Minnesota Vikings: Andrew Sendejo rappells for charity


Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo rappelled to raise money for the Over The Edge fundraiser with proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation charity.

Andrew Sendejo may have been starting at safety for the Minnesota Vikings last season, but he contributed in other ways off the football field when he did a daring feat for charity.

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According to an article on the Minnesota Vikings official website, the hard-hitting defensive back channeled his inner Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle when he attended the Over The Edge fundraiser to help out the Make A Wish Foundation.

In the article, it could be seen that Sendejo was dressed as Raphael from the pizza loving crimefighters as he dropped down a 38-story building attached to a rope. For many, a situation like this is extremely frightening, but the Minnesota Vikings special teams ace loved the idea of conquering a fear while helping out a charity.

"“You get to kind of challenge yourself to face something that’s pretty scary, to lean off the edge of a building at 40 stories high, but at the same time, you’re helping someone else out, so it’s like a two-for-one special,” Sendejo said. “You’re kind of overcoming something for yourself and helping someone else in need to try to help them overcome something that they’re going through, too.”"

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Andrew Sendejo will be in the fold once again to be the Minnesota Vikings starting safety for the 2016 NFL season, but this year he will face some stiffer competition. With other defensive backs gaining experience along with the team bringing in veteran Michael Griffin and drafting Jayron Kearse, it could be a tough fight for Sendejo to win the job.

However, don’t count Sendejo out. He’s not afraid of scary situations like a competition for a starting job or dangling from a string off the side of a building. This should be a benefit for him as he heads into the new season.

"“The first thing you do is put the balls of your feet on the edge, and your heels are off,” Sendejo recalled. “They didn’t tell me if I fell over I would be secure, so I was still holding on. They said you’re good to go, and the first thing you do is lean back so you’re parallel to the ground, and they make you take both your hands off. The scariest thing you can possibly do is be up top with no hands. After that, it’s very easy. They had a lever that you could pull on to let the rope through and you just go all the way down. I would take an occasional break and look around, enjoy the view, so it was cool.”"

Check out the great tweet from the official Minnesota Vikings Twitter account showing him in his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gear having some fun!

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It’s great of Andrew Sendejo to take part in this event to help raise money for charity. In fact, the Minnesota Vikings safety enjoyed it so much that he wants to put together an event for the Make A Wish foundation in the future to continue fundraising for the cause. Bravo, Andrew!