Up Close With Mike Mauti

Posted Aug 11, 2013

Vikings rookie Mike Mauti is close to realizing a dream many youth football players have – making it to the NFL. If he can do it, Mauti’s story will be one of inspiration and overcoming adversity, as he’s currently in the process of coming back from his third serious knee injury.

Mauti took the field as a member of the Vikings for the first time on Friday night in the team’s preseason opener against the Texans, and the Vikings Entertainment Network (VEN) cameras were with him every step of the way, capturing behind the scenes and on the field footage as the rookie linebacker took the next step in his comeback.

Mauti’s journey from the day he was selected in the 7th round this past April through training camp and the preseason will be chronicled by Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron this summer, so be sure to check out upcoming episodes to follow along as Mauti looks to carve out a role on this year’s Vikings team.