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This is a 2023 photo of Khyiris Tonga of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team.  This image reflects the Minnesota Vikings active roster as of Thursday, Aug 31 when this image was taken.  (AP Photo)

Khyiris Tonga

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#95

Experience: 3 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 27

Weight: 338 lbs

College: BYU

2023 SEASON

  • Solo
    8
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
    --
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WK OPP RESULT TKL AST COMBINED SOLO SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
1 Buccaneers L 17 - 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Eagles L 28 - 34
3 Chargers L 24 - 28
4 @Panthers W 21 - 13
5 Chiefs L 20 - 27
6 @Bears W 19 - 13 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
7 49ers W 22 - 17
8 @Packers W 24 - 10
9 @Falcons W 31 - 28 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 Saints W 27 - 19
11 @Broncos L 20 - 21 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
12 Bears L 10 - 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Raiders W 3 - 0
15 @Bengals L 24 - 27
16 Lions L 24 - 30
17 Packers L 10 - 33 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 0
18 @Lions L 20 - 30 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS TKL AST COMBINED SOLO SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2021 Chicago Bears 15 2 10 14 24 10 0 0 0 0 1
2022 Minnesota Vikings 11 2 12 16 28 10 0.5 0 4 0
2023 Minnesota Vikings 14 2 9 6 15 8 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 40 6 31 36 67 28 0.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Biography

Khyiris Tonga, whose first name is pronounced KYE-ris, signs to Minnesota's active roster after spending time on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad. The West Valley, Utah, native was an original seventh-round (250th overall) draft pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2021 NFL Draft. As a rookie in 2021, Tonga appeared in 15 games, making two starts, and tallied 24 total tackles (10 solo), 1.0 tackle for a loss and one fumble recovery, before being waived by the club on Aug. 31, 2022. Tonga finished his collegiate tenure appearing in 50 games, registering 130 tackles, 15.0 tackles for a loss, 12 pass breakups, 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

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