Cullen Loeffler life and biography

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Cullen Loeffler biography

Date of birth : 1981-01-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Washington, D.C.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-21
Credited as : Football player NFL, long snapper for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Cullen Loeffler is a National Football League long snapper for the Minnesota Vikings.

• Won the Vikings’ long snapping job as a rookie free agent in 2004 and has handled every special teams snap since.
• Snapped on 4 of the 5 longest FGs in Vikings history.

OFF THE FIELD One of the most active Vikings players in the Twin Cities community…Is an avid hunter and fisherman, especially enjoys fly fishing…Spends offseason in Austin, TX...Dabbles in metallurgy…Member of the Big 12 Academic Honor Roll 4 times during his time at Texas…Played for Golden Gophers coach Tim Brewster at Texas...Married during 2006 offseason to Jardin, the couple have a daughter, Landyn, and are expecting again in summer 2010.

Delivered the ball in pressure-packed situations and has been critical to several game-winning FGs and record-setting performances by Vikings specialists...Has handled all long-snapping duties from 2004-09, playing in all 96 regular season and 5 playoff games…Has 22 special teams tackles in his 6 seasons...Won the long-snapping position in 2004 training camp…Originally signed by the Vikings on 5/3/04.

Snapped on every special teams play during the regular season and both playoff games...Helped Longwell set a career-best with 132 points and 26-of-28 (92.9%) FG performance...Longwell’s 132 points ranks tied for 2nd-most in a season in Vikings history...Longwell booted career-best 16 straight FGs from game at St. Louis (10/11) through game vs. Cincinnati (12/13), the 4th-longest streak in Vikings history...Snapped on a pair of 52-yard Longwell FGs, helping him set Vikings record for most career 50+ yarders made with 9...Tied career-best with 5 special teams tackles.

Handled long-snapping duties in all 16 games and the Wild Card Playoff vs. Philadelphia (1/4/09)…Delivered the ball to Longwell and Kluwe, who both set team records for single-season and single-game performances…Snapped for Longwell’s team-record 6 FGs of 50+ yards and his 3 game-winning kicks…Helped Kluwe break team records for single-season gross punting average, punts of 50+ yards in a game and punts of 50+ yards in a season…Contributed to the coverage units with career-high 5 special teams tackles.

Helped P Chris Kluwe set team records for most punts inside the 20 in a season with 34 and most punts of 50+ yards in a season with 29...Snapped on Ryan Longwell’s game-winning 55-yard FG at Chicago (10/14), tied for the 2nd-longest FG in team history...Notched 3 tackles on special teams.

Played in every game and handled all of the long-snapping duties…Snapped on Ryan Longwell’s game-winning 31-yard FG with 1:00 left to play in the season opener at Washington (9/11)…Followed that up the next week by being the snapper for Longwell’s 19-yard FG in OT win over Carolina (9/17) and also on the fake FG that Longwell threw a 16-yard TD pass to Richard Owens

Played in every regular season game, handling all long-snapping duties…Helped Paul Edinger tie a Vikings’ record with 3 FGs of 50+ yards (56, 54, 54)…Snapped on Edinger’s team-record and career-long 56-yard game-winning FG vs. Green Bay (10/23)…Was a part of all 3 game-winning kicks by Edinger…Snapped for rookie punter Chris Kluwe, who led all NFL rookie punters and ended his 1st season ranked 2nd in the NFC and 6th in the NFL with a 44.1-yard average…Helped Kluwe become the only Vikings’ rookie to ever earn a Player of the Month honor when he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September...Led the team with 2 special teams stops at Cincinnati (9/18).

Played in all 16 regular season games and both playoff games as a rookie for the Vikings…Handled longsnapping duties in every game…Recorded a special teams tackle vs. Tennessee (10/24) and at Detroit (12/19) and a stop in the playoffs.

A 3-year letterman for the Longhorns…Handled the majority of snapping duties for his final 3 seasons…Shared UT’s Frank Denius Most Valuable Special Teams Player Award and was also awarded the Longhorn Club Sportsmanship Award and 1 of the Longhorns’ Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Conditioning Awards as a senior in 2003…Played in 11 games and served as the team’s snapper on punts as a junior in 2002 and handled FG/PAT snapping duties for 7 games…Named UT’s Frank Denuis Special Teams Player of the Week after posting a pair of tackles against North Carolina…Played in all 13 games as a sophomore in 2001 handing punt snaps…Saw limited action at TE but did serve on the Longhorns’ kickoff return unit in 2000…Redshirted as a freshman in 1999.

Earned All-District honors at Tom Moore High in Ingram, TX at 4 different positions…Played DE and TE during his opening 3 seasons…Played DE, QB and punted as a senior…Earned All-District honors at DE as a senior…Honorable Mention All-District QB and All-District at punter…All-District TE as a sophomore and junior…A 4-time letterman in football, basketball and participated in state tennis tournament 4 consecutive years...District MVP in basketball.

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