• Converted to fullback after standing out as a running back in college. Appeared in 31 consecutive games before missing Week 17 of the 2018 season with injury.
• Played at Division II Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, helping the Vikings advance to the NCAA playoffs, and led the Northern Sun Conference in rushing yards and TDs.
OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in physical education and health in spring 2016...Aspires to a career in mentoring youth and working with non-profit organizations...Grandfather was a Golden Gloves boxer and a Navy veteran...Cousin serves in the U.S. Army...Wife Stephanie played soccer at Augustana...The couple has two daughters, Skylar and Stella...The couple surprised a family from the Boys and Girls Clubs with Christmas gifts and a dinner at the team’s facility in December 2018.
HONORS Named the Minnesota Vikings 2018 Special Teams Player of the Year after recording 7 special teams tackles on the season.
PRO Signed to the Vikings active roster on 12/23/16 and dressed for his 1st game at Green Bay (12/24/16)...Signed to Minnesota’s practice squad on 9/4/16 after being released by the team on 9/3/16...Joined Vikings on May 10, 2016, following Vikings rookie camp, signing with the team as a free agent after competing in the rookie camp on a tryout basis...Joins fellow Minnesota high school products Adam Thielen (Detroit Lakes) and Brandon Zylstra (Spicer) on the Vikings roster.