The brother of the current Minnesota Vikings wide receiver has the opportunity to try out for the team during their upcoming rookie minicamp.
Later this week, the Minnesota Vikings will be bringing in a number of undrafted rookies to try out for the team’s 2019 roster.
Two of these names might sound familiar to Vikings fans. Both Mar’Sean Diggs, brother to current Minnesota wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and Tito Odenigbo, brother to Vikings defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo, will be present during Minnesota’s upcoming rookie minicamp.
Mar’Sean, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound defensive back out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, played in 25 games for the Blazers and accounted for 99 total tackles and three interceptions during his college career.
The younger Diggs took to Twitter on Saturday to confirm earlier reports of his opportunity with the Vikings.
“First thank you lord, second Thank you to the Minnesota Vikings organization for seeing my potential, this chip on my shoulder just got BIGGER let’s work. #Skol”
The tweet received a heartwarming response from his big brother soon after.
“Words can’t explain my excitement. I love you. It’s Gods plan, let’s stay on his path. I’m here behind you pushing you every step of the way.”
Tito Odenigbo, 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle out of Miami also announced his opportunity with the Vikings on Twitter and did so in hilarious fashion.
“I’ve been riding my brothers coattail my whole life, the NFL is no exception #SKOL”
The younger brother of Ifeadi is an intriguing prospect to keep an eye on. After transferring from Illinois, Odenigbo made an immediate impact his senior year at Miami appearing in 13 games and starting in four. He finished the season with 25 tackles including 6.5 for loss.
This isn’t the first time the Vikings have had a pair of brothers on their roster. Minnesota had both Erin and E.J. Henderson on their roster from 2008 to 2011. Randy Moss and his half-brother, Eric, were also both part of the 1998 Vikings.
While it remains to be seen if either of the younger Diggs or Odenigbo will make the team, it’s fun to see brothers pushing each other to reach their maximum potential and achieve their NFL dreams together.