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Jeff Locke
P #18
Height:
6-0
Weight:
195
Age:
26
College:
UCLA
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

PUNTS
17
AVG
42.6
LNG
62
IN 20
9
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 233 10,105 9,064 65 43.4 38.9 1 7 35 76 15 68 108 741 1
2016 MIN 3 0 17 725 689 62 42.6 40.5 0 0 4 9 1 8 4 16 0
2015 MIN 16 0 66 2,746 2,494 61 41.6 37.8 0 3 8 23 5 21 29 152 0
2014 MIN 16 0 75 3,318 2,943 62 44.2 38.7 1 2 9 21 6 19 39 255 0
2013 MIN 16 0 75 3,316 2,938 65 44.2 39.2 0 2 14 23 3 20 36 318 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 @TEN W 25-16 3 113 99 51 37.7 33 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 14 0
2 GB W 17-14 7 273 271 50 39 38.7 0 0 1 5 0 5 1 2 0
3 @CAR W 22-10 7 339 319 62 48.4 45.6 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 0 0

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BIOGRAPHY

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

     16/0                   48/0                      1/0

• Set a Vikings rookie record with 75 punts, ranked 2nd with 23 punts inside the 20, ranked 2nd with a 44.2 gross punting average and ranked 3rd in team history with a 39.2 net average in 2013. 

• Was born in Germany while his father was stationed there with the U.S. Air Force. 

OFF THE FIELD Takes an active role in helping give back to U.S. military veterans, frequently visiting the VA hospital...Along with K Blair Walsh, makes weekly visits to a local children’s hospital...Took part in Longest Day of Golf through Tee It Up for the Troops to benefit the troops in 2015 and 2016, playing 70 and 85 holes respectively...Appeared on the UCLA honor roll each year from 2008-2012…Was a 3-year representative on UCLA’s student-athlete advisory council…Graduated with a degree in economics…Has interest in going back to school to earn his MBA and run his own business…Earned 1st-Team All-Pac 12 academic honors in 2012, was named 2nd-Team twice… Presented with the Athletic Director’s Academic Excellence Award in 2012…Selected as UCLA’s 2011-12 Male Student-Athlete of the Year…Enjoys military history books…Was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and has lived in Kansas and Arizona.

PRO Holds Vikings career record with 38.8 net punting average (min. 100 punts) and ranks 4th in team history with a 43.4 gross average (min. 100 punts)...Has only had 14 career touchbacks in 216 punts, a touchback mark of 6.5%, the 3rd-fewest in club history (min. 100 punts)...Ranked 2nd in Vikings rookie history with a 44.2 gross punting average in 2013 and ranked 3rd in team history with a 39.2 net average...Selected in 5th round (#155 overall), the highest-selected punter in Vikings history…Joins several former UCLA teammates with Vikings...The 1st P/K selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.

2015 Punted 66 times on the season and handled all holding duties on FGs and PATs for the NFC North champions...Held for K Blair Walsh as he led the NFL with 34 FGs made on the season...Had season-best 44.0 net average vs. Detroit (9/20)...Season-high 47.7 gross average came at Oakland (11/15)...Booted season-long 61-yarder vs. St. Louis...Played in 1st career playoff action in Wild Card game vs. Seattle (1/10/16).

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

     16/0                   48/0                      1/0

• Set a Vikings rookie record with 75 punts, ranked 2nd with 23 punts inside the 20, ranked 2nd with a 44.2 gross punting average and ranked 3rd in team history with a 39.2 net average in 2013. 

• Was born in Germany while his father was stationed there with the U.S. Air Force. 

OFF THE FIELD Takes an active role in helping give back to U.S. military veterans, frequently visiting the VA hospital...Along with K Blair Walsh, makes weekly visits to a local children’s hospital...Took part in Longest Day of Golf through Tee It Up for the Troops to benefit the troops in 2015 and 2016, playing 70 and 85 holes respectively...Appeared on the UCLA honor roll each year from 2008-2012…Was a 3-year representative on UCLA’s student-athlete advisory council…Graduated with a degree in economics…Has interest in going back to school to earn his MBA and run his own business…Earned 1st-Team All-Pac 12 academic honors in 2012, was named 2nd-Team twice… Presented with the Athletic Director’s Academic Excellence Award in 2012…Selected as UCLA’s 2011-12 Male Student-Athlete of the Year…Enjoys military history books…Was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and has lived in Kansas and Arizona.

PRO Holds Vikings career record with 38.8 net punting average (min. 100 punts) and ranks 4th in team history with a 43.4 gross average (min. 100 punts)...Has only had 14 career touchbacks in 216 punts, a touchback mark of 6.5%, the 3rd-fewest in club history (min. 100 punts)...Ranked 2nd in Vikings rookie history with a 44.2 gross punting average in 2013 and ranked 3rd in team history with a 39.2 net average...Selected in 5th round (#155 overall), the highest-selected punter in Vikings history…Joins several former UCLA teammates with Vikings...The 1st P/K selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.

2015 Punted 66 times on the season and handled all holding duties on FGs and PATs for the NFC North champions...Held for K Blair Walsh as he led the NFL with 34 FGs made on the season...Had season-best 44.0 net average vs. Detroit (9/20)...Season-high 47.7 gross average came at Oakland (11/15)...Booted season-long 61-yarder vs. St. Louis...Played in 1st career playoff action in Wild Card game vs. Seattle (1/10/16).

2014 Punted and handled holding duties on FGs and PATs for all 16 games...Booted a season-long 62-yard punt against Atlanta (9/28)...Recorded a 50+ yard punt in 14 of his 16 games for the 2nd-consecutive season...Kicked the exact same number of punts as his rookie campaign...Placed 21 kicks inside the 20-yard line, recorded 20 punts of 50+ yards and posted 2 boots of 60+ yards.

2013 Punted and handled holding duties on FGs and PATs for all 16 games as a rookie...Registered at least 1 50-yard punt in 14 of his 16 games and had 24 punts of 50+ for the season...Held on Blair Walsh’s NFL-record 12th consecutive FG of 50+ yards at Wembley Stadium vs. Pittsburgh (9/29) during International Series game, a 54-yarder...Handled kickoff duties for Blair Walsh vs. Carolina (10/13)...Ranked 2nd in team rookie history with a 44.2 gross punting average...Finished 3rd in team rookie history with a 39.2 net average.

COLLEGE Appeared in 53 games at UCLA…Won back-to-back Pac-12 South Division Championships in 2011-12…Served as a special teams co-captain in 2012…Handled punting and kicking duties for UCLA…Ranks 2nd in UCLA history in punts (275), yardage (12,163) and punting average (44.23)…1st-Team All-Pac-12 as selected by the coaches in 2012, 2nd-Team All-Pac-12 in 2009, ‘10…Selected to play in the Senior Bowl…Named to The Sporting News All-Freshman team…As a senior, led Pac 12 punters with 35 punts inside the 20 (21 at or inside the opponent’s 10-yard line)…Ranked 5th in the nation in gross punting average (44.3) in 2011…Earned the UCLA Tommy Prothro award in ’11 for the Outstanding Special Teams Player, also shared the honor in 2009, ‘10…In 2010, ranked 1st in the Pac-10 and 4th in the NCAA in punting average…Recorded a career-long 81-yard punt at Arizona in 2009…Did not see action in 2008 as a redshirt.

PREP A 4-year letterman at Mountain Ridge HS in Glendale, AZ…Played WR, K and P…Was a Parade All-American, EA Sports 1st-Team All-American and ranked as the #1 kicker coming out of HS by ESPN.com…Appeared in the Under Armour All-American Game…As a senior, was selected All-Arizona and 1st-Team All-State…Team captain as a senior and named 5A all-state as a K…Standout in soccer…Named All-Region in soccer in the 3 years that he participated…Selected as 2nd-Team All-State as a junior and Region Player of the Year.