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{{Infobox NFL player
 
{{Infobox NFL player
 
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|name=Aaron Elling
 
|name=Aaron Elling
|currentteam=Free Agent
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|number=8
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|position=[[Placekicker]]
|currentpositionplain=[[Placekicker]]
 
 
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1978|5|31}}
 
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1978|5|31}}
 
|birth_place=Waconia, Minnesota
 
|birth_place=Waconia, Minnesota
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|weight=200
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|weight_lbs=200
|debutyear=2003
 
|debutteam=Minnesota Vikings
 
 
|college=[[Wyoming Cowboys football|Wyoming]]
 
|college=[[Wyoming Cowboys football|Wyoming]]
|undraftedyear=2002
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|undraftedyear=2001
|pastteams=<nowiki></nowiki>
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|pastteams=
* [[Minnesota Vikings]] (2002-2003)
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* [[Minnesota Vikings]] (2002–2003)
 
* [[Tennessee Titans]] (2004)
 
* [[Tennessee Titans]] (2004)
 
* [[Minnesota Vikings]] (2004)
 
* [[Minnesota Vikings]] (2004)
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* [[Cincinnati Bengals]] (2007)
 
* [[Cincinnati Bengals]] (2007)
 
* [[Oakland Raiders]] (2008)*
 
* [[Oakland Raiders]] (2008)*
:<small>*Offseason and/or practice squad member only</small>
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|pastteamsnote = yes
|status=Active
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|highlights=
|highlights=<nowiki></nowiki>
 
 
* Honorable mention All-[[Mountain West Conference|Mountain West]] (1999)
 
* Honorable mention All-[[Mountain West Conference|Mountain West]] (1999)
 
* Second-team All-Mountain West (2001)
 
* Second-team All-Mountain West (2001)
 
|nfl=ELL159727
 
|nfl=ELL159727
 
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'''Aaron John Elling''' (born May 31, 1978, [[Waconia, Minnesota]]) is an [[American football]] [[placekicker]] who is currently a [[free agent]] in the [[National Football League]]. He was signed by the [[Minnesota Vikings]] as an [[undrafted free agent]] in 2002. He played [[college football]] at [[Wyoming Cowboys football|Wyoming]].
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'''Aaron John Elling''' (born May 31, 1978 in [[Waconia, Minnesota]]) is a former [[American football]] [[placekicker]]. He was signed by the [[Minnesota Vikings]] as an [[undrafted free agent]] in 2002. He played [[college football]] at [[Wyoming Cowboys football|Wyoming]].
   
 
Elling has also been a member of the [[Tennessee Titans]], [[Baltimore Ravens]], [[Atlanta Falcons]], [[Jacksonville Jaguars]], [[Cincinnati Bengals]] and the [[Oakland Raiders]].
 
Elling has also been a member of the [[Tennessee Titans]], [[Baltimore Ravens]], [[Atlanta Falcons]], [[Jacksonville Jaguars]], [[Cincinnati Bengals]] and the [[Oakland Raiders]].
   
 
==Early years==
 
==Early years==
Born in Waconia, his family moved to Wyoming in his childhood. During his high school studies at Lander Valley High, he was a speaking at numerous events and was a player in the soccer team with whom he won two All-State honours.
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Born in Waconia, his family moved to Wyoming in his childhood. During his high school studies at Lander Valley High, he was a speaker at numerous events and was a player in the soccer team with whom he won two All-State honors.
   
 
==College career==
 
==College career==
He originally attended [[George Fox College]] where he played soccer but transferred to [[University of Wyoming]] where he started his football career. After finishing his exercise physiology degree at Wyoming, he went to [[Pacific University]] to study in optometry.
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Elling attended [[George Fox University]] where he played soccer his freshman year. He then transferred to the University of Wyoming where he walked on the football team. Majoring in exercise physiology at Wyoming, he planned to attend [[Pacific University]] to study optometry.
   
 
==Professional career==
 
==Professional career==
===First stint with Vikings===
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===Minnesota Vikings===
 
He signed for the Miami Dolphins as a college free agent on May 7, 2002 but was waived on August 27.
 
He signed for the Miami Dolphins as a college free agent on May 7, 2002 but was waived on August 27.
   
In 2003, Elling signed with the Vikings as a free agent and played in all 16 games scoring 102 points. He made his NFL debut at the [[Green Bay Packers]] on September 7. He was waived by the Vikings on September 2, 2004.
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In 2003, Elling signed with the Vikings as a free agent and played in all 16 games scoring 102 points. He made his NFL debut against the [[Green Bay Packers]] on September 7. He was waived by the Vikings on September 2, 2004.
   
 
===Tennessee Titans===
 
===Tennessee Titans===
Elling signed with the [[Tennessee Titans]] on September 10, 2004 and in the season opener he scored five points and played as both Kicker and Punter. He was then waived by the Titans.
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Elling signed with the [[Tennessee Titans]] on September 10, 2004 and in the season opener he scored five points and played as both kicker and punter. He was then waived by the Titans.
   
===Second stint with Vikings===
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===Minnesota Vikings (second stint)===
Elling re-signed as a free agent by the Vikings on September 17, 2004. He suffered a broken ankle at the [[Indianapolis Colts]] and was placed on season-ending [[injured reserve]]. He was waived by the Vikings on September 6, 2005.
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Elling re-signed as a free agent by the Vikings on September 17, 2004. He suffered a broken ankle against the [[Indianapolis Colts]] and was placed on season-ending [[injured reserve]]. He was waived by the Vikings on September 6, 2005.
   
 
===Baltimore Ravens===
 
===Baltimore Ravens===
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.raiders.com/Team/PlayerBio.aspx?id=49426 Oakland Raiders bio]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20081006122511/http://www.raiders.com/Team/PlayerBio.aspx?id=49426 Oakland Raiders bio]
   
{{Persondata <!-- Metadata: see [[Wikipedia:Persondata]]. -->
 
| NAME = Elling, Aaron
 
| ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
 
| SHORT DESCRIPTION = American football player
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = May 31, 1978
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = Waconia, Minnesota
 
| DATE OF DEATH =
 
| PLACE OF DEATH =
 
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Elling, Aaron}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Elling, Aaron}}
 
[[Category:1978 births]]
 
[[Category:1978 births]]
 
[[Category:Living people]]
 
[[Category:Living people]]
[[Category:People from Carver County, Minnesota]]
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[[Category:People from Waconia, Minnesota]]
 
[[Category:George Fox University alumni]]
 
[[Category:George Fox University alumni]]
 
[[Category:Wyoming Cowboys football players]]
 
[[Category:Wyoming Cowboys football players]]
 
[[Category:Pacific University alumni]]
 
[[Category:Pacific University alumni]]
[[Category:Undrafted National Football League players]]
 
 
[[Category:Minnesota Vikings players]]
 
[[Category:Minnesota Vikings players]]
 
[[Category:Tennessee Titans players]]
 
[[Category:Tennessee Titans players]]

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Aaron Elling
No. 8     
Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-05-31) May 31, 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth: Waconia, Minnesota
Career information
College: Wyoming
Undrafted in 2001
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings (2002–2003)
Career highlights and awards
* Honorable mention All-Mountain West (1999)
  • Second-team All-Mountain West (2001)
Stats at NFL.com

Aaron John Elling (born May 31, 1978 in Waconia, Minnesota) is a former American football placekicker. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Wyoming.

Elling has also been a member of the Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals and the Oakland Raiders.

Early years

Born in Waconia, his family moved to Wyoming in his childhood. During his high school studies at Lander Valley High, he was a speaker at numerous events and was a player in the soccer team with whom he won two All-State honors.

College career

Elling attended George Fox University where he played soccer his freshman year. He then transferred to the University of Wyoming where he walked on the football team. Majoring in exercise physiology at Wyoming, he planned to attend Pacific University to study optometry.

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

He signed for the Miami Dolphins as a college free agent on May 7, 2002 but was waived on August 27.

In 2003, Elling signed with the Vikings as a free agent and played in all 16 games scoring 102 points. He made his NFL debut against the Green Bay Packers on September 7. He was waived by the Vikings on September 2, 2004.

Tennessee Titans

Elling signed with the Tennessee Titans on September 10, 2004 and in the season opener he scored five points and played as both kicker and punter. He was then waived by the Titans.

Minnesota Vikings (second stint)

Elling re-signed as a free agent by the Vikings on September 17, 2004. He suffered a broken ankle against the Indianapolis Colts and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. He was waived by the Vikings on September 6, 2005.

Baltimore Ravens

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Elling signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent on September 27, 2005 and played in nine games. He was waived by the team on September 1, 2006.

Atlanta Falcons

On March 22, 2007, Elling signed with the Atlanta Falcons. He was cut on August 6.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Elling was signed by the Jaguars on August 10, 2007 as a free agent but was then released.

Cincinnati Bengals

Elling was then signed by the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2007 preseason. However, in his preseason debut, he tore a ligament in his knee attempting to make a tackle on kickoff, and was released on September 2.

Oakland Raiders

On August 8, 2008, Elling was signed by the Oakland Raiders to fill in for Sebastian Janikowski in the preseason. Offensive tackle Mark Wilson was placed on injured reserve to make room for Elling. He was cut on August 26.

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