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Ryan Ficken

Assistant Special Teams

Biography

Ryan Ficken enters his 14th season with the Vikings in 2020 and 8th as the club's assistant special teams coach. Previously, Ficken worked with the Vikings WRs from 2009-12.

In 2019, Minnesota saw consistent productivity from a kicking unit that produced 121 points and ended the season (including playoffs) with 22 straight FGs, the longest streak in the NFL to finish out the 2019 season (including playoffs).

The 2018 Vikings were forced to change specialists in-season when veteran Dan Bailey came on to handle the kicking duties starting in the 3rd week of the season.

Veterans led the way for the Vikings special teams units in 2017. Kai Forbath earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors with a career-high 6 FGs vs. Baltimore (10/22/17), the only game in his career with multiple 50+ yard FGs. Forbath also kicked the game-winning 26-yard FG at Chicago (10/9/17). His 53-yard FG in the NFC Divisional Playoff vs. New Orleans (1/14/18) was the longest playoff FG in team history. Punter Ryan Quigley tied an NFL record with allowing 0 touchbacks on any of his punts during the regular season.

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