5 Things to Know About New Vikings Punter Ryan Quigley


The Vikings announced Monday that the club signed punter Ryan Quigley.

The New Jersey native is 27 years old and has played in 51 career games.

Here are five things to know about Quigley:

1. Not his first rodeo

An undrafted free agent out of Boston College, Quigley is entering his fifth professional season. He has played for the Chicago Bears, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals.

2. Special teams stats

Quigley has 259 career punts for an average of 44.6 yards per punt and a net average of 39.6 yards per punt. He has a career long of 69 yards and has landed a total of 84 of his punts inside the 20-yard line.

3. More than a punter

Quigley has howed off his athleticism in previous years. He completed a 38-yard pass in 2014 on his only career attempt, and then kicked four extra points with the Jets in 2015.

4. Record setter

Quigley enjoyed a solid career at Boston College and is the school’s all-time leader in punt attempts with 283. He racked up 11,418 total punting yards over his four-year career with the Eagles.

5. Three-sport star

Besides football, Quigley also played basketball and soccer in high school. He won North Myrtle Beach's Top Male Student-Athlete Award in 2008. He also excelled on the football field and was the 2007 Statewide Special Teams Player of the Year from the South Carolina Football Coaches Association.

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