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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 OG Hutchinson plans to play with broken thumb

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Vikings OG Steve Hutchinson said he suffered a broken thumb in Sunday's win over the Redskins but that he expects to play Sunday against the Bills.

Vikings' Peterson has sprained ankle

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has a sprain of his right ankle, interim coach Leslie Frazier said in a radio interview Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Vikings-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Bills game at the Metrodome.

60-second rant: Vikings must respect the Bills

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
The Bills come in to the Metrodome on Sunday with nothing to lose and a whole lot of confidence, and the Vikings should not take this one lightly.

Peterson to undergo MRI for ankle injury

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson left the Vikings' Week 12 victory over the Redskins in the second quarter with an ankle injury and will undergo an MRI Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

Gerhart steps up when Vikings need him

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson limped off the field in the second quarter of Sunday's win, and Toby Gerhart stepped with with some hard running in a very good relief appearance.

Hot assistant coaches who could move up

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4:33 a.m. ET
With Jason Garrett and Leslie Frazier auditioning for head-coaching jobs and several other vacancies likely arising in 2011, PFW looks at the assistant coaches who have the best shot at becoming head coaches next season.

Frazier wins Viking debut, top 'Skins 17-13

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
New Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier started of his career a winner, as Brett Favre led two scoring drives in a 17-13 victory over the Redskins.

Vikings-Redskins prediction

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm says to expect a solid effort by the beleaguered Vikings Sunday against the Redskins.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they head to D.C. to face the 5-5 Redskins in Week 12.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Favre will get chance to finish things off

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Interim head coach Leslie Frazier left no doubt about his plans now that he has taken over, keeping QB Brett Favre as the team's starter.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Frazier will have his chance

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Each week we focus on a Vikings player or coach who is most under the microscope. This week it is interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

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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