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Nick Truesdell
TE #85
Height:
6-7
Weight:
252
Age:
27
College:
Grand Rapids CC
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Experience:
1

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BIOGRAPHY

• Signed by the Vikings on 3/30/17 after working out at the pro player combine in Arizona.

• Joins fellow TE Kyle Rudolph as the only Cincinnati natives on the Vikings roster.

OFF THE FIELD  His father, Richard Scantlebury, played pro basketball in England after playing at Coastal Carolina...His uncle, Peter Scantlebury, received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his contributions to basketball as a player and coach...Sang the National Anthem before his last home game with the Spokane Shock...Spent time working security at a car dealership and valeting cars...Taking classes toward an accounting degree at Cincinnati State.

PRO Signed with the Vikings on 3/3/17 after taking part in the pro player combine in Arizona...Has spent time with multiple IFL and AFL teams - the Colorado Ice (2014), Bemidji Axemen (2014) Spokane Shock (2014-15), Portland Thunder (2015), Arizona Rattlers (2016) and Cleveland Gladiators (2017)...Spent 3 days on the Colts roster during the 2016 offseason...Invited to the Bengals rookie minicamp during the 2013 offseason and the Packers rookie minicamp in the 2014 offseason.

COLLEGE Originally enrolled at the University of Cincinnati in 2008 but only appeared in 6 games his freshman year before being dismissed from the team...Transferred to Grand Rapids Community College...Tore his ACL in his 1st game, which was the final season for the football program at Grand Rapids CC.

PREP  Helped Anderson High School go 13-2 and win the Ohio Division II crown in 2007 when he was named All-City Honorable Mention by the Cincinnati Enquirer...Lettered all 4 years of high school playing WR.

• Signed by the Vikings on 3/30/17 after working out at the pro player combine in Arizona.

• Joins fellow TE Kyle Rudolph as the only Cincinnati natives on the Vikings roster.

OFF THE FIELD  His father, Richard Scantlebury, played pro basketball in England after playing at Coastal Carolina...His uncle, Peter Scantlebury, received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his contributions to basketball as a player and coach...Sang the National Anthem before his last home game with the Spokane Shock...Spent time working security at a car dealership and valeting cars...Taking classes toward an accounting degree at Cincinnati State.

PRO Signed with the Vikings on 3/3/17 after taking part in the pro player combine in Arizona...Has spent time with multiple IFL and AFL teams - the Colorado Ice (2014), Bemidji Axemen (2014) Spokane Shock (2014-15), Portland Thunder (2015), Arizona Rattlers (2016) and Cleveland Gladiators (2017)...Spent 3 days on the Colts roster during the 2016 offseason...Invited to the Bengals rookie minicamp during the 2013 offseason and the Packers rookie minicamp in the 2014 offseason.

COLLEGE Originally enrolled at the University of Cincinnati in 2008 but only appeared in 6 games his freshman year before being dismissed from the team...Transferred to Grand Rapids Community College...Tore his ACL in his 1st game, which was the final season for the football program at Grand Rapids CC.

PREP  Helped Anderson High School go 13-2 and win the Ohio Division II crown in 2007 when he was named All-City Honorable Mention by the Cincinnati Enquirer...Lettered all 4 years of high school playing WR.