Vikings rookie QB Ryan Perrilloux has dealt with a lot of adversity throughout his life and specifically pertaining to his collegiate football career. As one of the top QB prospects coming out of high school, a lot was expected from him when he committed to play at LSU. After some off-field transgressions, Perrilloux decided to transfer to Jacksonville State in 2008 to have an opportunity to be the starting QB for the Gamecocks.
The transfer to Jacksonville State gave Perrilloux a new perspective on the game of football but what he experienced today may perhaps be the freshest of new beginnings for the rookie QB.
“This is a new start, Minnesota giving me an opportunity to come out here and start fresh, and I just want to thank them for that,” Perrilloux said when asked about regrouping after the issues he dealt with during college. “I’m just thankful for the opportunity to be a Viking and be in the position that I’m in.”
Perrilloux also spoke to QB Brett Favre before he came to Winter Park for the 3-day rookie minicamp.
“Mainly we just talked about just coming up here and getting ready for minicamp and what to expect up here in Minnesota.” Although Favre didn’t tip his hand as to what he was planning on for the 2010 season, he did offer the rookie QB a few pointers on what to expect. “He mainly just told me to come up here and just be myself and get in my book and just study.”
Although Perrilloux’s past has raised a few question marks on his maturity, head coach Brad Childress prefers to look to the future when evaluating players.
“I find him to be a humble kid here and I’m not judging him for backwards, I’m judging him going forwards,” Chidress said.
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