After two highly successful seasons in 2012 and 2013, Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron will return for a third season. The documentary-style show focuses on the rare inside access that only a team network can provide. Beyond the Gridiron is co-produced by VEN and Elite Edge Productions and airs Saturdays on KARE 11 and Sundays on Fox Sports North.
The Vikings recently welcomed Kai Desmet, a 19-year-old Vikings fan from Seattle that has been battling a rare childhood cancer called Desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor for the last year, to Winter Park to watch practice and meet several of his favorite players.
Despite being hampered on the field by injuries this season, Chad Greenway isn't letting that affect his leadership role, both with the Vikings but also at home with his family and through his Chad Greenway Foundation.
Antone Exum Jr. is no stranger to varying degrees of adversity, from Antone himself suffering a career-changing ankle injury in college, as well as his mother, who was the honorary team captain prior to the Lions game, successfully battling breast cancer.
Jarius Wright, who is entering his third season as a Viking, is adjusting to life in Minnesota, which has similarities to his native Arkansas but of course is very different in ways as well, and also looking to make his mark in Norv Turner's offense.
Watch a profile of Vikings Defensive Backs Coach Jerry Gray, a two-time All-American at Texas and a four-time Pro Bowler during his NFL career, who also has a foundation established in Lubbock, Texas that provides scholarships to kids to continue their education.
Greg Jennings recently teamed up with David Yurman jewelers to benefit The Greg Jennings Foundation, which gives back in countless ways to youth in the Twin Cities and back in his hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Hear from Teddy Bridgewater and his mom, Rose Murphy, about their story of living in the inner-city of Miami and dealing with her battle with breast cancer that hit the family in 2007 but made them both stronger because of the experience.
EJ Henderson anchored the Vikings defense for several years as one of the game's top middle linebackers, and now has rejoined the team as the club's Youth Football Manager, aiming to make a difference in the lives of young athletes in the state of Minnesota.
MarQueis Gray's path to the NFL was paved in the Twin Cities while playing for the Gophers as a quarterback, and now he's returned to Minnesota as a tight end for the Vikings, which allows him to be closer to his wife and twin boys.
See the story of Vikings guard Vladimir Ducasse, who grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lost his mother at age five but managed to overcome the odds after his family moved to Connecticut with his family when he was 14-years-old.
2014 Show Schedule
**All Shows will also air Sundays at 1:35am on KARE**
Show No. 13
Saturday, October 25 – 11:00am – KARE 11
Sunday, October 26 – 10:00am – FSN
Show No. 14
Saturday, November 1 – 11:30am – KARE 11
Sunday, November 2 - - 10:00am – FSN
Show No. 15
Saturday, November 8 – 11:00am – KARE 11
Sunday, November 9 – 10:00am – FSN
Show No. 16
Saturday, November 15 – Noon – KARE 11
Sunday, November 16 – 10:00am – FSN
Show No. 17
Saturday, November 22 – 11:00am – KARE 11
Sunday, November 23 – 10:00am – FSN
Show No. 18
Saturday, November 29 – 11:00am – KARE 11
Sunday, November 30 – 10:00am – FSN
Show No. 19
Saturday, December 6 – 11:00am – KARE 11
Sunday, December 7 – 10:00am – FSN
Show No. 20
Saturday, December 13 – 11:30am – KARE 11
Sunday, December 14 – 10:00am – FSN
Show No. 21
Saturday, December 20 – 5:30am – KARE 11
Sunday, December 21 – 10:00am – FSN
Show No. 22
Saturday, December 27 – Noon- KARE 11
Sunday, December 28 – 10:00 - FSN