Minnesota Vikings To Honor Former Center Matt Birk


According to WCCO the Minnesota Vikings will honor former center and St. Paul native Matt Birk at Sunday’s game. Birk will serve as an honorary captain for the Vikings.

Jan 28, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk during a Super Bowl XLVII press conference at the Hilton Riverside Hotel. Super Bowl XLVII will be played between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

He spent 11 seasons with the Vikings and was drafted in the sixth round in 1998. Birk went to the Pro Bowl six times and finished his NFL career a Baltimore Raven and a Super Bowl XLVII Champion. But he retired from the NFL in 2012.