Casey O’Brien Serves As Honorary Captain Prior To Vikings-Eagles
Sunday’s Honorary Captain was four-time cancer survivor Casey O’Brien. The St. Paul native was diagnosed with osteosarcoma for the first time at age 13. The desire to play football again motivated O’Brien at every stop of his journey from his time at Cretin-Derham Hall and now as a walk-on long snapper at the University of Minnesota. O’Brien delivered the keynote speech at this year’s Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon after connecting with Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, who had previously spoken at the event. Cousins’ father is a cancer survivor.