September 26, 2009; Stanford, CA, USA; Washington Huskies tailback Chris Polk (right) runs with the ball in front of Stanford Cardinal cornerback Corey Gatewood (2) during the first quarter at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Vikings Sign DB/WR Corey Gatewood

Who is Corey Gatewood? I’ll tell you who Corey Gatewood is. He’s the DB/WR the Vikings just signed. He went to Stanford, just like Andrew Luck and Tiger Woods. But he is somewhat less heralded than either Andrew Luck or Tiger Woods.

You might be wondering how Gatewood came to acquire the slash. Well he started out at Stanford as a cornerback but switched to receiver at the beginning of the 2011 season. Then near the end of the season coaches had him switch back. He has versatility, is what I’m trying to say. He was a sprinter in track and his 40 times at combines and pro days and such are all between 4.4 and 4.5. So he’s pretty fast, just like Josh Robinson and Harrison Smith. Maybe we’ll hear from him again down the road and maybe we won’t. He takes Asher Allen’s place on the roster, giving the Vikings 17 DBs as they head toward training camp in July.

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