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Jeff Locke
P #18
Height:
6-0
Weight:
203
Age:
25
College:
UCLA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

PUNTS
58
AVG
44.2
LNG
62
IN 20
14
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 133 5,877 5,171 65 44.2 38.9 0 4 19 37 8 34 68 546 1
2014 MIN 11 0 58 2,561 2,233 62 44.2 38.5 0 2 5 14 5 14 32 228 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 @STL W 34-6 5 237 213 52 47.4 42.6 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 24 0
2 NE L 7-30 5 228 162 57 45.6 32.4 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 66 0
3 @NO L 9-20 4 181 184 57 45.3 46 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 -3 0
4 ATL W 41-28 2 86 70 62 43 35 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 16 0
5 @GB L 10-42 7 304 286 56 43.4 40.9 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 18 0
6 DET L 3-17 7 296 265 48 42.3 37.9 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 31 0
7 @BUF L 16-17 6 284 246 54 47.3 41 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 18 0
8 @TB W 19-13 8 358 281 59 44.8 35.1 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 17 0
9 WAS W 29-26 6 243 222 50 40.5 37 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 0
11 @CHI L 13-21 4 165 148 54 41.3 37 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 17 0
12 GB L 21-24 4 179 156 54 44.8 39 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 23 0

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2013 (16/0) Total- 16/0, 0/0. 

• Set a Vikings rookie record with a 44.2 punting average. Ranked 3rd in team history with a 39.2 net average. 

• Is the highest drafted punter in Vikings history (155th overall). Becomes 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 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…Visited Mattel Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles to speak with patients…Involved with Team Prime Time at UCLA that helped kids with disabilities…Enjoys playing golf and video games when away from football…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.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2013 (16/0) Total- 16/0, 0/0. 

• Set a Vikings rookie record with a 44.2 punting average. Ranked 3rd in team history with a 39.2 net average. 

• Is the highest drafted punter in Vikings history (155th overall). Becomes 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 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…Visited Mattel Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles to speak with patients…Involved with Team Prime Time at UCLA that helped kids with disabilities…Enjoys playing golf and video games when away from football…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 Selected in 5th round (#155 overall), the highest selected punter in Vikings history…Will join former UCLA teammate and 6th round selection G Jeff Baca in Minnesota…Was the 1st P/K selected in the 2013 NFL Draft...Only 8 punters have been selected higher since 2003.

2013 Made his NFL debut on 9/8/13 at Detroit...Handled all holding duties on extra points and field goal attempts...Registered at least 1 50-yard punt in 14 of his 16 games...Handled kickoff duties for Blair Walsh on 10/13/13 vs. Carolina...Set a rookie record with a 44.2 punting average...Finished 3rd in team 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…Was 1-2 in post-season bowl games with his win coming at the EagleBank Bowl in 2009 over Temple…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 following his 2012 season…Named to The Sporting News All-Freshman team…As a senior, led Pac 12 punters with 35 punts IN20 (21 at or inside the opponent’s 10-yard line)…Averaged 43.3 yards per punt in 2012…Tallied 68 TBs on 89 KOs, leading the Pac 12 in 2012…Ranked 5th in the nation in gross punting average (44.3) in 2011…Earned the team’s Tommy Prothro award in ’11 for the Outstanding Special Teams Player, also shared the honor in 2009, ‘10…Against Texas, Locke made the first 2 FGs of his career (51, 49) while adding a season-long 70-yard punt…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…His Bruin squad led the nation in net punting (41.3) in 2010…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 second-team all-state as a junior and Region Player of the Year.

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