The 2015 Bowl with the Vikings event, which was held to benefit the Vikings Children's Fund, took place recently at PINZ in Oakdale.
Head Coach Mike Zimmer's passion for the game of football, and specifically teaching it to his players, has been maybe the most instrumental element of the team's turnaround under his watch.
The Vikings defense took a giant step forward last season in Mike Zimmer's first year in Minnesota, and again this season it's quietly becoming one of the NFL's top units.
Hear from current and former Vikings on what makes the rivalry with Green Bay, which as now spanned 54 years and 110 games, so special and historic.
Hear from esteemed Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner on his background, growing up with four brothers and sisters who were raised by their mother, Vicki, who had multiple sclerosis. Turner has gone on to become one of the legends of the game, winning a pair of Super Bowl titles in the process.
CB Xavier Rhodes has stayed focused and battled all season long, continuing to take strides in his third season as a pro, thanks in large part to the tutelage of Head Coach Mike Zimmer and Defensive Backs Coach Jerry Gray.
Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he was a helicopter pilot, serving his country through tours of the Persian Gulf, Somalia, and the Adriatic Sea. He's applied lessons learned in the Navy to becoming one of the NFL's top special teams coaches.
Veterans Day each year has a special meaning for Vikings' Director of Security Kim Klawiter, who served his country in Vietnam after being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968.
Rookie Danielle Hunter, who is the youngest player in the NFL, has started to make an impact on the field, but in his time away from football, he has taken a liking to drones.
CB Terence Newman, who is now 37-years-old, has been able to make an impact both as a leader but also as a reliable cornerback this season. Hear from Newman on growing up in Salina, Kansas and how is mother was able to instill a second-to-none work ethic in him.