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5 Things To Know About New Vikings TE Brian Leonhardt


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The Vikings announced the signing of tight end Brian Leonhardt on Monday.

Leonhardt has spent time with the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

The tight end is listed at 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds.

Here are five things to know about Leonhardt:


1. Minnesota native

Leonhardt grew up in Spring Lake Park and is the sixth player on the Vikings roster from the state of Minnesota. He joins wide receiver Adam Thielen, cornerback Marcus Sherels, offensive tackle Carter Bykowski and wide receivers Isaac Fruechte and Terrell Sinkfield.


2. Bemidji State grad

A four-year player for the Beavers, Leonhardt was a team captain in 2012. He hauled in 112 catches for 1,431 yards and 15 touchdowns during his career.


3. Three-sport athlete

Leonhardt was a multi-sport star at Spring Lake Park High School. Besides football, Leonhardt was an All-Conference and All-State wrestler (placed fifth in 2007) and thrower in track and field.


4. Pro stats

Leonhardt has appeared in 16 games with the Raiders and 49ers, starting three of them. He has seven career catches for 39 yards and a touchdown.


5. One of a kind

Leonhardt signed with Oakland as an undrafted free agent out of Bemidji State University and is the only player from the Division II school currently in the NFL.

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