Vikings Sign Former Gophers WR Isaac Fruechte


Another Twin Cities area college talent is hoping to repeat the Adam Thielen success story by going from rookie minicamp try out to NFL roster spot.

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Former Gophers WR Isaac Fruechte has passed the first test, scoring a contract with the Vikings off his performance at rookie minicamp.

The 6-3, 202-pound Fruechte went to high school in Caledonia, MN and played one year of junior college ball before transferring to the University of Minnesota.

Last year, Fruechte caught 18 passes for 292 yards and 1 TD, which was good enough to earn him Wide Receiver of the Year honors from the team (that dynamic Gophers passing game).

Besides his good size, Fruechte also has decent wheels as he showed by running a 4.41 40 at Gophers pro day. He also posted a 36 inch vertical.

With his size and speed, Fruechte could make a decent gunner on punt coverage. He’ll have to learn to master a lot of different arts if he wants a chance to catch on with the team the way former Minnesota State-Mankato wide-out Adam Thielen has.

Besides general scrappiness, it helps to have a name that can be made into puns. What will Paul Allen do with the name Fruechte?

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