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Vikings Players Select Decals to Salute Service of Family, Friends

Posted Nov 10, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings coaches and players will be participating in the Salute to Service initiative by wearing specially created sideline apparel on Sunday at Washington and the following week when Minnesota hosts the Los Angeles Rams.

Salute to Service is an annual campaign that has raised more than $17 million for military nonprofit partners of the NFL. This year, the NFL committed to donating $5 for every use of #SalutetoService on Twitter to its military nonprofit partners, up to a total of $5 million, for Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO and Wounded Warrior Project.

Players will wear helmet decals honoring branches of the military this Sunday and next.

A total of 33 Vikings on the 53-man roster have specifically selected decals to honor close connections to members of the military:

Player | Branch | Reason

4 Ryan Quigley | Navy | Family

5 Teddy Bridgewater | Navy first week/Army second week | Uncle/Father

7 Case Keenum | Army | Friends

14 Stefon Diggs | Army | All-American All-Star Game

19 Adam Thielen | Army | Grandfather

21 Jerick McKinnon | Navy | Family

22 Harrison Smith | Navy | Grandfather

25 Latavius Murray | Navy | Girlfriend

27 Jayron Kearse | Army | Uncle

29 Xavier Rhodes | Army | Cousin

30 C.J. Ham | Army | Brother

31 Mack Brown | Navy | Grandfather, two uncles, friends

41 Anthony Harris | Army | Grandfather

42 Ben Gedeon | Navy | Brother

47 Kevin McDermott | Army | Grandfather

54 Eric Kendricks | Navy | UCLA Training

62 Nick Easton | Army | Grandfather

65 Pat Elflein | Army | Friends

71 Riley Reiff | Navy | Family

74 Mike Remmers | Coast Guard | Cousin

75 Jeremiah Sirles | Marines | Cousin

76 Aviante Collins | Marines | Grandfather

81 Blake Bell | Marines | Friend

82 Kyle Rudolph | Marines first week/Army second week | Cousins

89 David Morgan | Air Force | Grandfather

90 Tashawn Bower | Navy | Stepfather

91 Stephen Weatherly | Air Force | Friend

92 Tom Johnson | Air Force | Brother-in-law

93 Shamar Stephen | Air Force | Father

94 Jaleel Johnson | Marines | Family

96 Brian Robison | Navy | Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer

97 Everson Griffen | Air Force | Friend

99 Danielle Hunter | Marines | Family/uncle