Report: Vikings sign former Hopkins speedster Sinkfield


Terrell Sinkfield has been a bit of a phenomenon in the football world ever since he ran a lightning-quick 4.19-second 40-yard dash at a Gophers pro day in 2013.

Sinkfield, a native of Minnetonka who played high school football at Hopkins, is now reportedly bringing his speed back to Minnesota, having signed with the Vikings, according to Gary Lawless of TSN.

He played the last two years in the CFL, having failed to stick with any of the NFL teams who gave him a shot in 2013. He was cut by the Dolphins, Giants, Bills and Packers before making the jump to Canada, The Viking Age notes.

Sinkfield's 4.19-second 40 time was never validated, but had it taken place at the NFL Combine it would have gone down as the fastest ever. Sinkfield proved his blazing speed a few weeks later by running the 40 in 4.32 and 4.30 seconds, according to ESPN.

Sinkfield was a wide receiver at Northern Iowa and his game developed in Canada. This past season he caught 69 passes for 1,030 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Next Up

vote, vote now

MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

prison, Rush City cell block

Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

leech lake band of ojibwe sign

11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.

reindeer como zoo

Watch live: Como Zoo's live reindeer cam is back for December

The live feed will run 24/7 allowing you to keep an eye on Santa's antlered helpers.


Three simple ways to boost your immune health heading into winter

Eating right is one thing, but there are other ways to stay healthy as the days shorten.

Taylor Rogers

Why Twins fans shouldn't give up on Taylor Rogers

The Twins closer struggled in 2020 but could rebound next season.

Co. Rd. 2 crash, Wakefield Twp.

Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

mndot deer  tunnel 1

Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.