Stanford Kicker Nate Whitaker Signs With The Vikings

UDFA K Nate Whitaker (Stanford) has signed with the Vikings. It is interesting to me that the Vikings sign a kicker, assuming they’d want to re-sign Ryan Longwell. I think Longwell will end up getting re-signed. Think of Whitaker as a “Plan B”.

Also, Utah running back Matt Asiata has signed with the Vikings as well.

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12 Responses to “Stanford Kicker Nate Whitaker Signs With The Vikings”

  1. Tomb... says:

    I dunno. I’m worried Longwell’s kickoffs will barely cross midfield this year. He’s not exactly a powerhouse of a leg these days.

  2. Cat says:

    Whitaker need not be plan “B.” He’s an A+ kicker with an amazing leg. He’s accurate, has great air time, and I have a feeling he’ll win the spot.

  3. [...] this fairytale has become a reality today- just one day after the NFL Lockout. Nate has been signed to the Minnesota Vikings and will be competing for the starting kicker’s position this summer in Mankato, [...]

  4. bballpro says:

    I saw Whitaker kick at all the Stanford home games during the last 2 years. He consistently gets into the end zone or goal line with his kick-offs, even after much work with point-afters and field goals. Much better than average endurance to repeat his kicks.

  5. mark says:

    be on the look out for nate…hes a bad ass kicker…he’s my neighbors son..great kid…also be on the look out for his little brother eric another bad ass kicker at stanford university…..im proud of the whitaker brothers…

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