Former Gopher RB Kobe McCrary Signs w/ Vikings, Joins Practice

August 22, 2018 08:47 AM

Former Gopher running back Kobe McCrary was back home in Florida working in a factory stuffing material into bedsheets when he got the call the Vikings were bringing him back to Minnesota.


McCrary spent the summer at the Vikings rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.  He'll have a chance to earn a spot as the backup fullback behind 2nd-year C.J. Ham.

Click the video box on this page to hear KSTP Sports' chat with Kobe McCrary after Vikings practice in Eagan on Tuesday

After starting college with two years at Butler Community College, McCrary transferred to the University of Minnesota. In a backup-role to star running backs Shannon Brooks and Rodney Smith, McCrary sill managed to rush for 739 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons.  

As a senior, he won the Gophers' Gary Tinsley Award as the team's most encouraging underdog and continual persistence.


Chris Long

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