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Vikings Agree to Terms Rookie with Kicker Gabe Brkic

K Gabe Brkic
K Gabe Brkic

EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings have added some kicking competition to their specialist group.

Minnesota agreed to terms with former Oklahoma Sooners kicker Gabe Brkic, the team announced Thursday.

As a redshirt junior last season, Brkic made 20 of the 26 field goals he attempted, good for 76.9 percent. He missed just one extra point attempt in 2021, marking the first PAT miss of his collegiate career. In four seasons with the Sooners, Brkic made 159 of 160 total PAT attempts (99.4 percent).

Brkic earned 2021 All-Big 12 Second-Team honors and also was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.

View photos of the Vikings 2022 undrafted free agents the team has agreed to terms with.

He recorded five field goals from 50-plus yards (on seven attempts), which tied for the most in the nation.

A native of Chardon, Ohio, Brkic attended Notre Dame – Cathedral Latin School, where he served as the football team's kicker and punter. As a senior, he was 10-for-15 on field goals and made all 22 extra points. He was rated by Kohl's Kicking as the nation's No. 7 kicker and No. 22 punter in the 2018 class.

Brkic majored in mechanical engineering at Oklahoma.

The Vikings now have two kickers on the roster with voluntary Organized Team Activity practices scheduled to begin later this month.

Brkic joins Greg Joseph, who spent all of last season with Minnesota. Joseph made 33 of the 38 field goals he attempted for the Vikings in 2021. He was 36-for-40 on extra point attempts.

Joseph and Brkic, along with long snapper Andrew DePaola, returning punter Andrew Berry and rookie Ryan Wright, will work with new Vikings Special Teams Coordinator Matt Daniels.

The Vikings released defensive tackle Jordon Scott to create the roster opening for Brkic.