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Published December 23, 2011, 01:01 PM

Report: Kleinsasser to Retire From NFL

Minnesota Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser, the former Carrington (N.D.) High School and University of North Dakota standout, has decided to retire from the NFL after this season, he tells the Star Tribune's Sid Hartman in a column today.

By: Forum Communications, WDAZ

Minnesota Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser, the former Carrington (N.D.) High School and University of North Dakota standout, has decided to retire from the NFL after this season, he tells the Star Tribune's Sid Hartman in a column today.

Kleinsasser, a second-round draft choice (44th overall) out of North Dakota in 1999, has been a starter since his rookie season.

"I think my wife has always been happy either way [if I play or not], but I think she is, along with myself, excited to move on to the next parts of our life," Kleinsasser told Hartman.

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