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Jeff Locke
P #18
Height:
6-0
Weight:
195
Age:
26
College:
UCLA
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 216 9,380 8,375 65 43.4 38.8 1 7 31 67 14 60 104 725 1
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 @SF L 3-20 4 150 150 44 37.5 37.5 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
2 DET W 26-16 3 134 132 53 44.7 44 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 0
3 SD W 31-14 4 165 165 60 41.3 41.3 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0
4 @DEN L 20-23 5 217 215 54 43.4 43 0 0 0 3 0 4 1 2 0
6 KC W 16-10 4 181 137 50 45.3 34.3 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 24 0
7 @DET W 28-19 2 90 81 50 45 40.5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 9 0
8 @CHI W 23-20 4 134 131 37 33.5 32.8 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 3 0
9 STL W 21-18 8 334 287 61 41.8 35.9 0 1 2 1 1 0 4 27 0
10 @OAK W 30-14 3 143 121 53 47.7 40.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
11 GB L 13-30 6 245 216 48 40.8 36 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 9 0
12 @ATL W 20-10 2 95 78 52 47.5 39 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 17 0
13 SEA L 7-38 7 281 255 47 40.1 36.4 0 1 2 2 0 0 4 26 0
14 @ARI L 20-23 2 91 87 49 45.5 43.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
15 CHI W 38-17 3 129 109 53 43 36.3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
16 NYG W 49-17 4 162 150 52 40.5 37.5 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 12 0
17 @GB W 20-13 5 195 180 52 39 36 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 15 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. 

• Is the highest drafted punter in Vikings history (155th overall) and the 6th punter chosen in team history. 

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

OFF THE FIELD Teammates at UCLA with current Vikings teammate LB Anthony Barr...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…His father is a member of the Air Force and he enjoys military history books…Was born in Frankfurt, Germany and has lived in Kansas and Arizona.

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. 

• Is the highest drafted punter in Vikings history (155th overall) and the 6th punter chosen in team history. 

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

OFF THE FIELD Teammates at UCLA with current Vikings teammate LB Anthony Barr...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…His father is a member of the Air Force and he enjoys military history books…Was born in Frankfurt, Germany and has lived in Kansas and Arizona.

PRO 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…Joined former UCLA teammate LB Anthony Barr in Minnesota…Was the 1st P/K selected in the 2013 NFL Draft...Only 8 punters have been selected higher since 2003.

2015 Punted and handled holding duties on FGs and PATS for all 16 games of the 2015 regular season and Wild Card game vs. Seattle…Punted the ball 66 times averaging 41.6 yards per punt (38.1 net average)…Pinned opponents behind their own 20-yard line 23 time and recorded 5 TBs…Had 3 punts downed inside the 20-yard line in two games this season, at Denver (10/4) and at Chicago (11/1).

2014 Punted and handled holding duties and FGs and PATs for all 16 games of the 2014 season...Booted a season-long 62-yard punt against Atlanta (9/28)...Recorded at least 1  50-yard punt in 14 of his 16 games for the second-consecutive season...Posted 2 games with 60+ yard punts...Kicked the exact same number of punts as his rookie campaign but recorded two more yards than his inaugural season...Placed 21 kicks inside the 20-yard line and recorded 20 punts of 50+ yards...Ranked 23rd in the NFL for punting avg. and 10th in the NFC with a 44.2 avg.

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 punting average...Finished 3rd in team rookie history with a 39.2 net average...Placed 23 punts inside the 20-yard line and only allowed 3 touchbacks on the season.

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)…Semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award in 2 of his 4 seasons as a Bruin…1st-Team All-Pac-12 as selected by the coaches in 2012, 2nd-Team All-Pac-12 in 2009, ‘10…Was an honorable mention for All-American by SI.com in ‘12…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-yard line (21 at or inside the opponent’s 10-yard line)…Averaged 43.3 yards per punt in 2012…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 with a punting average of 45.8 which ranked 2nd all-time in Bruins history…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…Set school records for most FGs in a season (11), longest punt (71 yards) and longest FG (63, a state record)…Also participated in soccer, earning 3 letters…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.