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St. Louis Rams nominate Johnny Hekker as Walter Payton Man of the Year

It’s been quite the year for Johnny Hekker. Way back in February, he played in the Pro Bowl and was named an All-Pro shortly thereafter for the 2013 season. His 2014 season has been a satisfying encore to last year. He once again ranks among the best in all the important punter-related categories, has successfully converted three out of three fake special teams plays and, oh yeah...
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WATCH: St. Louis Rams Punter Johnny Hekker Flexes During Thursday Night's Intro

St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker was riding a high heading in to Thursday night's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Why? The man signed a six-year, $18 million contract extension earlier in the week with $9 million of it guaranteed. It is the largest guarantee a punter has ever had. So to say he was a little excited going in to the game is an understatement.In case the week...
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Punter Power Rankings: Is Johnny Hekker of the St. Louis Rams the best in the NFL?

Here at cover32 we dig quarterback power rankings as much anybody, but sometimes it feels like many fans focus too much on just the one position. At any given time there are 22 grown men running around on the field and all of them are important even if they play an unglamorous position. The least glamorous of all may be punter; where nobody even knows you exist until you screw up...
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St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker just got paaaaiiiid

St. Louis Rams All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker had a great day today. he signed a six-year, $18 million contract extension with $9 million guaranteed, the most ever for a punter or kicker. Rams signed Pro-Bowl P Johnny Hekker to 6-year, $18 million extension, including $9 million guaranteed, highest guarantee given to a P or K. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 5, 2014 ...
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Rams pay Johnny Hekker; Punters get paid too

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Pro Bowler Johnny Hekker signed a six-year, $18 million extension on Friday, per a source who has seen the contract. The third-year kicker is guaranteed $9 million and can make up to $19 million over the life of the pact. The Rams later confirmed the signing, which will […] The post Rams pay Johnny Hekker; Punters get paid too appeared...
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Rams sign record-setting punter Hekker to six-year extension

ST. LOUIS -- The Rams and Johnny Hekker are getting along so well, they've decided to stay together for six more years. Coach Jeff Fisher announced the punter's contract extension through 2020 following Friday's practice, praising Hekker for the athleticism he's shown since his high school days. The Rams signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State in 2012, and he says...
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Rams punter trying to sell Super Bowl tickets on Twitter

In need of tickets for Super Bowl XLVIII? Don't want to go through StubHub, Ticketmaster, or other popular outlets? One word: @JHekker. Johnny Hekker, the Rams' Pro Bowl punter, tweeted Friday that he's trying to unload four tickets to next Sunday's big game. But before you get too excited ... https://twitter...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams' Hekker is making the most of his Pro Bowl journey

Johnny Hekker is pinching himself this week. In two years Hekker has gone from being undrafted out of Oregon State to becoming the punter for the St. Louis Rams as a rookie to setting an NFL record to being selected for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. "The pinches still hurt and I know it's for real," Hekker wrote in a journal for the Rams' website ( this week. Yeah, life...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams punter Johnny Hekker has hilarious Pro Bowl t-shirt campaign

St. Louis punter Johnny Hekker walked into work on Friday only to find a hilarious Pro Bowl t-shirt campaign for him.
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams punter Johnny Hekker channels inner Ron Burgundy while anchoring local news

ST. LOUIS --"Stay classy, St. Louis. ... I'm John Burgundy?" St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker made his regular weekly appearance with Fox 2 News in the Morning on Tuesday -- dubbed "Hang Time With Hekker" --but this time it came with a twist. Hekker was behind the desk, along with co-anchors John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton, reading the previous day's sports highlights Ron...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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