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Vikings, Midwest Dairy, Super Bowl Host Committee Support Breakfast at BCS

MINNEAPOLIS — Punter Jeff Locke and long snapper Kevin McDermott love playing football. They also know the value of fueling up with nutritional food to power their bodies and minds through long da...
Via Vikings.com
November 17, 2016

Locke Varying His Punting Style During Strong Stretch

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Jeff Locke isn’t just booming his punts and hoping they end up in the right place. No, the Vikings fourth-year punter is taking a more measured approach, much like he does in...
Via Vikings.com
October 06, 2016

Locke Has Impressive Opener In New Stadium

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Jeff Locke was an unsung hero of sorts Sunday night against the Packers. The Vikings punter tied a franchise record by pinning five punts inside the 20-yard line, forcing Gre...
Via Vikings.com
September 19, 2016

A true outdoorsman: Vikings' Walsh embraced stepping outside

For all the concern about Blair Walsh's move to a home outdoor stadium, the Minnesota Vikings' kicker had his season come to a pivotal point indoors. Walsh had missed two field goals outdoors in his new temporary home, TCF Bank Stadium, in Week 14 bringing about the natural question of Walsh's consistency in the elements after spending his first two NFL seasons in the Metrodome....
Via Fox Sports North
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Placekickers who punt, punters who place-kick

A brutal hit while having a punt blocked sidelined San Diego's Mike Scifres with a broken left collarbone. In came placekicker Nick Novak, charged with one of the most important roles in special teams. He hadn't punted since high school and barely practices it as a pro. Yet he was more than comfortable with the challenge. ''I can do it,'' Scifres said after punts of 27, 33, 45, 51...
Via Associated Press
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hall's Dec. 23 Vikings mailbag

Sunday's 37-35 loss, coming on a blocked punt for a safety in the final minute, stopped the Minnesota Vikings from possibly reaching .500 this season and was as disappointing a loss as the team has faced all season. The reaction from fans is clear too, they are looking ahead to next season. Here's what's on your mind this week: Question: Will you get better offense linemen to protect...
Via Fox Sports North
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Dolphins beat the Vikings with a blocked punt for a safety

The Miami Dolphins won't make the playoff this season, but at least they have this. The Fins were knotted up with the Minnesota Vikings at home on Sunday with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. The Vikings were lining up for a punt, when things got nuts. The snap bounced back to to punter Jeff Locke, who tried to get the kick out on time. But, alas: Nope. That's...
Via FOX Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

R-Words vs. Vikings: Tweets of the Game – That’s None of My Business

Jeff Locke avg. 40.5 y/punt today, 44.9 for the year. @ChrisWarcraft avg. 45.0 his last yr. w/ #Vikings. pic.twitter.com/zix7qgm6ND — Purple Jesus Diaries (@PJDiaries) November 3, 2014
Via Vikings Digital Diaries
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Walsh, Locke adjusting to TCF Bank Stadium

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ A slight breeze was in Blair Walsh's face as he lined up for a 51-yard field-goal attempt last weekend, the flags on the east goalpost at TCF Bank Stadium were nearly motionless. Kicking into the closed end of the stadium, Walsh's kick had plenty of distance but bounced off the left upright. The miss, one of three in two preseason games this season, wasn...
Via Fox Sports North
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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