5 Things to Know About Klint Kubiak

EAGAN, Minn. — Klint Kubiak is back in Vikings Purple.

The former Vikings quality control/assistant wide receivers coach has been hired by as Minnesota’s quarterbacks coach, the team announced Monday.

The Vikings promoted Kevin Stefanski from quarterbacks coach (2017-18)/interim offensive coordinator (final three games of 2018) to offensive coordinator last Wednesday.

Kubiak rejoined Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s staff along with his father, Gary Kubiak, who was hired as assistant head coach/offensive advisor, and Brian Pariani, who was hired as the new Vikings tight ends coach.

Here are five things to know about Klint Kubiak, who will turn 33 next month:

1. Previously in Minnesota

Kubiak began his time with the Vikings with Leslie Frazier as the head coach and Bill Musgrave as the offensive coordinator in 2013.

He was retained by Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer in 2014 and worked under former Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner.

2. In the college ranks

Kubiak left the Vikings to become the receivers coach at the University of Kansas in 2015.

It marked a return to the college game for Kubiak, who began his coaching career at Texas A&M.

Kubiak was a quality control/offense coach for Mike Sherman from 2010-11 for the Aggies and was a graduate assistant inside receivers coach for Kevin Sumlin in 2012.

While at Texas A&M, Kubiak earned a master’s degree in human resource development.

3. Back to the NFL

After one season at Kansas, Kubiak was able to join his father in working for the Denver Broncos.

As an offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach, Kubiak worked with Vikings QB Trevor Siemian from 2016-17. Siemian made 24 starts, going 13-11 and completing 495 of 835 passes (59.3 percent) for 5,686 yards and 30 touchdowns in those two seasons.

Kubiak also worked with Kyle Sloter in Denver during the 2017 preseason before the Vikings brought the quarterback to Minnesota.

4. Collegiate career

Kubiak played safety for Colorado State from 2005-09, totaling 187 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, three interceptions and six pass breakups.

Kubiak was able to receive a medical redshirt for the 2007 season that was halted by illness. The Houston native felt ill during pregame warmups before facing the Cougars in his hometown. He was hospitalized in Texas for two nights before returning to Colorado. Kubiak came up with a big interception in 2008 to help the Rams topple the Cougars 28-25.

He was a team captain as a senior and garnered an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

5. Prep standout

Kubiak played receiver and defensive back in high school, starting three seasons at Regis in Denver for former Broncos linebacker Jim Ryan.

He had 12 career interceptions and was named to the All-Colorado Team by the Rocky Mountain News.

Kubiak also played basketball and baseball in high school.

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