Defensive End

‘I’m not ashamed of it anymore:’ Everson Griffin shares bipolar diagnosis

(FOX 9) – Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is opening up about his mental health. Griffin, 33, shared that he is bipolar in an Instagram post Friday evening and wrote that he will be an advocate for mental health. His caption states: It’s true I am bipolar. I will embrace it and I will be an advocate for mental health. I been running…

Minnesota Vikings Great Chris Doleman Dead at 58

No cause of death was reported.

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–Late Tuesday night, Minnesota Vikings great Chris Doleman passed away, the team announced on Twitter. He was 58. For 15 seasons, he tormented quaterbacks as one of the NFL’s most feared defensive ends. An eight-time Pro Bowler, Doleman spent nine seasons with the Vikings amassing a league high 21 sacks in 1989. In 2012, Doleman was elected to…

Bison Searching for Production at Defensive End after Three Players Graduate

The once-deep position group of defensive end saw three players graduate after 2018.

FARGO, N.D. — Perhaps a debate that will carry on for several years is whether NDSU had a better football team in 2013 or 2018. Ask any coach from last year, and they will praise the great depth at defensive end. The D-ends kept the quarterbacks off balance, they contained the opposing run game and consistently dealt out plays for…

Dominating the Standard on and off the Field: Menard fits the mold of ideal student-athlete

NDSU defensive end Greg Menard is an engineering student with a 3.90 GPA

FARGO, N.D. — During his tenure at North Dakota State, Greg Menard has been a force. He is fourth on the all-time career sacks list at NDSU and climbing up the ladder. The three players above him were all drafted into the NFL. The senior has 7.5 sacks through 10 games. But, if everything went according to plan, Menard wouldn’t…

Vikings DE Hunter Inks 5-Year Extension

Danielle Hunter will make $72M with $40M guarantee

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings continue to lock up their star defensive players. Danielle Hunter signed a contract extension for the next five years, worth $72 million dollars, with $40 million guaranteed. The 23-year-old defensive end has 25.5 sacks in his three-year NFL career. Minnesota’s defense gave up the fewest points per game and yards per game last season….

Bison Defensive End Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury

North Dakota State defensive end Greg Menard suffered a season-ending knee injury over the weekend

  FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State defensive end Greg Menard will miss all of the 2017 season after tearing his ACL over the weekend, the team announced Monday. Menard is a two-time FCS All-American who was named to the Buck Buchanan Watch List days ago, which recognizes the top defensive player in the FCS. He is  expected to use…