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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

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
In Thursday's key matchup, we break down two units set to face off in Indianapolis that struggled in Week One.

Vikings have big plans for Rudolph

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
One of the many pleasant developments in the Week One victory over the Jaguars was the heavy usage of TE Kyle Rudolph.

RG3 gets NFC Player of the Week honors

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber and Vikings PK Blair Walsh were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week One.

Colts WR Collie cleared to practice

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Colts WR Austin Collie will practice this week and could play in Week Two’s game against the Vikings.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, Tracy Porter and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Colts' home opener a sellout

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Monday that their game against the Vikings in Week Two has been sold out.

Peterson's return helps Vikings to OT win

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns in his return from a left knee injury as the Vikings beat the Jaguars in overtime.

Strong OL play can boost Vikings' chances

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings can make strong measures of improvement with a few key upgrades, including with the play on the offensive line.

Jaguars' Mularkey says MJD won't start opener

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew won the rushing title last season, but he isn't even his club's Week One starter.

Vikings trade for CB Jefferson

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals traded CB A.J. Jefferson to the Vikings on Friday night for at least one undisclosed draft pick.

Vikings S Smith fined for hit

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie S Harrison Smith was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness, the league confirmed to Pro Football Talk. 

Favre attorneys take aim at racy claims

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Brett Favre shouldn't have to respond to embarrassing claims about his personal life two massage therapists are making in a lawsuit, his lawyers say.

Vikings release 15 players to reach 75-man limit

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Vikings released 15 players Saturday to get their roster total down to 75.

Vikings' Kluwe criticizes replacement officials

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Vikings P Chris Kluwe says he's had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games.

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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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