Former Vikings to participate in Minnesota NFL Alumni Pro Day

(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) Mike Tice
(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) Mike Tice /

Some familiar faces to fans of the Minnesota Vikings will be in Eden Prairie this August to help young football players at the NFL Alumni Pro Day Experience.

Young football prospects will want to pay close attention to the NFL Alumni Pro Day Experience where some former members of the Minnesota Vikings and familiar faces will be on hand to help improve their game.

According to the event’s official website, the NFL Alumni Pro Day Experience will put players ranging from 13 to 18 years old through the same drills individuals college athletes go through during the NFL Combine and coach them to achieve peak performance in those events.

The event will be held in six cities across the United States, with the first stop being called the Minneapolis, MN stop and being held at Eden Prairie High School on August 11th and 12th with times ranging from 7:00 am until 6:50 pm.

This is a great opportunity for young athletes to get a leg up on some of the criteria used throughout the college and NFL experience to measure player ability as well as complete lessons in sports science, brain health, and planning for the future.

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15 to 20 alumni coaches will be on hand to help out the young athletes, including some former Minnesota Vikings such as:

Other notable coaches in the program include some big names from the NFL. Here are just some of the individuals listed on the website:

  • quarterback and analyst Ron Jaworski
  • coach John Fox
  • Super Bowl XXXIX MVP receiver Deion Branch
  • Dr. Jen Welter
  • and many more!

With the opportunity to increase their potential, this is an event student athletes won’t want to miss. Learning from successful players, coaches, and individuals to help their play on and off the field will provide them with the building blocks needed to take the next steps toward becoming a pro.

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A full schedule of cities and events can be found HERE. Also, interested parties can fill out the forms HERE. Fans of the Minnesota Vikings looking to make the next step in their athletic future aren’t going to want to miss one of these amazing sessions.