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EAGAN, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday announced the team has agreed to terms with 11 players who went undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft.
These 11 players will be scheduled to join Minnesota's 11-player draft class and up to five tryout players for rookie minicamp from May 13-16.
Here's a look at this year's group of undrafted free agents (listed alphabetically by last name).
2021 MINNESOTA VIKINGS UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS
(Players are listed alphabetically by last name.)
Position: Long Snapper | College: San Diego State
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 233 pounds
Year: Redshirt Senior | High school: Mountain Ridge (Glendale, Arizona)
Career stats: appeared in 51 games, including four in 2016 before receiving a medical redshirt (torn ACL)
Highly touted: Bernard twice earned all-state honors during high school, was picked as the top long snapper in the 2016 class and was chosen to long snap in the Under Armour All-America Game
Position: LB | College: Ohio State
Height: 6-foot | Weight: 229 pounds
Year: Redshirt Senior | High school: Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, Illinois)
Career stats: 51 games; 228 tackles (117 solo), 19 tackles for loss, 1 interception and 2 forced fumbles
Captain's log: Borland, whose grandfather and uncle previously coached at Wisconsin-Whitewater, was recognized for his leadership. He is one of only two three-time captains in school history (J.T. Barrett)
Position: LB | College: Idaho
Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 228 pounds
Year: Senior | High schools: Judge Memorial (Salt Lake City) and Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colorado)
Career stats: 39 games; 266 tackles (136 solo), 21 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 8 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and a blocked kick
Family tradition: Elliss' father, Luther, played for the Lions (1995-2003) and Broncos (2004). He earned two selections to the Pro Bowl. Christian's brother, Kaden, has appeared in 18 games for the Saints after his selection in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Position: DT | College: California
Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 290 pounds
Year: Redshirt Senior | High school: Central (Fresno, California)
Career stats: 41 games; 59 tackles (30 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 3 passes defended
Double degrees: Johnson graduated in December with bachelor's degrees in American studies and legal studies.
Position: WR | College: Alabama-Birmingham
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 180 pounds
Year: Redshirt Senior | High school: Jasper (Jasper, Alabama)
College stats: 22 games in two seasons; 63 receptions for 990 yards (15.7 avg.), 7 touchdowns; 2 rushes for 13 yards; 23 kick returns for 497 yards (21.6 avg.) and 1 touchdown; 18 punt returns for 78 yards (4.3 avg.)
Long runback: After sitting out in 2018 because he transferred from Butler Community College, Mitchell earned Honorable Mention All-Conference USA as a receiver and a kick returner in 2019. His year included a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Alabama State in the season opener.
Position: K | College: Memphis
Height: 5-foot-10 | Weight: 181 pounds
Year: Senior | High school: Edwardsville (Edwardsville, Illinois)
Career stats: 51 games; 432 points (second in school history); 240-of-246 PATs and 64-of-82 FG; recorded a touchback on 162 of 295 kickoffs
Game-winners at two levels: Patterson lifted his high school team to a 23-20 victory in the first round of the 2016 playoffs. He also delivered a walk-off 47-yarder against Houston on Dec. 12, 2020.
Position: WR | College: Indiana
Height: 5-foot-11 | Weight: 180 pounds
Year: Senior | High school: Plant (Tampa, Florida)
Career stats: 38 games; 180 receptions for 2,067 yards (11.5 avg.) and 12 touchdowns; 21 rushes for 134 yards; 3 kickoff returns for 66 yards (22.0 avg.); 15 punt returns for 49 yards (3.3 avg.)
Nickname game: Born Elias De'Angelo, Philyor's affinity for Whoppers at Burger King when he was younger led to his nickname.
Position: WR | College: East Carolina
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 186 pounds
Year: Junior | High school: Providence (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Career stats: 31 games; 130 receptions for 1,576 yards (12.1 avg.) and 9 touchdowns; 1 rush for 16 yards; 1 punt return for a 46-yard touchdown
Father's footsteps: Proehl's father, Ricky, played 17 seasons in the NFL for the Cardinals, Seahawks, Bears, Rams, Panthers and Colts, totaling 669 receptions for 8,878 yards and 54 touchdowns.
A.J. Rose, RB, Kentucky
Position: RB | College: Kentucky
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 214 pounds
Year: Redshirt Senior | High school: Garfield Heights (Cleveland, Ohio)
Career stats: 44 games; 341 rushes for 1,971 yards (5.8 avg.) and 13 touchdowns; 30 receptions for 233 yards (7.8 avg.) and 1 touchdown
Like an Eagle: Rose participated in Boy Scouts of America for more than a decade, earning the rare distinction of Eagle Scout.
Position: NT | College: Oregon
Height: 6-foot | Weight: 311 pounds
Year: Senior | High school: Pinellas Park (Largo, Florida)
Career stats: 47 games; 109 tackles (56 solo), 13 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, 1 pass defended
Plenty of options: According to his college bio, Scott chose Oregon over Arizona, Boston College, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi, Navy, Oregon State, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee, Toledo, Southern Cal, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Zach Von Rosenberg
Position: P | College: LSU
Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 245 pounds
Year: Senior | High School: Zachary (Zachary, Louisiana)
College stats: 48 games; 193 punts for 8,484 yards (44.0 gross avg.), 7 touchbacks, 79 fair catches, 77 placed inside the 20-yard line, 46 punts of 50 or more yards, long of 65
The road less traveled: Von Rosenberg was 30 years old as a senior for the Tigers. He walked on at LSU as a tight end in 2016 and became the team's punter in 2017. He garnered two selections on the All-SEC Second Team in four seasons and finished ranked No. 3 in career punting average. Von Rosenberg's time at LSU followed six years as a pitcher in Minor League Baseball. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the sixth round of the 2009 MLB Draft.