the Giants on Sunday, WR Sidney Rice must be big.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants matchup.

Favre, Harvin, Hutchinson don't practice Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Vikings were without three key offensive players at Thursday's practice.

Five questions with PFW correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
We ask Vikings beat writer and PFW correspondent five burning questions about the team this week.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants game in Minnesota.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Giants-Vikings game in Minnesota.

Vikings rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 13 win over the Bills.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Let's see how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 38-14 win over the Bills.

Favre has sprain, needs rest

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Brett Favre has a sprained throwing shoulder, which he suffered Sunday, and that his status would be day-to-day

Rice-Jackson connection a hit with Favre out

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
QB Brett Favre left Sunday's game during the first series with a shoulder injury, but it did not slow down the Vikings' offense one bit.

Vikings ink RB Booker from UFL

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed RB Lorenzo Booker, who had been playing in the UFL for the Hartford Colonials.

Favre knocked out; Vikings dominate Buffalo

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings (5-7) outgained the Bills 387-239 and gave Leslie Frazier a fun afternoon on his first home game since replacing the fired Brad Childress, beating Buffalo 38-14.

Favre out with injury

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre has left the team's Week 13 game vs. the Bills after taking a big hit on the team's first series.

Vikings-Bills prediction

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
The Vikings have to know based on the tape they have watched all week that this is a tough Bills team, but the Vikings will prevail.

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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