The 1998 Vikings were honored at halftime of Sunday's game vs. the 49ers.
During each home game, U.S. Bank and the Vikings recognize individuals who have helped make our community a better place. Sunday's Hero was Marines Cpl. Johnathan Benson, who passed away Sept. 9, 2006, from wounds sustained during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Minnesota native is a recipient of two Purple Hearts and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Recently, the Vikings opened a Mother's Room at U.S. Bank Stadium to help enhance the gameday experience for moms with small children.
Watch Friday's halftime mascot game at U.S. Bank Stadium that took place during the Vikings-Seahawks game.
Willie Howard was Greg Coleman's guest on this week's Legends Connection at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Isaiah Williams, a 15-year-old sophomore at Edison High School, was this week's Hometown Hero. Isaiah was born with a birth defect known as Fibular Hemimilia (absence of bones) in both his legs and feet. His right foot and ankle was amputated at 10 months old. His left foot, due to severe club foot, was placed in an Ankle Foot Orthotic (AFO) brace. Despite these challenges, Isaiah has an amazing positivity and brightens others' lives.
Watch the full on-field and video tributes the Vikings and Jaguars took part in prior to Saturday's game to honor the legacy of Tony Sparano.
The Hometown Heroes on Saturday were former Eden Prairie High School football coaches Lyle Schuette and Steve Born. Schuette passed away this past November after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Born is battling multiple myeloma. For more than 20 years each, Schuette and Born developed relationships with players at Eden Prairie, positively impacting lives.
Players from five Minnesota High School Football State champion teams competed in various skills competitions on The Commons before the game. The two teams with the highest scores then competed in a relay-style competition on the field during halftime. The winning team was awarded a $2,500 grant for its football program.
Former Vikings QB Todd Bouman joined Greg Coleman during Saturday's game vs. the Jaguars.
Former Vikings offensive lineman Joe Berger joined Greg Coleman during Saturday's game after helping honor Tony Sparano pregame. Berger played for Sparano from 2006-08 in Dallas, from 2009-10 in Miami and in the 2016-17 seasons with Minnesota.
WWE Superstars Cesaro, Sheamus and Minneapolis native Curtis Axel helped lead the Skol Chant, with Axel then sounding the Gjallarhorn, prior to Sunday's game.
A special presentation was made during halftime of the Oct. 22 game vs. the Ravens honoring more than 120 cancer survivors and family members affected by cancer that featured former Vikings defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor.
Haley Crain underwent bone marrow transplant this past summer and was cleared of cancer soon after. During Sunday's game she and her parents rang a bell to signify she is cancer free.
Sunday's Hometown Hero was Lucas Hobbs, a 14-year-old Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer survivor. Lucas has created a non-profit, Chef Lucas Food, which hosts charitable food truck events to benefit service organizations and provide meals to families battling pediatric cancer.
Hear from former Vikings DT Kevin Williams, who was a special guest at Sunday's game vs. Green Bay.
Watch the halftime ceremony from Sunday, Oct. 1 as Ahmad Rashad formally went into the Vikings Ring of Honor.
Watch slow-mo footage of Goldy Gopher's touchdown run during Sunday's mascot halftime game.
View highlights from Sunday's halftime mascot game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
During Sunday's halftime mascot game, aka MascotMania II, Goldy the Gopher destroyed an Eagan seventh grader en route to a touchdown.
Gophers Head Coach P. J. Fleck sounded the Gjallarhorn prior to Sunday's game vs. Tampa Bay.