Vikings Sign Minnesota Native Brian Leonhardt
Brian is a Tight End who played college ball for Bemidji State and started his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders in 2013. He may have little in game experience playing in only 16 games since his start (12 in Oakland and 4 in San Francisco) but he's happy to be home.
Brian is now the sixth player on the Vikings roster born in Minnesota: Tackle Carter Bykowski (Eden Prairie), Wide Receiver Isaac Fruechte (Caledonia), Cornerback Marcus Sherels (Rochester), WR Terrell Sinkfield (Minnetonka) and WR Adam Thielen (Detroit Lakes). I even had the pleasure of being one of the Djs at Brian's wedding last year, which was a blast.