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10 Fun Facts About Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on January 11, 2016

Blair Walsh has been one of the better kickers in the NFL during his short career and has done a lot that both he and Vikings fans can be proud of.

Here is a look at 10 fun facts about the kicker of the Minnesota Vikings, Blair Walsh.

Big Time!

In high school, Blair Walsh twice made field goals from 59 yards away.

Impressive!

Coming out of high school, Blair Walsh was named All-USA First Team by USA Today and a top-5 kicker in the country by ESPN.com.

Everyone Needs A Nickname

While in college at the University of Georgia, Blair Walsh’s nickname was the “Athens Assassin”.

The History Of That Number

Blair Walsh wears jersey number 3 for the Minnesota Vikings. Other Vikings players who have worn that number over the years include Rhett Bomar, Jeff George, Rich Karlis, Eddie Murray, and Jan Stenerud.

What A Debut!

In rookie Blair Walsh’s very first game with the Vikings in 2012, a three point win over the Jaguars, he went four for four on field goal attempts, making three in the fourth quarter and then the game winner in overtime.

10!

As a rookie in 2012, Blair Walsh made 10 field goals from 50 yards away or more.

Three Times?

Blair Walsh was named the NFL Special Teams Player of the Week three times during his rookie season in 2012, in weeks 1, 15, and 17.

Tough Guy!

In a 23-20 Vikings win over the Bears in 2013, not only did Blair Walsh win the game with a field goal in overtime, he was also credited with his first career NFL tackle. It happened on the last possession of the game, he kicked the ball off and it was returned by Devin Hester for 57 yards before he was tackled by Walsh, eventually sending the game into overtime.

Overtime Victims

The first four teams Blair Walsh would kick overtime field goals against for the win were the Jaguars, Packers, Bears, and Rams.

Two Left To Go

As of 2016, the only two NFL opponents Blair Walsh had not made field goals against were the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots.

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