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Thielen Sets Great Example for Kids

Thielen Sets Great Example for Kids

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen was in Sioux Falls for Legends for Kids and had a strong message for the kids at the football clinic, Afterall, the former Mankato State WR had to overcome long odds to even make the NFL team. He knows that very few people thought it was possible and used that as motivation.

Ham & Thielen Impressed With New Vikings QB Cousins

Minnesota Signed Former Redskin To 3-Year, 84-Million Dollar Deal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Minnesota Vikings have bet 84 million dollars on Kirk Cousins being the franchise quarterback who will end a 57 year championship drought. We’ll begin to find out what kind of return that gets in a few month, but so far several of his new teammates like what they see. C.J. Ham and Adam Thielen were…

HYVEE/SANFORD LEGENDS-Thielen & Ham’s Football Journey Inspires

Undrafted Free Agents Worked Their Way Into Starting Roles With Vikings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The HyVee/Sanford Legends week really ramps into high gear today with an array of camps, including a football clinic featuring a pair of Minnesota Viking players who’ve gone from supporting cast to headliners. Adam Thielen and CJ Ham are no strangers to the Legends football clinic.  C.J. especially has worked plenty of the camps dating back to…

Wieneke Excited to be a Minnesota Viking

Wieneke Excited to be a Minnesota Viking

Former SDSU wide receiver Jake Wieneke was the happiest college player not to be drafted Saturday night. As the final picks were being announced, the Maple Grove native was just hoping not to be selected so he could sign a free agent contract with the team he grew up cheering for. It happened and now Jake will head to the…

Lang Signs Contract with Minnesota Vikings

Lang Signs Contract with Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings signed several free agents Monday to Reserves/Future contracts and among them is Sioux Falls native Cedric Lang who was also on the Vikes practice squad starting the season. Lang hadn’t played football since his freshman year at O’Gorman before getting a 5th year at UTEP where he was a basketball standout. He started as a tight end…

Eagles Fly Past Vikings In NFC Championship Game

Minnesota Gives Up 38 Unanswered In 38-7 Loss

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  It took a “Minneapolis Miracle” for the Minnesota Vikings to beat the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoffs last week. It took 60 minutes of a relentless Philadelphia Eagles team to dash any hope of the Vikings returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 42 years. The Eagles scored 38 unanswered points…

Vikings Trying To Block Out Pressures Of NFC Championship

Minnesota Seeking First Super Bowl Trip In 42 Years

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  In case you haven’t heard there’s a rather important football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles today. And if you think I’m trying to downplay the NFC Championship, you should hear the players. Of course the current Vikings are aware of the franchises tortured history and how much an entire state and region are pulling…

Backup Quarterbacks Front & Center In NFC Championship

Keenum & Foles Face Off For Trip To Super Bowl

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  If I’d told you at the beginning of the season that Case Keenum and Nick Foles would be battling for a trip to the Super Bowl you’d think I was nuts. Truth will be stranger than fiction on Sunday when those two lead the Vikings and Eagles into the NFC Championship. The former St. Louis Ram teammates…

NFC Championship Preview

NFC Championship Preview

Some are calling Stefon Diggs miraculous touchdown catch the biggest reception in Minnesota Vikings history. But even he knows that for it to truly be that, the Vikings have to go to Philadelphia and win the NFC Championship and play for a Super Bowl on their home field. “Take everything with a grain of salt. It’s been fun but I…

Diggs and Keenum Reflect on Minnesota Miracle

Diggs and Keenum Reflect on Minnesota Miracle

The Vikings advanced to the NFC title game thanks to the Minnesota Miracle Sunday at US Bank Stadium. Case Keenum and Stefon Diggs talked about the play that ended up as a touchdown when they were just hoping to get into field goal range with no timeouts and 10 seconds left when the ball was snapped. It ended up as…

Vikes React to Miracle Win Over Saints

Vikes React to Miracle Win Over Saints

MINNEAPOLIS, MN…The Vikings advanced to the NFC title game with a miraculous last second win over New Orleans Sunday night at US Bank Stadium. The Vikings Trailed 24-23 and had just 10 seconds left on their own 39 yard line and no timeouts when Case Keenum lofted a desperation pass down the right sideline to Stefon Diggs. He not only…

Vikings Gain Rest & Perspective During Bye Week

Minnesota To Host New Orleans In NFC Divisional Playoff Next Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Though the late great Tom Petty sang about the waiting being the hardest part, the Minnesota Vikings seem perfectly content to rest and await their opponent in next Sunday’s divisional playoff at US Bank Stadium. It’s been not only a good week to get healthy, but also a good time to gain perspective.  Minnesota’s 13-3 season earned…

NSIC Alums Have College Fun As Vikings Prep For Bears

CJ Ham Pays Price For Augustana's Loss To Adam Thielen's Alma Mater

CHICAGO, IL  —  The Minnesota Vikings are off in preparation for their Monday Night game tomorrow at Chicago. That didn’t stop a couple of NSIC alums from being locked into this week’s college action. As we showed you yesterday, the Augustana Vikings lost at MSU-Mankato 42-21.  The Minnesota Vikings have a pair of alums from each team in CJ Ham…

Humble Ham Has Memorable Day

Augustana Alum Scores First NFL Touchdown

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  C.J. Ham ran for 29 touchdowns in his four years as a member of the Augustana Vikings. And yesterday he scored another Viking touchdown. His first as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Ham made his first career NFL carry count, burrowing in for a one yard touchdown during the third quarter of Minnesota’s 26-9 loss…

C.J. Ham Scores First NFL Touchdown

Augustana Alum Scores On First NFL Carry For Vikings

PITTSBURGH, PA  —  C.J. Ham scored 27 touchdowns in his career with the Augustana Vikings. On Sunday he ran for his first score with the Minnesota Vikings. On his first ever NFL carry, the Augustana alum burrowed into the Pittsburgh endzone for a one yard touchdown during the third quarter of the Vikings 26-9 loss to the Steelers on Sunday…

C.J. Ham Hoping Minnesota Vikings Call His Number At Fullback

Augie Alum Begins 2nd Season With Minnesota

MANKATO, MN  —  Wearing the number 28, C.J. Ham had an outstanding career for the Augustana Vikings that earned him a shot with the Minnesota Vikings. The number 28 is available again this year but C.J. is more focused on something else that’s open. The starting fullback job. “I’ve been here for a year, I’m confident in my ability, and…

Ham & Cook With Plenty To Prove As Camp Opens

Rookies & First Year Players Begin Camp

  MANKATO, MN —  Football season is underway because, for the 52nd straight year, the Minnesota Vikings have begun training camp in Mankato. Of course this is the final time they will be doing it on the campus of Minnesota State, and this has been a place that has been pretty good to Augustana’s C.J. Ham.  He had some good…