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Jerick McKinnon
RB #21
Height:
5-9
Weight:
205
Age:
24
College:
Georgia Southern
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 165 809 4.9 68 2 48 308 6.4 30 1 0 0
2015 MIN 16 0 52 271 5.2 68T 2 21 173 8.2 30 1 -- --
2014 MIN 11 6 113 538 4.8 55 0 27 135 5 17 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @SF L 3-20 3 20 6.7 15 0 2 8 4 10 0 -- --
2 DET W 26-16 3 6 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 SD W 31-14 6 18 3 9 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
4 @DEN L 20-23 1 6 6 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 KC W 16-10 1 2 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @DET W 28-19 9 36 4 9 0 1 1 1 1 0 -- --
8 @CHI W 23-20 2 18 9 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 STL W 21-18 -- -- -- -- -- 2 11 5.5 9 0 -- --
10 @OAK W 30-14 -- -- -- -- -- 1 7 7 7 0 -- --
11 GB L 13-30 -- -- -- -- -- 2 15 7.5 13 0 -- --
12 @ATL W 20-10 5 33 6.6 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 SEA L 7-38 4 18 4.5 12 0 3 6 2 7 0 -- --
14 @ARI L 20-23 -- -- -- -- -- 1 8 8 8 0 -- --
15 CHI W 38-17 7 10 1.4 4 0 4 76 19 30 1 -- --
16 NYG W 49-17 7 89 12.7 68 2 2 8 4 7 0 -- --
17 @GB W 20-13 4 15 3.8 10 0 3 33 11 15 0 -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS     Career GP/GS     Playoffs GP/GS

     16/0                   27/6                      1/0

• Started 1st career game vs. Detroit (10/12/14), joining fellow rookie Teddy Bridgewater as the 1st QB/RB rookie starting tandem since 1961 for the Vikings when Fran Tarkenton and Tommy Mason (11/19/61) 1st achieved the feat.

• Notched 1st career 2-TD performance vs. NY Giants (12/27/15), scoring on runs of 7 and 68 yards.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in general studies and is a semester shy of earning his bachelor’s degree...Actively involved with the Vikings Community Relations efforts...Took part in February 2016 Vikings Winter Fest in Duluth, MN, visiting fans in Northern Minnesota...Led Minnesota Wild fans in the “Let’s play hockey” chant on 2/7/15 vs. the Colorado Avalanche at the Xcel Energy Center...Brother, Lester Norwood, was a DB at Florida from 1998-2002...Nicknamed “Jet”...Changed jersey from #31 to #21 during 2016 offseason to honor his mom.

PRO Started 6 of the 11 games he played as rookie...Became the 7th Vikings rookie RB to run for 100+ yards twice in a season...His 135 yards rushing vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) is the 6th most by a Vikings rookie in team history...Started 1st career game vs. Detroit (10/12/14), joining fellow rookie Teddy Bridgewater as the 1st QB/RB rookie starting tandem since 1961 for the Vikings when Fran Tarkenton and Tommy Mason opened the Detroit game on 11/19/61...Selected with the Vikings 2nd pick in the 3rd round of the 2014 Draft, the #96 overall selection...The pick was obtained as part of the Percy Harvin trade to Seattle in 2013...Selected to play in 2014 Senior Bowl.

2015 GP/GS     Career GP/GS     Playoffs GP/GS

     16/0                   27/6                      1/0

• Started 1st career game vs. Detroit (10/12/14), joining fellow rookie Teddy Bridgewater as the 1st QB/RB rookie starting tandem since 1961 for the Vikings when Fran Tarkenton and Tommy Mason (11/19/61) 1st achieved the feat.

• Notched 1st career 2-TD performance vs. NY Giants (12/27/15), scoring on runs of 7 and 68 yards.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in general studies and is a semester shy of earning his bachelor’s degree...Actively involved with the Vikings Community Relations efforts...Took part in February 2016 Vikings Winter Fest in Duluth, MN, visiting fans in Northern Minnesota...Led Minnesota Wild fans in the “Let’s play hockey” chant on 2/7/15 vs. the Colorado Avalanche at the Xcel Energy Center...Brother, Lester Norwood, was a DB at Florida from 1998-2002...Nicknamed “Jet”...Changed jersey from #31 to #21 during 2016 offseason to honor his mom.

PRO Started 6 of the 11 games he played as rookie...Became the 7th Vikings rookie RB to run for 100+ yards twice in a season...His 135 yards rushing vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) is the 6th most by a Vikings rookie in team history...Started 1st career game vs. Detroit (10/12/14), joining fellow rookie Teddy Bridgewater as the 1st QB/RB rookie starting tandem since 1961 for the Vikings when Fran Tarkenton and Tommy Mason opened the Detroit game on 11/19/61...Selected with the Vikings 2nd pick in the 3rd round of the 2014 Draft, the #96 overall selection...The pick was obtained as part of the Percy Harvin trade to Seattle in 2013...Selected to play in 2014 Senior Bowl.

2015 Continued role as Vikings change-of-pace RB and is a strong presence in the passing game out of the backfield...Played in all 16 games and saw action in his 1st career playoff game...Had most productive games late in the season with season-high 76 yards receiving vs. Chicago (12/20) and season-high 89 rushing yards vs. NY Giants (12/27)...Ran for career-high 2 TDs vs. NY Giants, scoring on a 7-yard rush and career-long 68-yard run...Scored 1st career TD on a 17-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater in win over Chicago (12/20) and hauled in a career-long 30-yard pass in the game, ending the day with 4 catches for 76 yards...Averaged 5.2 yards per carry on his 52 rushing attempts for the season...In final 3 regular season games he had 24 offensive touches for 231 yards and 3 TDs, an average of 9.6 yards per touch (14-114-2 rushing, 9-117-1 receiving).

2014 Led team with a 4.8 yards-per-carry average and ranked 2nd on team in rushing yards despite only playing in 11 games with 6 starts...Had promising rookie campaign cut short by back injury, placed on injured reserve on 12/6...Ran for a pair of 100-yard games...Ranked 3rd in the NFC in rushing yards by a rookie and 8th in the NFL with 538...Posted 5th-longest run by a rookie RB in the NFL in 2014, a 55-yard scamper vs. Atlanta (9/28)...Tied for 7th-most starts by rookie RB in team history...Missed game vs. Carolina (11/30) with back injury and went on injured reserve on 12/6...Played in season opener at St. Louis (9/7) and caught 1st career pass from Matt Cassel, a 1-yarder...Had 1st career game with rushing attempt and reception vs. New England (9/14)...Had most productive day of his career with 135 yards rushing on 18 carries with a long of 55 vs. Atlanta (9/28), posting the 6th-most rushing yards in a game by a Vikings rookie...His 55-yard jaunt is the 4th longest by a Vikings rookie in team history and he became the 1st Vikings rookie to break the 100-yard mark since Adrian Peterson in 2007...Started 1st career game vs. Detroit (10/12) and led team in rushing and receiving, with 40 yards on 11 carries and 42 yards on 6 receptions...Ran for 103 yards on 19 carries against Bills #1-ranked NFL rush defense at Buffalo (10/19), his 2nd game of 100+ yards in 4 weeks.

COLLEGE Dynamic player who lined up at multiple positions during his 47-game collegiate career with 31 starts...Started at QB, WR, RB and CB during his tenure at Georgia Southern...Notched 17 career games with 100+ rushing yards...Ran for 3,899 career yards and 42 rushing TDs...Threw for 12 career TDs and caught 1 TD pass...As a sophomore, had 2 INTs at CB...Led team in rushing as a junior and senior...Named team MVP as a junior and senior...Scored winning TD as a senior as GSU won their 1st game over a BCS team at Florida, rushing for 125 yards on 9 carries against the Gators...As a junior, had 3rd-best single-season rushing mark in school history with 1,817 yards, trailing former Chicago Bear Adrian Peterson’s school record by 115 yards...During sophomore season in 2011, started 7 of the 13 games he played in...Ended 2011 season with 705 all-purpose yards and 9 TDs, catching his lone career TD...Played in 10 games as a true freshman, seeing most action at QB and WR.

PREP Earned All-State honors at QB from Atlanta Journal-Constitution and from Georgia Sportwriters as an athlete after his senior season at Sprayberry High in Marietta, GA...Earned Region VII AAAA Player of the Year...Threw for 1,500 yards and ran for 1,300 as a senior...Standout in track, running 100m, 200m, 4x100 relay and competed in long jump.

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