Veteran DT Tom Johnson, who signed with the Vikings this past offseason, took an unconventional path to the NFL, from being an undrafted free agent to playing in NFL Europe, the Arena League and the Canadian Football League before finally getting an NFL contract.
Josh Robinson is embracing his new-found role of being a father, as he and his wife Julianna welcomed their son into the world this past summer.
Gerald Hodges and Robert Blanton are two young players who are helping to make an impact on the revamped and improved Vikings defense. Blanton and his teammates recently made an impact off the field, paying a visit to a local school to help give back to the community.
Jasper Brinkley, who of course started his career in Minnesota before a stint with the Cardinals, returned to the Vikings this past offseason and is helping lead the new-look defense by being a force in the middle.
Now entering his fourth season with a new contract under his belt, Kyle Rudolph is continuing his question to become the best tight end in the NFL. Learn about Rudolph's upbringing, hear from his position coach Kevin Stefanski, and more.
Hear the story of Linval Joseph, who grew up in the Virgin Islands before moving to Florida to live with his mother, who became Linval's role model as she worked during the day and went to school at night while raising Linval and his brother.
Hear the story of Brandon Fusco and his twin brother Josh, who are different in some ways but very similar in others and always pushed each other athletically as the two grew up.
Greg Jennings is one of the NFL's most accomplished wide receivers on the field, but as he'll tell you, it doesn't compare to the off-the-field work he and his wife Nicole have put in via The Greg Jennings Foundation. For more info visit gjenningsfound.org.
Anthony Barr and Cordarrelle Patterson recently visited the New Vikings Stadium Preview Center, an interactive space that shows what suites, club seats and more will look like at the new stadium which will open in 2016. Schedule your tour at NewMinnesotaStadium.com.
Learn more about Harrison Smith, who is very close with his parents and his three siblings, who is primed for a breakout year as one of the NFL's top safeties.