Ojile Talks 1st Week with Vikings & Learning From C.J. Ham

The Vikings and Ojile will begin team organized activities on May 22nd.

EAGAN, Minn.- On Monday, former UMD Tight End Zach Ojile received the phone call that any football player dreams about.

The call to the NFL, as he officially signed with the Minnesota Vikings.

Ojile was one of two players to be added to the 90 man roster after last weekend’s Vikings rookie camp.

He’ll also be making a slight position change as he will be a full-time fullback in Minnesota.

Ojile, who is from Blaine, appeared in 40 games at UMD and tallied 87 carries for 418 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns

Earlier on Friday, he talked about his first week as a member of the Vikings.

“It is really surreal just since this has been a childhood dream of mine and then to actually make it on a 90 man roster is pretty special. So it is surreal but at the same time, I have a lot on my plate and have a lot of studying that I have to do. Catching up with the playbooks and installs so this week has been busy but I’ve been grinding in the playbook,” said Ojile.

Ojile joins a familiar face in the fullback room as he will compete with Duluth native C.J. Ham. He says he’s anxious to learn from the former Hunter.

“C.J.’s been around this week. So I’ve been around him, out on the field with him and he’s certainly a really good guy. I’m excited to pick up as much knowledge as I can from him on the football field and off the football field. It’s a green opportunity for me to use a resource like C.J.,” added Ojile.

The Vikings and Ojile will begin team organized activities on May 22nd.


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