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.