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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-Redskins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Favre says he'll play out rest of season

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Brett Favre might have re-evaluated things, but he's not quitting on the Vikings. Favre said Wednesday that he will play the remainder of the season if he is able to.

Vikings place OG Herrera on IR, sign OT Brown

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Vikings have added OT Patrick Brown to the active roster and placed OG Anthony Herrera on injured reserve.

Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 11 loss to the Packers.

2011 NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 9:23 a.m. ET
If WR Sidney Rice hits the free-agent market in March, how hard will the Vikings try to re-sign him? Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC North players likely to become free agents in March.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Week 11: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Each week we examine whether Vikings QB Brett Favre, who is being paid more than $1 million per game this season, earned his paycheck. Let's take a look at the Week 11 loss to the Packers.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 11

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 31-3 loss to the Packers.

Vikings They Said It: Players' responses to Childress, Frazier

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of quotes distributed by the Vikings' P.R. staff following the dismissal of head coach Brad Childress and the hiring of interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

Why Childress didn't work out

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Brad Childress coached his way in Minnesota, which had a lot of positive results. But in one year, everything came crashing down.

Rice shows promise in 2010 debut

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
There was some doubt as to whether Sidney Rice would make any contribution this season, but now it looks like he could be an impact player down the stretch.

Vikings fire Childress; hire Frazier in interim

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Monday morning that they have fired head coach Brad Childress and promoted defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier to interim head coach.

Vikings' players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Vikings’ offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 31-3 throttling by the Packers in Week 11.

Packers rout Vikings 31-3

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 301 yards with three of his four touchdown passes to Greg Jennings, besting Brett Favre and Minnesota for the second time this season and sending the Packers to a 31-3 victory over the skidding Vikings on ...

League turning to forensics in Favre investigation

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The NFL is reportedly conducting high-tech forensic work to trace transmissions of photos or messages sent between Favre and former Jets employee Jenn Sterger.

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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