UMD football’s Ojile talks making Vikings 90 man roster

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After University of Minnesota Duluth’s (UMD) former football captain Zach Ojile made the Minnesota Vikings 90 man offseason roster on Monday, WDIO spoke with him on how it feels to be working with the home town team.

“Since this has been a childhood dream of mine and then to actually made it on a 90 man roster is pretty special. So it is pretty surreal but at the same time, I’ve got a lot on my plate and got a lot of studying that I have to do. Catching up with the playbooks and installs, this week’s been busy and I’ve definitely been grinding the playbook,” said Ojile.

Not only has he been working with a team he idolized as a youth but also another former NSIC player and Duluth native CJ Ham.

“CJ has been around this week, so I’ve been around him and I’m excited just to pick up as much knowledge as I can from him on the football field and also off the football field,” added Ojile.

Ojile was one of two UMD players to be signed to the team from rookie camp on a tryout basis.

He now is looking to compete and make the teams 52 man roster later this summer.