Vikings Sign DE Karter Schult

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EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Tuesday signed defensive end Karter Schult, adding the third former Alliance of American Football player in four days.

Schult played for the Salt Lake Stallions, finishing third in the AAF with 7.0 sacks. The upstart league began play after Super Bowl LIII and suspended operations after playing eight of 10 scheduled regular-season games.

Minnesota added former AAF players Derron Smith and Duke Thomas on Friday.

View photos of new Vikings DE Karter Schult during his time in the AAF with the Salt Lake Stallions and Cleveland Browns.

Schult also ranked third in the league with 11 tackles for loss/no gain and led the AAF with 49 quarterback pressures.

Originally from Tripoli, Iowa, which is about three hours southeast of the Twin Cities, Schult played collegiately at Northern Iowa. Schult won the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defender in FCS and was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year following the 2016 season in which he led FCS with 17 sacks as a senior. Schult tallied a sack in 10 of the 11 contests and totaled 24 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, a blocked kick and safety that season.

Schult joined the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2017 and recorded 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks that preseason before he was released. He participated in a rookie minicamp with Carolina in May 2018 but was released by the Panthers last August.

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