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Blair Walsh
K #3
Height:
5-10
Weight:
170
Age:
26
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL
Experience:
5
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 4 56 142 121 85.2 146 141 96.6 0 332 65.4 191 137 25.4
2015 MIN 16 0 1 54 39 34 87.2 37 33 89.2 0 86 65.7 47 39 26.6
2014 MIN 16 0 2 55 35 26 74.3 29 29 100 0 76 63.1 48 27 21.3
2013 MIN 16 0 0 54 30 26 86.7 44 43 97.7 0 84 64.2 43 38 28.2
2012 MIN 16 0 1 56 38 35 92.1 36 36 100 0 86 68.1 53 33 24.1
Recent Games
WKOppResultOverall FGsPATKickoffs
BlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
1 @SF L 3-20 0 37 2 1 50 0 0 -- 0 2 65 2 0 --
2 DET W 26-16 0 28 2 2 100 3 2 66.7 0 6 68 3 3 --
3 SD W 31-14 0 24 1 1 100 4 4 100 0 6 67.5 5 1 --
4 @DEN L 20-23 0 38 3 2 66.7 2 2 100 0 5 67.4 3 2 --
6 KC W 16-10 0 45 3 3 100 1 1 100 0 5 64.8 3 2 --
7 @DET W 28-19 0 53 5 5 100 2 1 50 0 7 66.7 4 3 --
8 @CHI W 23-20 0 48 3 3 100 2 2 100 0 5 67.6 2 3 --
9 STL W 21-18 0 40 2 2 100 1 1 100 0 5 65 5 0 --
10 @OAK W 30-14 1 38 5 3 60 3 3 100 0 7 64.1 1 6 --
11 GB L 13-30 0 0 0 0 -- 2 1 50 0 3 65.7 1 2 --
12 @ATL W 20-10 0 39 3 2 66.7 2 2 100 0 5 66 4 1 --
13 SEA L 7-38 0 0 0 0 -- 1 1 100 0 2 64 1 1 --
14 @ARI L 20-23 0 54 2 2 100 2 2 100 0 5 66.4 4 1 --
15 CHI W 38-17 0 53 1 1 100 5 5 100 0 7 67 2 5 --
16 NYG W 49-17 0 53 5 5 100 5 4 80 0 11 62.5 3 8 --
17 @GB W 20-13 0 39 2 2 100 2 2 100 0 5 64.8 4 1 --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS     Career GP/GS     Playoffs GP/GS

     16/0                   64/0                      2/0

• Had best debut season by a kicker in NFL history, setting League record with 10 FGs of 50+ in a season and 3 of 50+ in a game, matching Vikings record for longest FG with a 56-yarder and setting team record with 53 touchbacks on kickoffs.   

• Holds the team record for most touchbacks with 195, breaking Fred Cox’s record of 133.

• Led NFL with 34 FGs made in 2015.

• Earned 1st-Team AP All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors as a rookie.

• Has connected on 23 FGs of 50+ yards, the most in Vikings history, setting an NFL record by starting his career 12-of-12 from 50+.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in speech communication…Avid golfer…Sister is currently a golfer at University of Miami...Brother played soccer at Harvard…Started a teen volunteer program with his brother called “Hospice and Home Care”…Enjoys surfing...Joins P Jeff Locke in weekly visits to the Children’s Hospital...Was the Vikings hunger relief spokesman in 2013 and joined UnitedHealthcare Volunteers at the annual Food Packing Party at Second Harvest Heartland...Partnered with the Midwest Dairy Council’s Fuel Up To Play 60 campaign by helping at the “It Starts with Breakfast” at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood...Traveled to Sioux Falls, SD during the 2014 and 2015 offseasons to help promote Fuel Up To Play 60.

2015 GP/GS     Career GP/GS     Playoffs GP/GS

     16/0                   64/0                      2/0

• Had best debut season by a kicker in NFL history, setting League record with 10 FGs of 50+ in a season and 3 of 50+ in a game, matching Vikings record for longest FG with a 56-yarder and setting team record with 53 touchbacks on kickoffs.   

• Holds the team record for most touchbacks with 195, breaking Fred Cox’s record of 133.

• Led NFL with 34 FGs made in 2015.

• Earned 1st-Team AP All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors as a rookie.

• Has connected on 23 FGs of 50+ yards, the most in Vikings history, setting an NFL record by starting his career 12-of-12 from 50+.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in speech communication…Avid golfer…Sister is currently a golfer at University of Miami...Brother played soccer at Harvard…Started a teen volunteer program with his brother called “Hospice and Home Care”…Enjoys surfing...Joins P Jeff Locke in weekly visits to the Children’s Hospital...Was the Vikings hunger relief spokesman in 2013 and joined UnitedHealthcare Volunteers at the annual Food Packing Party at Second Harvest Heartland...Partnered with the Midwest Dairy Council’s Fuel Up To Play 60 campaign by helping at the “It Starts with Breakfast” at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood...Traveled to Sioux Falls, SD during the 2014 and 2015 offseasons to help promote Fuel Up To Play 60.

HONORS 2012 Pro Bowl honoree...Named 2012 1st-Team All-Pro by Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly/PFWA...Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Jacksonville (9/9/12), vs. St. Louis (12/16/12), vs. Green Bay (12/30/12) and vs. NY Giants (12/27/15)...NFC Special Teams Player of the Month in December 2012.

PRO Prolific kicker in his opening 4 seasons has made his mark on NFL and team record books...Set NFL single-season record with 10 FGs of 50+, breaking old record of 8 in a season held by Jason Hanson (2008) and Morten Andersen (1995)...Tied NFL record with 3 FGs of 50+ in a game at St. Louis (12/16/12)...Tied Vikings career-long with a 56-yd FG at Houston (12/23/12)...Has connected on 23 career 50+ yard FGs, the most in Vikings history, setting an NFL record by starting his career 12-of-12 from 50+...Has 195 career touchbacks, the most in Vikings history...Led NFL in 2015 with 34 FGs made...Set Vikings single-season touchbacks record with 53 as a rookie in 2012, FGs by a rookie with 35, rookie scoring with 141 points, tied FGs in a season with 35 and is 2nd in team history for season scoring with 141 points...Set NFL record for rookie FG percentage at 92.1 (35/38)...Finished season 2nd in NFL history for rookie scoring with 141 points, trailing Kevin Butler’s 144 in 1985...Selected in 6th Round (#175 overall) in 2012…The 6th kicker ever drafted by the Vikings and the 1st since 1978…The 3rd kicker selected in the 2012 NFL Draft.

2015 Led NFL with 34 FGs made on the season...Notched 135 points, the 3rd-highest point total in Vikings history, trailing Gary Anderson’s team-record 165 in 1998 and his own 141 points as a rookie in 2012...Hit 6-of-8 FGs of 50+ yards on the season...Tied career-high with 5 FGs in a game at Detroit (10/25) and vs. NY Giants (12/27)...Had a pair of games with 2 FGs of 50+ yards, at Detroit (10/25) hitting from 53 and 51 and vs. NY Giants (12/27), making kicks of 52 and 53...Set career-high with 18 points vs. NY Giants (12/27), making 5 FGs and 3 PATs...Made season-long 54 yard FG at Arizona (12/15)...Kicked season-high 5 PATs vs. Chicago (12/20).

2014 Finished 10th in the NFC in scoring with 107 points...Moved into 5th place in team history for points by a kicker with 369, surpassing Rick Danmeier’s 364...Made 26-of-35 FG attempts (74.3%)...Booted a season-best 6 touchbacks at New Orleans (9/21) and vs. Atlanta (9/28)...Finished 6th in the NFL in touchback percentage (64.0%), tallying 48 TBs on 75 KOs...Connected on 29-of-29 PATs...Made multiple FGs in 9 games, including a season-high 4 FGs against Atlanta (9/28)...Sent the game to OT against TB in an eventual Vikings win as time expired with a 38-yard FG...Established the team’s all-time record for most touchbacks booting his 134th against Carolina (11/30) surpassing Fred Cox’s 133...Attempted the longest FG in Vikings history, a 68-yarder to win the game at Detroit (12/14), the kick fell short.

2013 Tied career-best with 7 touchbacks vs. Philadelphia (12/15)...Missed 1 FG from under 50 yards on the season, a 44-yarder at Wembley Stadium vs. Pittsburgh (9/29)...In consecutive games at Green Bay (11/24) and vs. Chicago (12/1), played a key role in a pair of overtime games...Kicked 3rd career game-winner vs. Chicago (12/1), winning the game with a 34-yarder in the 23-20 win after knotting the game at 20-20 with a 30-yard FG with :20 left in the game...Went season-high 6-of-6 on PATs in 48-30 win over playoff-bound Philadelphia (12/15), setting the franchise record for most offensive points scored in the Metrodome...Hit 4-of-4 FGs, including a 35-yarder in OT to tie game at Green Bay (11/24) that ended in a 26-26 deadlock for the Vikings 1st tie since 1978...Notched season-best 14 points in game at Green Bay (11/24)...Connected on 50th career FG at Seattle (11/17), booting a 45-yarder to reach the milestone...Scored 10 points in Vikings win vs. Washington (11/7) on Thursday Night Football...Missed 1st PAT of career at Dallas (11/3)...Set NFL record with 12th consecutive 50+ FG and set Vikings record when he connected on a 54-yarder at Wembley Stadium during International Series game vs. Pittsburgh (9/29)...Tied Vikings record with 11th career 50+ FG in season opener at Detroit (9/8) when he connected on a 52-yard FG and notched 5 touchbacks...Had season-high 3-of-3 FG day at Chicago (9/15).

2012 Posted best rookie kicking debut in NFL history and re-wrote Vikings record book...Earned 1st-Team AP All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors...Tabbed as NFC Special Teams Player of the Week 3 times during season...In 1st career game, kicked 55-yard FG to tie opener vs. Jacksonville (9/9) and send game to OT, then kicking game-winner in OT from 38 yards out...Set Vikings and NFL record with 10 FGs of 50+ yards on the season...Set team record with 53 touchbacks on kickoffs...Set club rookie record with 141 points and ranked 2nd in team single-season scoring...Tied Vikings record and led NFL in 2012 with 35 FGs made...Tied team record for longest FG with 56-yarder at Houston (12/23)...Tied for 3rd in Vikings history with 5 FGs made at St. Louis (12/16).

COLLEGE Named to Georgia’s Team of the Decade…Set NCAA record with at least 1 FG in 45 games…His 412 points is a Georgia and SEC record and is also ranked 2nd in NCAA history…Holds Georgia record with 184 career PATs…Set school record for consecutive PATS made when he made the opening 119 of his career…Against Coastal Carolina in 2011, made a career-long 56-yard FG…Appeared in the 2011 East-West Shrine Game...Semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award in 2010…Named All-SEC 1st Team by conference’s coaches in 2010.

PREP Attended Cardinals Gibbons High School in Boca Raton, FL…USA Today All-USA 1st-Team Offense…Named Class AAA 2007 All-State 2nd-Team offense…Appeared in 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Made 14-of-20 FGs, including 2 from 59 yards and 30-of-31 PATs as a senior.

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