Vikings kicker Blair Walsh gets letters from first grade students
By Adam Carlson
Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh got a huge amount of support from the kids at Northpoint Elementary in Blaine, Minnesota following his playoff miss.
Blair Walsh may have made three field goals in the Minnesota Vikings Wild Card playoff loss, but it was the miss from 27 yards out in the closing moments of the game that will be remembered the most from the game.
Having a defining moment in such a big game for such a struggling franchise is rough. Following the game, Walsh received several threats of personal violence and wishes of ill following the miss, but the Minnesota Vikings kicker found support and condolences from a group of first-graders at Northpoint Elementary in Blaine, Minnesota.
Here is the video from KSTP ABC 5 showing some of the letters Blair Walsh received from the Fox Sports website:
It is great to see the children showing that kind of support. Knowing the road to success sometimes has some bumps is a good lesson for kids everywhere, and Blair Walsh missing that field goal can be a great example of that.
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At 26 years old, Blair Walsh has a long career ahead of him as the Minnesota Viking kicker. He has set numerous franchise records as well as some NFL records because of his ability to kick a football, and this miss should be nothing but a minor hiccup on what should be a successful career.
If only more adults on social media could have the type of compassion and understanding that the children at Northpoint Elementary in Blaine, Minnesota have shown, maybe it would be a much brighter and more encouraging world for people.
Blair Walsh was likely having the worst moment of his life following that miss. He has already expressed that he felt he let everyone down because of it. However, seeing that his teammates and the kids of Minnesota are there to encourage and support him should mean a lot to the Vikings kicker.