Beyond The Gridiron

  • Vikings Alumni Tour U.S. Bank Stadium

    Posted 20 hours ago

    During the recent Homecoming Weekend, several Vikings alumni were able to get a tour of U.S. Bank Stadium.

  • Vikings Host Make-A-Wish Child at Winter Park

    Posted Oct 6, 2015

    The Vikings recently hosted Hunter Leavitt, who was diagnosed with Cystic fibrosis when he was three months old and lost an older brother to a car accident 4 years ago, as part of a Make-A-Wish visit at Winter Park. Hunter got to meet one of his idols, Adrian Peterson, and break down the team huddle after a recent practice.

  • Birk Trades Pads and Helmet For Suit and Tie

    Posted Oct 6, 2015

    Catch up with former Vikings center Matt Birk, who has traded in his helmet and pads for a suit and tie, working for the NFL's league office as director of football development and continuing to make a positive impact on the game of football.

  • Griffen's Explosiveness A Game-Changer

    Posted Oct 6, 2015

    Everson Griffen is off to a fast start in his second full season as a starting defensive end. Hear from Griffen himself, as well as position coach Andre Patterson and teammate Brian Robison on Griffen's maturation, on and off the field.

  • Trattou's Long and Winding Path To The Vikings

    Posted Sep 29, 2015

    Justin Trattou's name has been littered all over NFL transaction lists over the past few years, but during the home-opening win against the Lions, his name showed up on the stat sheet in a big way with his first career interception as he looks to carve out a key role with the Vikings.

  • Harrison Smith: Tough, Smart and A Team Leader

    Posted Sep 29, 2015

    Harrison Smith has continued his development not only as one of the NFL's top safeties, but also as the leader of the Vikings improving defense.

  • Vikings Host Korean War Hero at Winter Park

    Posted Sep 29, 2015

    The Vikings recently welcomed Ford Lund, a huge Vikings fan and Korean War Veteran who crossed the front-line to bring back two wounded Greek soldiers, becoming one of just two American Soldiers to wear a Greek Army badge on their uniform.

  • Waynes, Gordon's Bond Goes Beyond The Field

    Posted Sep 29, 2015

    Trae Waynes and Melvin Gordon grew up in the small town of Kenosha, Wis. and became friends in middle school. This past spring, both were first round picks in the NFL Draft as they continue to chase their dreams.

  • Bridgewater Poised To Take Step Forward in 2015

    Posted Sep 21, 2015

    After a successful rookie season, Teddy Bridgewater is aiming to take that next step in his development and lead the Vikings to greater heights in 2015.

  • Pancake Blocks and Pizza Pies

    Posted Sep 21, 2015

    Matt Kalil took his love of pizza to a new level recently, opening a series of Pieology pizza restaurants in St. Paul, Maple Grove and Mankato, and will have 18 stores open nation-wide by the end of 2016.