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Ryan Ficken
Assistant Special Teams

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ficken returns as the Special Teams Assistant for his 2nd year. 2014 is his 8th year with the Vikings as he worked with RBs and WRs in years past.
  • Helped the Vikings lead the NFL in 2013 in average starting position following a kickoff at the 27.2 yard line, the highest since the NFL changed the kickoff rules following the 2010 season.
  • Worked with Cordarrelle Patterson who ranked #1 in the NFL with a 32.4 kick return average and Marcus Sherels who ranked #2 in the NFL with a 15.2 punt return average. Both players set Vikings records with their averages.
  • Aided rookie punter Jeff Locke in his 1st NFL season where he set the team rookie-record for gross punting average with 44.2 yards. Locke’s 39.2 net average ranks 3rd all-time in team history.
  • Worked with Adrian Peterson in 2007 and Percy Harvin in 2009 when both players were named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
  • Was a member of the Arizona State football team for 2 seasons (1998-99) and played wide receiver.
  • Ficken returns as the Special Teams Assistant for his 2nd year. 2014 is his 8th year with the Vikings as he worked with RBs and WRs in years past.
  • Helped the Vikings lead the NFL in 2013 in average starting position following a kickoff at the 27.2 yard line, the highest since the NFL changed the kickoff rules following the 2010 season.
  • Worked with Cordarrelle Patterson who ranked #1 in the NFL with a 32.4 kick return average and Marcus Sherels who ranked #2 in the NFL with a 15.2 punt return average. Both players set Vikings records with their averages.
  • Aided rookie punter Jeff Locke in his 1st NFL season where he set the team rookie-record for gross punting average with 44.2 yards. Locke’s 39.2 net average ranks 3rd all-time in team history.
  • Worked with Adrian Peterson in 2007 and Percy Harvin in 2009 when both players were named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
  • Was a member of the Arizona State football team for 2 seasons (1998-99) and played wide receiver.

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