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Published December 25, 2011, 02:23 PM

Vikings Jim Kleinsasser to Retire at Season's End

(WDAY TV) - He’s on the short list of greatest athletes in North Dakota history and he's the longest tenured member of the Minnesota Vikings, but today Jim Kleinsasser said his playing days are nearly over.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

He’s on the short list of greatest athletes in North Dakota history and he's the longest tenured member of the Minnesota Vikings, but today Jim Kleinsasser said his playing days are nearly over. The Carrington native and UND legend told the Star Tribune that he will retire at season's end.

Kleinsasser says he's excited to move on to the next part of his life with his family and says he isn't retiring because he can't play he was drafted by the Vikings in the 2nd round in 1999.

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