Vikings' Jeff Locke shakes off jitters, prepares for Devin Hester

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Rookie punter Jeff Locke released the butterflies in his first regular-season NFL game last week. The Minnesota Vikings are thankful the first-game jitters are out of the way for Locke with the Chicago Bears up next. Chicago returner Devin Hester has long been trouble for Minnesota. He has four career returns for touchdowns against the Vikings, including...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Locke explains the art of Aussie-style punts

Jeff Locke has a couple of unique punting qualities that made him intriguing for the Vikings. His ability to kick it Aussie style for the best chance of being downed just outside the end zone is one of them. He explains the concept, the difficulties and mentors in doing it.
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Biggest Concerns for the Vikings Leading into the Regular Season

While the Vikings had both their share of positives and negatives during the preseason we tend to focus more on the negatives. Below are some of the more concerning issues the Vikings will need to figure out if they plan on improving on last years playoff appearance. 4. Jeff Locke’s Holding Issues We saw Blair Walsh miss some very uncharacteristic like kicks this preseason, first...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Rookie of the Week | Preseason Game 2

Although the Vikings seemed to be completely out of whack in the 2nd game of the preseason. We can always manage to find a bright spot when it comes to rookie of the week. This week award goes to rookie punter Jeff Locke. Locke saw quite a bit of action on Friday night punting 7 times with 3 landing inside the 20 yard line and 1 boomer that went 61 yards. While it isn’t ideal for...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jeff Locke is a ‘hot buy’

Jeff Locke graduated from UCLA with a degree in economics. How do economic principles apply to the Vikings and their startup punter this year? We asked, he answered.
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke's Aussie punting style different but effective

MANKATO, Minn. -- It didn't take Minnesota Vikings rookie punter Jeff Locke long to show how he's different from Chris Kluwe -- and it's not in his tweeting habits. Early in training camp, Locke displayed a punting technique that is growing in popularity in the NFL but wasn't used by Kluwe, Minnesota's punter for the last eight seasons and the franchise leader...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke focusing on timing, chemistry in kicking game

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Rookie punter Jeff Locke is proving to be a quick study in his transition to the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings. Locke is learning the benefits of advanced film work in the NFL. He's learning technique changes to improve his punting and, just as importantly, he's learning how to hold for Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh. He's also taking his cues from...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Locke Can Placehold Anywhere

Vikings rookie punter Jeff Locke is having a productive session of OTAs. For instance, kicker Blair Walsh made a Vine showing off Locke’s placeholding skills at various places in the team headquarters, including inside the laundry cart. That’s a lot of wacky, Blair Walsh. See, everyone thought Chris Kluwe got dismissed because he’s a friend of the gays. Quite the contrary,...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings find versatility, production in Locke

What can Jeff Locke do for the Vikings? A lot, according to his résumé.
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Locke eager to prove Vikings' decision was a right one

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jeff Locke had plenty of contact with the Minnesota Vikings and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer before being drafted by the team two weeks ago. Locke had met with Minnesota at the Senior Bowl and the Scouting Combine. Priefer later conducted a private workout with Locke at UCLA, where Locke's 44.23-yard average is second all-time in school history...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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