Brett Favre jersey won't be retired in 2014

Brett Favre jersey won't be retired in 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis., July 14 (UPI) --Green Bay Packers waiting to retire Brett Favre's jersey out of fear he'll be booed by fans.
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Ex-Packers, Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell retires from NFL

GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Longtime NFL kicker and Green Bay Packers career scoring leader Ryan Longwell has officially retired from the NFL, the team announced Monday.

NFL: Minnesota 24, Carolina 21

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell booted a go-ahead field goal with 2:43 remaining Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings held on for a 24-21 victory over Carolina.
NFL: Detroit 26, Minnesota 23 (OT)

NFL: Detroit 26, Minnesota 23 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Calvin Johnson's 40-yard catch and a Jason Hanson field goal in overtime Sunday handed the Detroit Lions a 26-23 victory over Minnesota.

NFL: Dallas 23, Minnesota 17

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Alan Ball set the tone with a touchdown on a blocked field goal try in the second quarter Saturday and the Dallas Cowboys bested Minnesota 23-17.

NFL: Minnesota 27, Arizona 24 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell's 35-yard field goal in overtime capped a furious Minnesota comeback in which the Vikings rallied for a 27-24 win over Arizona.

NFL: Minnesota 24, Dallas 21

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell booted a 38-yard field goal with 4:05 left in the game Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings hung on for a 24-21 victory over Dallas.
Favre arrives at Minn. Vikings facility

Favre arrives at Minn. Vikings facility

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre arrived at the team's suburban Minneapolis headquarters Tuesday amid speculation he has decided to play this season.

NFL: Minnesota 30, Cincinnati 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson led Minnesota with two touchdowns and the Vikings clinched an NFC playoff berth Sunday with a 30-10 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals.

NFL: Minnesota 36, Chicago 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Brett Favre threw three first-half touchdown passes Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings went on to bury the Chicago Bears 36-10.

NFL: Minnesota 27, Detroit 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns and 133 yards and Brett Favre passed for 344 yards in a 27-10 Minnesota Vikings victory Sunday over the Detroit Lions.

NFL: Minnesota 33, Baltimore 31

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell kicked a late field goal and Minnesota escaped with a 33-31 win over Baltimore Sunday after the Ravens missed a last-second attempt to win.

NFL: Minnesota 13, Indianapolis 3

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Chester Taylor ended the first possession of the game with a 5-yard touchdown run Friday, and Minnesota plodded to a 13-3 exhibition win over Indianapolis.

NFL: Minnesota 20, N.Y. Giants 19

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Minnesota won its first division title in eight years Sunday on Ryan Longwell's 51-yard field goal as time expired in a 20-19 victory over the New York Giants.

NFL: Minnesota 30, Jacksonville 12

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Napoleon Harris's 27-yard fumble return on the game's first play Sunday sent the Minnesota Vikings on their way to a 30-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Ryan Longwell
Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell (8) nails a 55-yard field goal with seconds to play during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago on October 14, 2007. The Vikings won 34-31. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Ryan Walker Longwell (born August 16, 1974) is an American football placekicker for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League. After playing college football for the California Golden Bears, he started his professional football career with the San Francisco 49ers, but never played a game for the franchise. He then played for the Green Bay Packers from 1997 to 2005.

Longwell attended high school in Bend, Oregon, where he played high school football for Bend High School's Lava Bears. A three-year letter winner in football as a kicker, Longwell also was the team's back-up quarterback. He also played baseball as a third baseman, earning three letters in that sport. He earned all-conference honors in both sports.

In 1993, he started college at the University of California, Berkeley where he played football and earned four varsity letters. At California he served as both a punter and placekicker for the team, earning all-conference honors in the Pac-10 his senior year as a punter and second team honors as a kicker. Longwell graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English.

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