Long road to success for Vikings long snapper Andrew DePaola

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Andrew DePaola didn’t have a Division-I scholarship offer, but ended up played college football at Rutgers.

Then, after it took him five years of hard work after college to hook on with an NFL team, he then endured being cut three times, having to recover from two torn ACLs and shaking off more than a dozen failed tryouts with NFL teams.

But now, in his third seasons with the Vikings, he’s now being viewed as one of the best players at his position in the entire National Football League.

Click the video box on this page to watch Chris Long’s story about Andrew DePaola’s long road to NFL success as it aired on KSTP Sports’ Vikings Kickoff