As a LB for the Vikings from 1977-1990, Scott Studwell was tremendously productive and earned a reputation as a leader with a tireless work ethic. Since his playing days, Studwell has carried those traits with him to the Vikings front office, where he currently works as the franchise’s Director of College Scouting.
In honor of his long and distinguished (and on-going) career, the organization inducted Studwell into the Vikings Ring of Honor during the 2009 season. Inclusion in the Ring of Honor is the highest individual honor one can receive from the club.
With that background in mind, it’s impressive to note that Studwell was once again a leader during the Vikings annual playground build event this past Friday. Each of the last 5 years, the entire Vikings organization and a large group of volunteers from KaBoom! and Toro have built a playground for a local school. And in each of those events, Studwell’s leadership and work ethic has been obvious.
“I am the first person on the site for the Vikings each year with set-up and prep duties and each year, the first person to get to the site is Scott Studwell and he hits it hard from start to finish,” said Brad Madson, Vikings Executive Director of Community Relations/Youth Football. “I remember when we were at the American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul a few years back and we hadn’t even set up for morning registration yet and here comes Stud with broom in hand and he proceeded to start to clear the sidewalk and steps in preparation for landscaping. With that type of work ethic, it’s easy to understand why he is the Vikings all-time leading tackler!”
Although he prefers to remain out of the spotlight and probably wishes this blog entry never existed, Studwell exudes the kind of leadership and work ethic that yields great results, whether it be on the football field, in the front office or at a community event. He’s a source of pride for the Vikings organization.
Now that I’ve shared this on the blog, I’ll probably have to hope he doesn’t form tackle me in the hallway.
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