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

Vikes

Coller: What's left to watch for Vikings fans?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

trick-or-treating, Halloween

Traditional trick-of-treating a no-no, but MDH say there are ways to make it safer

There are safer ways to do trick-or-treating than going door-to-door, health officials say.

android sanitizing station CBP

Officers seize 440 fake hand-sanitizing stations at International Falls port

If the items were legitimate, they would have been worth more than $1 million.

Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 3.13.09 PM

Jason Lewis discharged from the hospital after life-threatening hernia

Lewis will return to his home in Woodbury to recover.

voting sign

Backlash as Trump campaign, MPD union seek retired cops to act as 'poll challengers'

The Secretary of State says targeting a "problem area" is unlawful.

train car BNSF, grain hopper

Woman fatally struck by train in west-central Minnesota

The woman's identity has not been released.

Screen Shot 2020-10-29 at 6.52.02 AM

Target reveals its first Black Friday deals; month-long discounts planned

The retailer is staggering its sales to make it easier to shoppers to plan amid COVID-19.

Sergio Romo

Twins decline 2021 option on Sergio Romo

The Twins begin a potential overhaul in the bullpen.

high school football

'Scalpel approach' gives MN schools chance to keep playing sports

County infection rates are no longer the only thing that matters.

CJ-AHyggeHoliday-Photo2

With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

Cameron Dantzler

Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.

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.

Jim Klobuchar: Peterson powers Viking revival

Journalist Jim Kloubchar give his take on the Vikings' 34-24 win over Detroit Sunday.

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.