Forbath Tries to Retain Kicking Job for Vikings

No position in the NFL is ever secure and no one understands that better than Minnesota Vikings placekicker Kai Forbath.

The 30-year-old veteran from the Highlands has been battling rookie Daniel Carlson neck and neck all spring for the starting job and the competition may last through the preseason.

Forbath re-signed with Minnesota in the offseason but the Vikings selected Carlson in the fifth round of the 2018 Draft. Forbath converted 32 of 38 field goal tries and 34 of 39 PATs over 16 games in 2017 and although he finished top 10 in the league in field goals made his five missed PATs was tied for the most among kickers.

Forbath starred at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks before moving on to UCLA where he won the Lou Groza Award in 2009 as college football’s best kicker. His career-long field goal in the NFL is 57 yards.