Studwell steps down as Vikings' director of college scouting

Author:
Updated:
Original:

A Vikings fixture on the field and behind the scenes since the late 1970s is calling it a day.

Scott Studwell is stepping down as the team's director of college scouting after 12 years on the job, the Daily Norseman reports.

Studwell, who was a linebacker with the Vikings from 1977 to 1990 and served in two other front office positions before his college scouting job, resigned Sunday – one day after the team completed its most recent draft. The Daily Norseman says Studwell left his job to spend more time with his family and cut down on the travel time associated with being a scout.

Studwell, 59, was named NFC Scout of the Year in 2012. He will be replaced by Jamaal Stephenson, who has been the Vikings' assistant director of college scouting since 2009.

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says Studwell will remain with the team in a "smaller capacity," the blog reports.

According to the Star Tribune, Spielman said the team "will definitely carve out a role where he will be still a major part of this draft process."

Studwell was the Vikings' ninth-round draft choice and 250th pick overall in the 1977 NFL Draft. He played in two NFL Pro Bowls, in 1987 and 1988.

Next Up

PD Shimmers closeup

Man with Parkinson's lights up Plymouth with synchronized light show

"The best medicine I have for my disease is what I try to do with the light show," Mike Justak said.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

flickr-mall-of-america-mitchell-hirsch-march-2019

When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.

Minnesota_Welcome_Sign_-_Minnesota_Welcomes_You_-_Taylors_Falls_(28269804891)

Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.

Texa-Tonka

Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Related