Skip to main content

After 13-years with the Vikings, Jim Kleinsasser finally gets the spotlight

It's not often that a 13-year NFL veteran with six career touchdowns has the spotlight on him, but that's exactly what Jim Kleinsasser will have in his final NFL game this Sunday. Kleinsasser says he's sure he will get emotional on the field at some point, and that leaving the locker room for the last time will be "tough." However, the 34-year old is glad he's "walking away" with his head and legs intact.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

It's not often that a 13-year NFL veteran with six career touchdowns has the spotlight on him, but that's exactly what Jim Kleinsasser will have in his final NFL game this Sunday. Kleinsasser says he's sure he will get emotional on the field at some point, and that leaving the locker room for the last time will be "tough." However, the 34-year old is glad he's "walking away" with his head and legs intact.

Next Up

2019_1229_Bears_Home_0831

Ryan Poles picking Chicago creates battle of the rebuilds with Vikings

Both of the Vikings' GM finalists land in the same division looking to return to relevancy.

David Ortiz

Twins congratulate David Ortiz on HOF induction, it ends badly

Twins fans haven't forgotten the biggest mistake in franchise history.

Snowmobile tracks Any Arthur Flickr

Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?

There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.

T Kline Robbinsdale City Council

Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100

The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.

20211010_Vikings_Lions_REG05_0560

What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?

Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30

vehicle car

String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

kid hospital doctor

Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN

As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.

ice fishing close unsplash

'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake

A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.

Related

After 13 years with Vikes, retiring Kleinsasser says he's 'blessed'

Tight end Jim Kleinsasser wrapped up a 13-year career with Minnesota Sunday in the Vikings' 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears. Afterwards, he told reporters he felt "like the most blessed man in the world."

Kleinsasser retiring after the season

Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser confirmed today that he will retire at the end of the season. Kleinsasser, in his 13th season with the Vikings, was a second round draft pick from North Dakota in 1999. He started his career with Minnesota as a fullback before becoming one of the league's top blocking tight ends.

Kleinsasser likely retiring?

Jim Kleinsasser may be down to his final two games with the Minnesota Vikings. The tight end is in 13th season with the Vikings, and Visanthe Shiancoe believes it will be Kleinsasser's last.

Vikings plan to send Kleinsasser out 'the right way'

Coach Leslie Frazier says there’s a plan in place Sunday to honor tight end Jim Kleinsasser, who is retiring after 13 years with the Vikings. Frazier says if Minnesota is on the Bears’ one-yard-line, Chicago will have to figure out how to stop No. 40.

Vikings minicamp: Secondary in spotlight

Vikings blogger Bo Mitchell makes the case that the purple need to figure out -- between now and the start of the 2012 season -- how to fix a historically bad secondary.

Fred Zamberletti won't be at Vikings game for first time in 51-years

He's the iron man of NFL team doctors -- or any employee for that matter. Fred Zamberletti has attended every Vikings game in franchise history, but his streak of 1,049 straight games will come to end this week. The 79-year old hasn't felt well recently and didn't make the trip to Washington, according to a team source.

Vikings vs. Broncos: Week 13 preview

The Tim Tebow show heads to Minneapolis, where the playoff-hopeful Denver Broncos hope to stomp on the 2-9 Vikings. Minnesota will likely struggle with depth as they are dealing with a bunch of untimely injuries.