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Taylor Heinicke
QB #6
Height:
6-1
Weight:
210
College:
Old Dominion
Experience:
3

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BIOGRAPHY

• Joined only S Anthony Harris as only Vikings 2015 rookie free agents to make the 53-man roster during their rookie season.

• Won Walter Payton Award in 2012 as the FCS Player of the Year along with AP and Walter Camp All-America honors.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in mechanical engineering at ODU...Late father, Brett, was a collegiate golfer at Hawaii.

PRO Returned to action on 10/19/16 after being placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury List on 9/3/16...Spent entire rookie campaign on Vikings 53-man roster but did not dress for a game...Lone Vikings rookie free agent to make 53-man roster after preseason and was joined on regular roster later in season by S Anthony Harris in 2015.

2016 Inactive Weeks 10-17...Elevated to the 53-man roster from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List on 11/8...Returned to the practice field on 10/19...Placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury List on 9/3.

• Joined only S Anthony Harris as only Vikings 2015 rookie free agents to make the 53-man roster during their rookie season.

• Won Walter Payton Award in 2012 as the FCS Player of the Year along with AP and Walter Camp All-America honors.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in mechanical engineering at ODU...Late father, Brett, was a collegiate golfer at Hawaii.

PRO Returned to action on 10/19/16 after being placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury List on 9/3/16...Spent entire rookie campaign on Vikings 53-man roster but did not dress for a game...Lone Vikings rookie free agent to make 53-man roster after preseason and was joined on regular roster later in season by S Anthony Harris in 2015.

2016 Inactive Weeks 10-17...Elevated to the 53-man roster from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List on 11/8...Returned to the practice field on 10/19...Placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury List on 9/3.

2015 Did not dress for a game during regular season or playoffs, inactive for every game...Made the 53-man roster following preseason action...Had 279-yard passing performance with 2 TDs in preseason finale at Tennessee (9/3)...Spent training camp and preseason competing for roster spot...Originally joined Vikings as an undrafted rookie following the 2015 Draft.

COLLEGE Started 44 of the 46 games he played at ODU as the school transitioned from FCS to FBS affiliation...Ended collegiate career ranked 4th in FBS history with 132 TD passes and ranked 6th with 14,959 yards passing...Ran for 22 TDs in his career...Played in East-West Shrine All-Star Game to cap his career...Earned Walter Payton Award as a sophomore as the FCS Player of the Year as well as All-America honors from Associated Press and Walter Camp...As a sophomore, he led the nation with 5,076 yards passing and 44 TD passes along with 11 rushing TDs...Posted 9 games with 300+ yards passing in record-setting sophomore campaign.

PREP Named Old Spice Player of the Year in Georgia as a senior, guiding Collins Hill to state semi-finals...Went on to earn MVP honors in Georgia North-South All-Star game.