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.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman looks back on the season that was in 2014 and looks ahead to what's sure to be an eventful offseason for the Vikings.
Hear from breakout star Xavier Rhodes, who not only emerged as a shutdown corner in 2014, but also excelled off the field, as he recently treated kids at the U of M Children's Hospital to a great Christmas.
The Vikings Children's Fund has has given nearly $10 million since its inception, making a huge impact throughout Minnesota and the upper midwest.
Vikings longsnapper Cullen Loeffler stumbled into unique family business: an ice sculpting company called Minnesota Ice Sculptures. For more info visit minnesotaicesculptures.com.
Hear from emerging WR Charles Johnson, who has become a star for the Vikings after being claimed off the Browns practice squad, though not before he initially turned down the chance to come to Minnesota.
Hear from Vikings LB Chad Greenway, who since being drafted in the 1st round of the 2006 Draft, has been an active member of the team’s community outreach and was recently named 2014 Vikings Community Man of the Year.
Vikings players recently visited an annual “Hearing Mission” hosted by Starkey Hearing Foundation in which children received custom-fit devices that will enhance the gift of sound that many take for granted.
Go off-the-field with Vikings G Joe Berger, who is in the process of restoring a 1953 Studebaker. Berger is making an impact on the field as well now as he's done a great job filling in amidst the rash of offensive line injuries.
Brian Robison, teammates and Vikings alumni players hosted 50 young people from the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth & Teen Enrichment Center in Minneapolis at the Eden Prairie Walmart recently, and each child received $100 gift card to pick out what he or she wanted.
2014 Show Schedule
**All Shows will also air Sundays at 1:35am on KARE**
Show No. 22
Saturday, December 27 – Noon- KARE 11
Sunday, December 28 – 10:00 - FSN