Heikkinen Invited To Vikings Rookie Camp

Posted at: 04/28/2013 10:34 PM | Updated at: 04/28/2013 11:27 PM

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Former UMD offensive lineman Garth Heikkinen will get a chance to fight for a spot on the team he grew up watching.

The Gene Upshaw award winner and five-time All American received an invitation to the Vikings rookie mini-camp this coming weekend. He was not selected in the 2013 NFL Draft but had interest from at least a half a dozen teams prior to the draft.

Heikkinen says size-wise, he matches up with other offensive guards and centers in the NFL, it's just a matter of adjusting to the faster game speed of professional football.

Heikkinen isn't the only UMD player getting NFL attention. Fellow Bulldog lineman Jake Bschrerer signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks.

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