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Chris Kluwe Wins NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

November 10, 2010

For the second consecutive week, a punter from the NFC North has won the Special Teams Player of the Week Award. Last week Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay won the honor, and this week it is the Vikings turn. After putting all four of his punts inside the 20-yard line on Sunday, Chris Kluwe was named Special Teams Player of the Week.

Kluwe, a six-year veteran out of UCLA, is quietly putting together a Pro Bowl type season. He currently ranks second in the NFL in net punting average and has landed 18 of his 36 punts inside the 20. As Mike Wobschall of the Blog points out, “opposing teams average just 3.5 yards per return against Kluwe and Co., which is tied for #1 in the NFL.”

In the often overlooked — but always important — area of special teams, the Vikings are doing very well. With Pro Bowler Heath Farwell making tackles and punter Chris Kluwe booming punts, the Purple is in capable hands…and feet.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Phil permalink
    November 10, 2010 6:38 am

    Kluwe is my favorite player on the Vikings ’cause it’s obvious that he’s not only capable, but he’s a miniature painting, Warcraft playing nerd. Probably the coolest football player I follow on Twitter… If only because he knows how to spell “that” (here’s lookin’ at you Deion Sanders). Oh, and he’s funny. I gotta say that he’s livin’ the life. Playin’ football in his dayjob, having a great time and using that salary to fund his geekdom.

    Color me jealous.

    • November 10, 2010 7:06 am

      I’m with you, Phil. Kluwe is an entertaining guy with a great life.

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