Max Birdwell, 4, kicks a football from the hold of Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh during a visit to Northpoint Elementary School, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Blaine, Minn.
Max Birdwell, 4, kicks a football from the hold of Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh during a visit to Northpoint Elementary School, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Blaine, Minn. Jerry Holt AP
Max Birdwell, 4, kicks a football from the hold of Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh during a visit to Northpoint Elementary School, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Blaine, Minn. Jerry Holt AP
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January 14, 2016 12:40 PM

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