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Jerick McKinnon
RB #31
Height:
5-9
Weight:
205
Age:
23
College:
Georgia Southern
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2015 POST):

CAR
2
YDS
7
AVG
3.5
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 165 809 4.9 68 2 48 308 6.4 30 1 0 0
2015 MIN 16 0 52 271 5.2 68T 2 21 173 8.2 30 1 -- --
2014 MIN 11 6 113 538 4.8 55 0 27 135 5 17 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @SF L 3-20 3 20 6.7 15 0 2 8 4 10 0 -- --
2 DET W 26-16 3 6 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 SD W 31-14 6 18 3 9 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
4 @DEN L 20-23 1 6 6 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 KC W 16-10 1 2 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @DET W 28-19 9 36 4 9 0 1 1 1 1 0 -- --
8 @CHI W 23-20 2 18 9 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 STL W 21-18 -- -- -- -- -- 2 11 5.5 9 0 -- --
10 @OAK W 30-14 -- -- -- -- -- 1 7 7 7 0 -- --
11 GB L 13-30 -- -- -- -- -- 2 15 7.5 13 0 -- --
12 @ATL W 20-10 5 33 6.6 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 SEA L 7-38 4 18 4.5 12 0 3 6 2 7 0 -- --
14 @ARI L 20-23 -- -- -- -- -- 1 8 8 8 0 -- --
15 CHI W 38-17 7 10 1.4 4 0 4 76 19 30 1 -- --
16 NYG W 49-17 7 89 12.7 68 2 2 8 4 7 0 -- --
17 @GB W 20-13 4 15 3.8 10 0 3 33 11 15 0 -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs)

2015 (11/6). Total- 27/6.

• Served as the primary backup to RB Adrian Peterson in 2015

• Led the team in receiving twice in 2015, including a performance where he recorded 4 receptions, a career-best 76 receiving yards and a touchdown vs. Chicago (11/1).

• Started 6 games during 2014 rookie campaign and played in 11. 

OFF THE FIELD Majored in general studies and is a semester shy of earning his bachelor’s degree...Brother, Lester Norwood, was a DB at Florida from 1998-2002.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs)

2015 (11/6). Total- 27/6.

• Served as the primary backup to RB Adrian Peterson in 2015

• Led the team in receiving twice in 2015, including a performance where he recorded 4 receptions, a career-best 76 receiving yards and a touchdown vs. Chicago (11/1).

• Started 6 games during 2014 rookie campaign and played in 11. 

OFF THE FIELD Majored in general studies and is a semester shy of earning his bachelor’s degree...Brother, Lester Norwood, was a DB at Florida from 1998-2002.

PRO Appeared in all 16 games in 2015 and led the team in receiving twice during the season…Scored his first career touchdown vs. Chicago (12/20/15) on a 17-yard dump-off from QB Teddy Bridgewater…Totaled 3 touchdowns in two weeks after a two-touchdown performance vs. NY Giants (12/27/15), which included a career-long 68-yard rushing touchdown…Became the 7th Vikings rookie RB to run for 100+ yards 2 times as a rookie in 2014…Started 1st career game vs. Detroit (10/12/14), joining fellow rookie Teddy Bridgewater as the 1st QB/RB rookie starting tandem since 1961 for the Vikings when Fran Tarkenton and Tommy Mason opened the Detroit game on 11/19/61...Selected with the Vikings 2nd pick in the 3rd round of the 2014 Draft, the #96 overall selection...The pick was obtained as part of the Percy Harvin trade to Seattle in 2013...Selected to play in 2014 Senior Bowl.

2015 Led team for second straight season in yards per carry with a 5.2 average (min. 25 carries)…Logged a career-high 3 total touchdowns…Scored his first career touchdown on a 17-yard reception vs. Chicago (12/20) after starting RB Adrian Peterson left the game due to injury…Recorded his first career multi-touchdown games vs. NY Giants (12/27), rushing for a 7-yard TD and a career-long 68-yard TD…Caught a team-leading 3 passes for 33 yards, had 4 rushes for 15 yards, recorded 1 special teams tackle and returned 1 kick for 24 yards to help the Vikings clinch the NFC North crown in the regular season finale at Green Bay (1/3)…Notched a season-high nine carries at Detroit on 10/25.

2014 Led team with a 4.8 yard per carry average and ranked 2nd on team in rushing yards despite only playing in 11 games with 6 starts...Had promising rookie campaign cut short by back injury, placed on injured reserve on 12/6...Ran for a pair of 100-yard games...Ranked 3rd in the NFC in rushing yards by a rookie and 8th in the NFL with 538...Posted 5th-longest run by a rookie RB in the NFL in 2014...Tied for 7th-most starts by a Vikings rookie RB...Missed game vs. Carolina (11/30) with back injury and went on injured reserve on 12/6...Played in season opener at St. Louis (9/7) and caught 1st career pass from Matt Cassel, a 1-yarder...Had 1st career game with rushing attempt and reception vs. New England (9/14)...Had most productive day of his career with 135 yards rushing on 18 carries with a long of 55 vs. Atlanta (9/28), posting the 6th-most rushing yards in a game by a rookie...His 55-yard jaunt is the 4th-longest by a Vikings rookie in team history and he 1st the 1st Vikings rookie to break the 100-yard mark since Adrian Peterson in 2007...Started 1st career game vs. Detroit (10/12) and led team in rushing and receiving, with 40 yards on 11 carries and 42 yards on 6 receptions...Ran for 103 yards on 19 carries against Bills’ #1-ranked NFL rush defense at Buffalo (10/19), his 2nd game of 100+ yards in 4 weeks.

COLLEGE Dynamic player who lined up at multiple positions during his 47-game collegiate career with 31 starts...Started at QB, WR, RB and CB during his tenure at Georgia Southern...Notched 17 career games with 100+ rushing yards...Ran for 3,899 career yards and 42 rushing TDs...Threw for 12 career TDs and caught 1 TD pass...As a sophomore, had 2 INTs seeing time at CB...Led team in rushing as a junior and senior...Named team MVP as a junior and senior...Scored winning TD as a senior as GSU won their 1st game over a BCS team at Florida, rushing for 125 yards on 9 carries against the Gators...As a junior, had 3rd-best single-season rushing mark in school history with 1,817 yards, trailing former Chicago Bear Adrian Peterson’s school record by 115 yards...Helped GSU lead all college football with 399.4 rushing yards per game...Had 316 yards rushing on 34 attempts in playoff game vs. Central Arkansas, just 17 yards away from matching school record for rushing yards in a game...Had 171 yards on the ground and scored 4 rushing TDs against Old Dominion...Notched career-long 87-yard TD run against Howard, ending the day accounting for 5 TDs, 3 rushing and 2 passing...Capped the win in a 3-OT game against UT-Chattanooga with a 2-point conversion run and had 3 rushing TDs on the day in the win...During sophomore season in 2011, started 7 of the 13 games he played in...Had both INTs for the season in playoff game at Maine...Ended 2011 season with 705 all-purpose yards and 9 TDs, catching his lone career TD...Played in 10 games as a true freshman, seeing most action at QB and WR...Scored 3 rushing TDs and ranked 3rd on team with 495 rushing yards.

PREP Earned All-State honors at QB from Atlanta Journal-Constitution and from Georgia Sportwriters as an athlete after his senior season at Sprayberry High in Marietta, GA...Earned Region VII AAAA Player of the Year...Threw for 1,500 yards and ran for 1,300 as a senior...Standout in track, running 100m, 200m, 4x100 relay and compete in long jump.

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