Jim Kleinsasser

With Jim Kleinsasser’s 13 year NFL career coming to a close on Sunday, a lot of nice things have been written and said about him in the last couple of weeks.

With the average NFL career lasting less than three years, this is a remarkable feat for the Carrington, ND farm kid.  And he’s walking away from the game a healthy man and a wealthy man.

So here’s my wish for Kleinsasser:  Should the Vikings somehow manage to get the ball down to the one or two yard line, fake a hand off to Adrian Peterson Toby Gerhardt and then have #40 slip out the back door for the wide open touchdown pass.  Like the one he caught in the movie “50 First Dates.”  I think that would be a fitting end for a guy who received very little of the spotlight and I’m sure his teammates would appreciate it.

2 thoughts on “Jim Kleinsasser

  1. Reggie,

    Once a year, usually in the spring, I drive to Cando and Carrington to honor Dave Osborn and Jimmy Kleinsasser. Both good North Dakota kids!

    Ditch

  2. Everyone kept asking Kleinsasser the same questions during the last two weeks. I wanted to know, while growing up in Carrington, did he ever imagine that his name would be in a line in an Adam Sandler movie (50 First Dates)?

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