Aaron Elling
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-05-31) May 31, 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth: Waconia, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Wyoming
Undrafted in 2002
Debuted in 2003 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Mountain West (1999)
  • Second-team All-Mountain West (2001)
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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.

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 speaking at numerous events and was a player in the soccer team with whom he won two All-State honours.

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.

Professional career

First stint with 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 at 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.

Second stint with Vikings

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.

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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