February 02, 2018 04:23 PM
It may not completely remove the sting of coming up one game short of playing in a Super Bowl on home soil, but Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs made the most of his appearance at the inaugural Land O' Lakes Farm Bowl by taking home the title.
Click the video box on this page to see highlights and hear Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph discuss being part of the first-ever Land O' Lakes Farm Bowl as part of Super Bowl festivities in the Twin Cities this week
Diggs and Rudolph joined NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerome Bettis, NFL player-turned-farmer Jason Brown, 5-time Pro Bowler Luke Kuechly and former Vikings/Packers receiver Greg Jennings as the NFL's reps at the Farm Bowl. Each player was paired with a farmer for the competition.
Diggs' paired with California-native J.J .Nunes to form the championship team.
Each team took a run through the four-station Farm Bowl course to establish a qualifying time. The stations were: a tire change on a John Deere tractor, a puzzle involving milk delivery pipes, dropping a bean bag in a simulated corn field via drone, and finally loading a utility ATV with bales of hay and backing it into a tight space.
Diggs and Brown's teams recorded the top times, qualifying them for the final - which involved loading a pallette of cattle feed into a wheelbarrow, weaving it through a course, then dumping it at the end of the run.
Diggs admitted the courses - both qualifying and final - required far more cardio than he'd expected.
The event was sponsored and organized by Arden Hills, MN-based Land O' Lakes.
For more information, check the Farm Bowl website.
Updated: February 02, 2018 04:23 PM
Created: February 01, 2018 03:58 PM
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