Jim Kleinsasser
Player of American football
Jim Kleinsasser
Jimmy Glenn Kleinsasser is a retired American Football player who played fullback, H-back, and tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at North Dakota and played for the Vikings his entire career since being drafted in 1999.
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The People's Champion Fantasy Draft Results
Daily Norseman - over 4 years
The results from The People's Champion fantasy draft are listed below. In my insanity I created this MONSTER of a fantasy league. I had to create a league that was a BEAST! Just like The People's Champion! Jim Kleinsasser outrunning NDSU defense (via PilotC150) This is a big boy league. You have to put your pants on to participate. I am not a fan of having 8 starters or so (including a defense and a kicker) and then a few bench spots. That is too easy. Having to draft 2nd and 3rd string WRs and RBs really tests your knowledge of players in the league. I also do not like having much of a bench. I prefer none at all to be honest. I hate it when you have a player on the bench go "busty" during a week but you miss out on those points. That is lame IMO. If you were smart enough to draft somebody then you should reap the rewards. Otherwise it is pure luck. I think it went very well too. Each pick was 45 seconds so it did not take that long at al ...
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Williams to 'play through' foot pain - Viking Update (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Tight end Jim Kleinsasser also dealt with the painful condition earlier in his career. “We were talking [Monday] about that, actually,” Williams said of Kleinsasser. “Basically, he was saying you're going to have to treat it and treat it basically all
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10 Points: Vikings Vs. Cowboys - The Viking Age
Google News - over 5 years
Kudos also to Jim Kleinsasser who was a mauler in run blocking. Speaking of the run blocking: No it wasn't your imagination, those were pretty nice holes for Adrian Peterson. Bill Musgrave clearly enjoys having both Kleinsasser and Dugan in the mix at
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Vikings best Seahawks, 20-7 | The Republic - The Republic
Google News - over 5 years
As the Vikings took a 13-0 lead after the opening 30 minutes, tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Jim Kleinsasser combined for four receptions and running backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart combined for three of the team's 10 catches. ... - -
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Questions with Bob Sansevere: Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph - Pioneer Press
Google News - over 5 years
Rookie tight end Kyle Rudolph says he s learned a lot about blocking from veteran Vikings teammates Jim Kleinsasser and Jeff Dugan. (PIONEER PRESS FILE PHOTO: CHRIS POLYDOROFF) After Monday's practice, rookie Kyle Rudolph put in some extra time on
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Kleinsasser likes Vikes' new offense - Dickinson Press
Google News - over 5 years
Dreams can come true, and Minnesota Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser can attest to that. MANKATO, Minn. — Dreams can come true, and Minnesota Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser can attest to that. Growing up on a farm in Carrington, young Kleinsasser
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Jim Kleinsasser, The People's Champion - Daily Norseman
Google News - over 5 years
Chris Walsh was that guy for the Vikings for a lot of years, and when he retired, the title of People's Champion was inherited by Jim Kleinsasser. I'm getting this out of the way before we go any further: I've had a man crush on Jim Kleinsasser since
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Vikings have room for Kyle Rudolph - Mankato Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
But Rudolph's skill set and the way the Vikings are expected to place emphasis on tight ends in the game plan almost ensure he'll fit right in with Jim Kleinsasser and Visanthe Shiancoe. “Our tight ends are going to play a huge role in this offense,
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Kleinsasser enters 13th season - KXNet.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Kleinsasser has been with the Vikings for 13 seasons now...which makes him the longest-tenured member of the team. The Carrington native and UND alum has seen a lot in his years in purple...especially a lot of different quarterbacks
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Seattle Seahawks: Deciphering the Changes at Offensive Skill Positions for 2011 - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Bevell used multiple tight end sets in Minnesota as part of a successful running attack, with a bruising blocking tight end in Jim Kleinsasser and a mobile blocker in tight end Jeff Dugan. Furthermore, Bevell and Cable both had talented No
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Backup battles: Offensive snap counts - Viking Update (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Last year, Visanthe Shiancoe (68 percent) and Jim Kleinsasser (49 percent) dominated the snap count at the position, but the Vikings are intrigued with what second-round pick Kyle Rudolph can do. Will his emergence affect the playing time for Shiancoe
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Top 10 Athlete-Celebrity Look-Alikes! Long Lost Relatives - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Kleinsasser of the Minnesota Vikings and Jack Black of Hollywood. Now the two look more alike than the picture shows, but try finding a picture where Jack is head-on like that. The two can certainly pass for brothers for the looks, but I'm not sure
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MARILYN HAGERTY: When life deals you rhubarb, ask friends to make jam - Grand Forks Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Kleinsasser, who played football for the UND Sioux before going on to the Vikings, also came from the Carrington area. I heard people in your state of Arizona can't even smoke cigarettes outdoors now — because of the fire danger
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Minnesota Vikings: 5 Reasons Why Visanthe Shiancoe Will Have a Big Year in 2011 - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
They have two veterans in Visanthe Shiancoe and Jim Kleinsasser, and a new able-bodied rookie in Kyle Rudolph. I think that Shiancoe is definitely in the prime of his career and will not only be the most productive TE for the Vikings, but one of the
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Bills 2010 Film Review: Week 13 At Minnesota (First Half) - Buffalo Rumblings
Google News - over 5 years
Kelsay plays great contain defense on a rollout, but Akin Ayodele can't handle his man at the second level, and Jackson hits Jim Kleinsasser for a gain. Spencer Johnson is driven six yards backwards as Peterson picks up another first down
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Could Veterans Have Additional Value Thanks to the Lockout? - Daily Norseman
Google News - over 5 years
Other players are not quite at the 'too old to continue' point, but are staring at it right in the face in a year or two: Visanthe Shiancoe, Jim Kleinsasser, Steve Hutchinson, and Antoine Winfield, for example. And then, returning to the original point
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Rested Steve Hutchinson feels 'as good as I have' during NFL career - 1500 ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
Although he has not been able to speak with coaches and training staff members, Hutchinson continues to have workouts with Vikings teammates, including running back Toby Gerhart, tight end Jim Kleinsasser, linebackers Chad Greenway, Ben Leber and Heath
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Kleinsasser
    THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 34
    Kleinsasser retired at the end of the 2011 NFL season after 13 seasons with the Vikings.
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    He continued his 13 year career with the Minnesota Vikings in the 2011 season.
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  • 2010
    Age 33
    He demonstrated remarkable durability throughout his career, playing in all 16 games up to 2010, except for missing 15 games because of an ear injury in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007 and 2008 Jimmy Kleinsasser was awarded the USA Today's All Joe Team honoring hard workers and under-recognized players.
  • 2008
    Age 31
    His remarkable blocking skills also paved the way for 7 of the top 8 single-season rushing marks in Vikings History, including Adrian Peterson's team record and NFL leading 1,760 yds in 2008.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 21
    At North Dakota, Kleinsasser was a four-time first-team All-North Central Conference (NCC) pick and in 1998 was the only Division II football player selected as a Gannett News Service All-American.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998, Kleinsasser had 145 receptions for 7010 yards and 1086 rushing yards. Kleinsasser was drafted as a tight end in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 18
    At Carrington High School, Kleinsasser was a starter on the 1995 Class B State Championship basketball team.
    More Details Hide Details In track he has the N.D. Class B State Track and Field Meet records for shot and discus. Kleinsasser attended the University of North Dakota and played for the Fighting Sioux football team from 1995 to 1998 before being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1999. North Dakota was a Division II school at the time.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Age 0
    Born on January 31, 1977.
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