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Blair Walsh
K #3
Height:
5-10
Weight:
192
Age:
24
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

FGA
6
FGM
5
PCT
83.3
LNG
52
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesOverall FGsOverall FgsPATKickoffs
GGSBlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
TOTAL 2 56 74 66 89.2 85 84 98.8 0 183 66.1 108 72 26.3
2014 MIN 3 0 1 52 6 5 83.3 5 5 100 0 13 65.7 12 1 26
2013 MIN 16 0 0 54 30 26 86.7 44 43 97.7 0 84 64.2 43 38 28.2
2012 MIN 16 0 1 56 38 35 92.1 36 36 100 0 86 68.1 53 33 24.1
Recent Games
WKOppResultOverall FGsPATKickoffs
BlkLngFG AttFGMPctXP AttXPMPctBlkKOAvgTBRetAvg
1 @STL W 34-6 0 52 2 2 100 4 4 100 0 7 66.3 6 1 --
2 NE L 7-30 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 100 0 2 65 2 0 --
3 @NO L 9-20 0 40 3 3 100 0 0 -- 0 4 65 4 0 --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2012 (16/0, 1/0), 2013 (16/0). Total-32/0, 1/0.

  • • Had best debut season by a kicker in NFL history, setting League record with 10 FGs of 50+ and 3 of 50+ in a game, matching Vikings record for longest FG with a 56-yarder and setting team record with 53 touchbacks on kickoffs. 
  • • Is the 1st K drafted by the Vikings since 1978.    

OFF THE FIELD Majored in speech communication…Avid golfer…Sister is currently attending Georgia on a golf scholarship...Brother played soccer at Harvard…Started a teen volunteer program with his brother called “Hospice and Home Care”…Enjoys surfing in California and Florida.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2012 (16/0, 1/0), 2013 (16/0). Total-32/0, 1/0.

  • • Had best debut season by a kicker in NFL history, setting League record with 10 FGs of 50+ and 3 of 50+ in a game, matching Vikings record for longest FG with a 56-yarder and setting team record with 53 touchbacks on kickoffs. 
  • • Is the 1st K drafted by the Vikings since 1978.    

OFF THE FIELD Majored in speech communication…Avid golfer…Sister is currently attending Georgia on a golf scholarship...Brother played soccer at Harvard…Started a teen volunteer program with his brother called “Hospice and Home Care”…Enjoys surfing in California and Florida.

HONORS 2012 Pro Bowl honoree...Named 2012 1st-Team All-Pro by Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly/PFWA...Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Jacksonville (9/9/12), vs. St. Louis (12/16/12) and vs. Green Bay (12/30/12)...NFC Special Teams Player of the Month in December 2012.

PRO Burst onto scene as a rookie with record-setting season...Set NFL record with 10 FGs of 50+, breaking old record of 8 in a season held by Jason Hanson (2008) and Morten Andersen (1995)...Tied NFL record with 3 FGs of 50+ in a game at St. Louis (12/16/12)...Tied Vikings career-long with a 56-yd FG at Houston (12/23)...Set Vikings single-season touchbacks record with 53, FGs by a rookie with 35, rookie scoring with 141 points, tied FGs in a season with 35 and is 2nd in team history for season scoring with 141 points...Set NFL record for rookie FG percentage at 92.1 (35/38)...Finished season 2nd in NFL history for rookie scoring with 141 points, trailing Kevin Butler’s 144 in 1985...Is already 2nd in Vikings history in career 50+ FGs with 10, trailing Ryan Longwell’s 11...Selected in 6th Round (#175 overall) in 2012…Becomes the 6th kicker ever drafted by the Vikings and the 1st since 1978…The 3rd kicker selected in the 2012 NFL Draft.

2013 Tied career-best with 7 touchbacks vs. Philadelphia (12/15)...Missed 1 FG from under 50 yards on the season, a 44-yarder at Wembley Stadium vs. Pittsburgh (9/29)...In consecutive game at Green Bay and vs. Chicago, played a key role in a pair of overtime games...Kicked 3rd career game-winner vs. Chicago (12/1), winning the game with a 34-yarder in the 23-20 win after knotting the game at 20-20 with a 30-yard FG with :20 left in the game...Went season-high 6-of-6 on PATs in 48-30 win over playoff-bound Philadelphia, setting the franchise record for most offensive points scored in the Metrodome...Hit 4-of-4 FGS, including a 35-yarder in OT to tie game at Green Bay (11/24) that ended in a 26-26 deadlock for the Vikings 1st tie since 1978...Notched season-best 14 points in game at Green Bay (11/24)...Connected on 50th career FG at Seattle (11/17), booting a 45-yarder to reach the milestone...Scored 10 points in Vikings win vs. Washington (11/7) on Thursday Night Football...Missed 1st PAT of career at Dallas (11/3)...Set NFL record with 12th consecutive 50+ FG and set Vikings record when he connected on a 54-yarder at Wembley Stadium during International Series game vs. Pittsburgh (9/29)...Tied Vikings record with 11th career 50+ FG in season opener at Detroit (9/8) when he connected on a 52-yard FG and notched 5 touchbacks...Had season-high 3-of-3 FG day at Chicago (9/15).

2012 Posted best rookie kicking debut in NFL history and re-wrote Vikings record book...Earned 1st-Team AP All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors...Tabbed as NFC Special Teams Player of the Week 3 times during season...In 1st career game, kicked 55-yard FG to tie opener vs. Jacksonville (9/9) and send game to OT, then kicking game-winner in OT from 38 yards out...Set Vikings and NFL record with 10 FGs of 50+ yards on the season...Set team record with 53 touchbacks on kickoffs...Set club rookie record with 141 points and ranked 2nd in team single-season scoring...Tied Vikings record and led NFL in 2012 with 35 FGs made...Tied team record for longest FG with 56-yarder at Houston (12/23)...Tied for 3rd in Vikings history with 5 FGs made iat St. Louis (12/16).

COLLEGE Named to Georgia’s Team of the Decade…Set NCAA record with at least 1 FG in 45 games…His 412 points is a Georgia and SEC record and is also ranked 2nd in NCAA history…Holds Georgia record with 184 career PATs…Set school record for consecutive PATS made when he made the opening 119 of his career…Against Coastal Carolina in 2011, made a career-long 56-yard FG…Appeared in the 2011 East-West Shrine Game...Semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award in 2010…Named ALL-SEC 1st Team by conference’s coaches in 2010.

PREP Attended Cardinals Gibbons High School in Boca Raton, FL…USA Today All-USA 1st-Team Offense…Named Class AAA 2007 Florida Sports Writers Association All-State 2nd-Team offense…Appeared in 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Made 14-of-20 FGs, including two from 59 yards and 30-of-31 PATs as a senior.

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