After four highly successful seasons, Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron returned for a 5th season in 2016. 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.
The highs were high and the lows most certainly were low for the 2016 Vikings. Take a look back at the twists and turns of the last five months.
Despite the team not achieving the success it wanted on the field, the debut of U.S. Bank Stadium was a success, proving a world-class venue for fans to enjoy watching their favorite team.
As the team has done each year since the Wilf Family bought the team, the team had 100 percent of its players get out in the community and make a positive impact in 2016.
No player in Vikings’ history has done more off the field than Chad Greenway, who was recently named the 2016 Vikings Community Man of the Year and will represent the Vikings in consideration for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year.
Xavier Rhodes participated in his third annual toy drive and patient visit at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Kyle Rudolph recently organized ‘Rudy’s Red Eye Express’ as more than two dozen patients and their families from the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital visited the North Pole.
Former football player at Irondale High School Sam Heras was as recognized as the U.S. Bank Hometown Hero during last Sunday’s game. Heras lost both his parents to illnesses over the last two years.
S Anthony Harris, who has mostly been a solid special teams player so far in his time as a Viking, got the chance to step in for the injured Harrison Smith last week, giving him a chance to apply his off-the-field work to gameday.
Hear from several Vikings coaches on the benefits of the new technology that the NFL is embracing to help clubs break down plays instantly and make corrections on the fly quickly.