As a senior this past year at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, tight end Jeremy Reierson grabbed 12 catches for 159 yards and five touchdowns. Reierson has proven to be an extremely versatile player on the field, and he was disappointed to come away from last weekend undrafted. However, the TE will get another opportunity this weekend at the Vikings rookie training camp.
In an article on Northland News Center, UMD head coach Curt Weise said the following about Reierson:
“Every team is a little different. Some tight ends are used as wide receivers, some play on the line of scrimmage. You watch the Vikings offense, and I think Jeremy’s a guy that could potentially play both spots for those guys.”
Reierson spent two seasons at the University of Wisconsin before transferring to UMD. He redshirted his freshman year and did not play his sophomore year. After making the move to Duluth, however, Reierson immediately saw an increase in playing time. He received started in seven games his junior season and caught seven passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns, both during road games.
The TE might be a little big more of a risk, having fewer credentials to go off of, but it’s clear that his size and athleticism at the TE position are valuable to any team.
GET TO KNOW JEREMY REIERSON
Q: How long have you been playing football?
Reierson: I have been playing football since 3rd grade.
Q: Have you always played the position that you do now?
Reierson: I’ve played every offensive position throughout the years except quarterback and center. I also played many defensive positions as well. Being from a small school in Wisconsin, we went both ways.
Q: What does it mean to you to be invited to the Vikings rookie training camp?
Reierson: I’m very grateful for the opportunity; it’s something I’ve wanted since I was a little kid.
Q: What number do you wear and why?
Reierson: I’ve worn 89 for the last 3 years — that’s the number I was given coming in to Duluth.
5. If you could have 1 day to train with any current NFL player, who would that be? Why?
Reierson: Peyton Manning, because of his extensive preparation. I want to play at the highest level, and preparation is key.
Reierson is one of five athletes represented by Greg Johnson of Origin Sports Management that has been invited to the Vikings rookie camp. Visit the main Vikings Territory page to view features on the other players.