Today was National Signing Day in college football, and while we don’t generally talk a lot about college football unless it’s draft-related, this story has a connection to the Minnesota Vikings and one of our favorite players from the time this site has been operational.
Another one of Antoine Winfield’s sons is going to play his college ball for P.J. Fleck and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Austin Winfield will be coming to join his older brother, Antoine, Jr., as part of the defense for the Golden Gophers. He’s a defensive back, just like his father and his brother.
Antoine Winfield, as we know, was a star corner from the Vikings from 2004 to 2012, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Vikings of All Time. He went to three Pro Bowls with the Vikings, and was named Second-Team All-Pro in 2008.
Antoine, Jr., joined the Golden Gophers in 2016, and was named that year to the ESPN True Freshman All-American team. He’s had some struggles with injuries over the past couple of seasons, including a foot injury that caused him to miss most of this past year, but should be fully recovered in time for the start of this season.
Congratulations to Austin Winfield on his decision to come play for the Golden Gophers, and we wish him nothing but success going forward. For the rest of what the Gophers did on National Signing Day, check out The Daily Gopher.