Vikes Blair Walsh named Player of the Week

Eden Prairie, MN (December 30, 2015) – Minnesota Vikings K Blair Walsh was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Weekafter booting the Vikings into the playoffs, while connecting on 5-of-5 FGs, including two 50+ yard FGs in Minnesota’s 49-17 win over the New York Giants.

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This marks the 5th time in Walsh’s career that he has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the most in Vikings history.

Walsh connected on FGs of 32, 52, 22, 53 and 27 yards, accounting for 19 of the Vikings 49 points.

Walsh is the 2nd Viking to be named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week this season and the 8th player to receive the honor under Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer.

Photo by Marilyn Indahl

VIKINGS NAMED NFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK SINCE 2011

2012 Blair Walsh, K @ Houston, 23-6 W  
2012 Blair Walsh, K @ St. Louis, 36-22 W  
2012 Blair Walsh, K vs. Green Bay, 37-34 W  
2013 Cordarrelle Patterson, KOR vs. Green Bay, 44-31 W  
2013 Blair Walsh, K @ Green Bay, 26-26 T  
2014 Adam Thielen, WR vs. Carolina, 31-13 W  
2015 Marcus Sherels, PR @ Chicago, 23-20 W  
2015 Blair Walsh, K vs. N.Y. Giants, 49-17 W    

 

2012-2015 NFL FGs of 50+ Made

Blair Walsh 23/32
Phil Dawson 20/25

 

50+ FGs in a career by Vikings

Blair Walsh 23
Ryan Longwell 11

 

Games with 5+ made FGs by Vikings

Gary Anderson 3
Blair Walsh 3
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