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5 Things to Know About New Vikings WR Stacy Coley

The Vikings used two of their 11 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft to add wide receivers to their roster.

With the 219th overall pick, Minnesota selected Stacy Coley out of the University of Miami.

"I'm just honored to be a Viking," Coley said in a conference call with Twin Cities media Saturday. "I'm just so thankful and honored that [Minnesota] took a chance on me. [They] won't regret it."

Over four seasons with the Hurricanes, Coley played 48 games and recorded 167 catches for 2,222 yards and 20 touchdowns. In addition, he had eight carries for 125 rushing yards and one score on the ground.

Here are five things to know about the Vikings receiver:

1. Special teams standout

Before being utilized on offense, Coley was a special teams standout for the Hurricanes. In his first two seasons, he returned 47 kickoffs for 1,142 yards and a touchdown. He also added 25 punt returns for 325 yards and a touchdown. As a freshman, Coley was the only player in FBS to score a kickoff return touchdown, punt return touchdown, receiving touchdown and rushing touchdown.

2. Hails from the Hurricanes

Coley became the 16th Miami alum in Vikings history drafted by Minnesota and the second in 2017. The Vikings used their second fifth-round pick (180th overall) to snag Coley's college teammate, guard Danny Isidora.

The first player the Vikings drafted from Miami was Bill Miller (30th overall) in the 1962 NFL Draft.

Isidora and Coley were the first Hurricanes to be drafted by Minnesota since the Vikings picked tackle Bryant McKinnie in 2002.

3. Notable names

Stacy Coley was a four-star recruit out of Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Florida, where he was coached by former NFL running back Donnell Bennett.

Northeast High School has graduated a number of notable names over the years, including Titans Head Coach Mike Mularkey, former NFL running back Terry Richardson, former NFL cornerback Derrick Roberson and retired NASA astronaut Brent Jett, Jr.

4. Stacy is speedy

Coley participated in the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, where he ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.45 seconds, tying him for 12th-fastest among the wide receiver class. Coley matched times with Amara Darboh (106th overall) and Zay Jones (37th overall) who were drafted by the Seahawks and Bills, respectively.

His time was just behind that of fellow Vikings draft pick, Danny Isidora, selected in the fifth round* *(170th overall). Adams clocked in at 4.44.

View imaes of Miami WR Stacy Coley.

5. Same hometown

Coley shares a hometown – Pompano Beach, Florida – with Vikings cornerback Stacy Coley. Coley is one of four players drafted by the Vikings this year with Florida hometowns, joining Dalvin Cool (Miami), Adams (St. Petersburg) and Isidora (Weston). That brings the total of Floridians on Minnesota's roster to double digits.

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