After 13 NFL seasons and seven in Purple, Joe Berger is walking away from the gridiron.
Berger's even-keeled personality and quick quips contrasted starkly with an on-field intensity, and his locker room legacy will be one of leadership and lasting friendships.
The Michigan native signed with the Vikings in September of 2011, and it was here that Berger found his niche.
"As soon as I got here, this felt like home," Berger said. "There's great people around here, it's a great city, and [it just allowed me] to be able to settle in. All the way from the front office down, it's just felt like home to me."
The above quote is an excerpt from a deep-dive into Berger's football career and everything he has meant to the Vikings organization over the years. To read more about the impact he's made on and off the field, check out the full story.