7 stunning facts from the 2013 Vikings media guide


The Vikings have posted their 2013 media guide online.

It's a 284-page document packed with everything you'd ever want to know -- or forget -- about Minnesota's NFL heroes.

Check it out, right here, via Vikings.com.

Or, if you'd like, we could pick out a seven weird highlights:

1) Page 68: Kim Klawiter, Director of Security for the Vikings, accompanied Michail Gorbachev on his visit to Minnesota, and has provided security for three U.S. presidents.

2) Page 88: Third string QB Mcleod Bethel Thompson's grandfather Wilbur Thompson won a gold medal at the 1948 Olympic Games in the shotput.

3) Page 108: As a senior at Norco High School in California, Toby Gerhart rushed for 3,233 yards and 39 touchdowns.

4) Page 116: Erin Henderson loves cats, and this offseason joined the National Geographic Foundation and pledged a donation to their Big Cats Initiative.

5) Page 120: Greg Jennings once played a lab technician on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds, and a football coach on USA's Royal Pains.

6) Page 125: Matt Kalil's mother Cheryl was Ms. California in 1981.

7) Page 224: On January 16th, 2000, Jeff George threw for a Vikings playoff record 424 yards in a 49-37 loss to the St Louis Rams.

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