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Former Colorado State Safety Klint Kubiak Hired By Minnesota Vikings

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According to Renaud Notaro of Mile High Sports Radio, the Minnesota Vikings hired former Colorado State Rams football player Klint Kubiak Monday.

Kubiak, the son of Houston Texans head coach and former NFL quarterback Gary Kubiak, has been hired to be the Offensive Quality Control Coach.

Before being hired to this position, Kubiak spent three years as an offensive graduate assistant with the Texas A&M Aggies, helping the team make bowl games in 2010 and 2011, and being with them in their first season in the SEC.

Klint Kubiak, an Aurora, Co. native, lived in Fort Collins for five years. From 2005-2009, he played in 36 contests for CSU at safety, starting 24 games, and was known as a hard-hitting defensive back. In 2006 as a sophomore, he led the team with 90 total tackles while recording one interception and a fumble recovery.

He had to file for a medical redshirt the next season, and Kubiak’s next two years were cut short by injuries as well. In 2008, he played in seven games as the Rams free safety before hurting an ankle and knee.

As a senior, he was named a defensive captain, and continued making plays. His dad was able to watch the team’s first game that season in the Rocky Mountain Showdown versus Colorado, and CSU won in Boulder for the first time since 1983. He was also known as an intelligent young man, earning academic all-conference honors.

Kubiak has now joined the big leagues just like his father, as an NFL coach, and Colorado State Rams fans couldn’t be prouder.