Tyler Hoppes hoping to make NFL roster
Former Nebraska tight end Tyler Hoppes, one of several Huskers to sign an undrafted free agent contract. The Lincoln native signing with the Minnesota Vikings after just two years since leaving Wayne State and giving up his scholarship to walk–on at Nebraska.
He played in all 12 games in 2018, catching 34 passes for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a season best 105 yards against Purdue. Hoppes participating in OTAs and Minnesota's rookie mini–camp a few weeks ago. Hoppes walked away enjoying his time in Minneapolis.
" It was a great experience, one that not a lot of people get to experience," Hoppes told NTV. "I think overall it went well. I was a little rusty at first. When you go to another level there's always a lot of nerves but as OTA's went on I kind of found myself getting back to where I was at Nebraska. All the guys that I've met up there (Minnesota) were really cool and they were rookies at one point and so they helped out with the learning curve, so it was pretty awesome."
Hoppes will attend Minnesota's training camp later this month with hopes of earning a spot on the 53–man roster.