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Get to know Vikings' TE John Carlson

You may already think you know all there is to know about Vikings' tight end John Carlson. He's from Litchfield, Minnesota, was a basketball, football and tennis star in high school and he loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is for you if you want to know even more.
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You may already think you know all there is to know about Vikings' tight end John Carlson. He's from Litchfield, Minnesota, was a basketball, football and tennis star in high school and he loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is for you if you want to know even more.

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