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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 fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Let's take a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they prepare to face the Bills in Week 13.

Vikings' offense starting to evolve after Childress

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 12:59 a.m. ET
There has been speculation about how the Vikings' offense might change without Brad Childress' fingerprints on it, and we're starting to see what that effect is.

Bieniemy leaving Vikings for OC job at Colorado

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy confirmed to the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Saturday that he has taken the University of Colorado's offensive coordinator position.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup when the Vikings and Bills match up Sunday in Minnesota.

Five questions with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
PFW chatted this week with Vikings RB Toby Gerhart, coming off his 22-carry, 76-yard game against the Redskins. We asked him five questions — plus a bonus sixth — about his season to date.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
Here are some selected quotes from two Vikings assistants as they prepare to face the Bills on Sunday.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Bills game in Minnesota.

Report: RB coach Bieniemy wanted at Colorado

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Denver Post is reporting that Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy could be in line to be the offensive coordinator at University of Colorado if Redskins TE coach Jon Embree accepts the school's head-coaching position. Embree has reportedly been ...

NFL assistants on Colorado's radar

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The University of Colorado has offered its head-coaching job to Redskins TE coach Jon Embree, according to The Denver Post. Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy is a likely candidate to be the team's offensive coordinator, the newspaper reported as ...

Kevin Williams must back it up

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week,we look at DT Kevin Williams, coming off his best game this season.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Bills game in Minnesota.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 17-13 win over the Redskins:

Favre on 2011; 'I'm done, I'm done'

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Answering a question he no doubt will be asked another three dozen times between now and the start of next season, Vikings QB Brett Favre nonetheless is sticking with a familiar refrain: He said he will not play football in ...

Two Los Angeles groups interested in Vikings

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Two groups of investors interested in landing an NFL team in Los Angeles have approached the Vikings about potentially relocating, according to team vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley.

Scout's Notebook: Vikings OLG Steve Hutchinson

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Vikings OLG Steve Hutchinson from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

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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