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Gerhart’s Camp Debut A Busy One

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 31, 2010 – 7:06 am

His rookie contract wasn’t signed, but it’s clear what RB Toby Gerhart’s intentions were leading up to training camp. The 2010 Heisman Trophy runner-up is all about football and that was clear from his comments to reporters following the Vikings 1st training camp practice late Friday afternoon.

Gerhart and his family took a road trip from California to Minnesota over the past week and the Gerharts were in Mankato all day on Friday afternoon waiting for details on his contract to be finalized. Once the deal was complete, Gerhart signed the paperwork, took a physical, weighed-in and attended meetings.

Then he was finally able to step onto the football field with his teammates, a place Gerhart feels comfortable and natural.

“It was a long day,” Gerhart acknowledged. “[But] as soon as you walk out here, it’s just football and it’s fun.”

When asked how he thinks the competition for the RB2 job will shake out, Gerhart answered like a pro by saying only time would tell, that the group of RBs are friends and will push each other and that at the end of the day he hopes to come out on top.

It was also interesting to hear Gerhart talk of his first Vikings training camp experience after 4 seasons on campus at Stanford.

“It’s great,” Gerhart said. “This is way more than I expected coming from college training camp and having a couple people along the fence. Here you have thousands of people cheering as you come out on the field, all of the media here and just a beautiful setup and city to be at. That makes it a lot of fun.”


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8 Responses to “Gerhart’s Camp Debut A Busy One”

  1. By R. S. on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome to The great Vikings! Have a great year Toby! With Brett and the rest of the team you should go all of the way to the Super Bowl! Have a blast!

  2. By Cor-XLVikings ! on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome Toby ! to the best situation you could ever ask for, 100pc everyday and 120 on game day will help us win our first super bowl !

  3. By MGR4FUN on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    sounds like the rookie got introduced to the NFL this mornin … however i remain a huge fan of #32 and i am absolutely sold on the fact that he is gonna make an excellent counter-punch to #28 and when the purple are up by 3 maybe 4 touchdowns late in the 3rd quarter just as coach bileck said … #28 and #32 are gonna bludgen the opponents into submission … welcome to the purple mr gerhart …

  4. By NorcoFan on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    We’re so very proud of you Toby. You do yourself and Norco proud. Have fun and kick butt!

  5. By TG-TheNorcoConnection on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    I remember watching you at Norco! Pound on ‘em Toby, do your stuff, it’ll be fun to watch.

  6. By TG-TheNorcoConnection on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    We ARE Vikings !!

  7. By BlueCollarFan on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    We watched Toby play at Stanford, and the Toby train is now wearing purple. Good Luck Toby we know you will do well. WE WORK!! Keep that motto going. Can’t wait to see you play on Sunday’s

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