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Sport Former minor-league pitcher Zach Von Rosenberg signs with Vikings as punter

06:15  04 may  2021
06:15  04 may  2021 Source:   profootballrumors.com

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Today, the Vikings agreed to terms with punter Zach Von Rosenberg (via Chris Tomasson of TwinCities.com). What makes this signing so unique? Von Rosenberg is a 30-year-old former minor league pitcher . Von Rosenberg will now have an opportunity to put together a Disney-movie-worthy career. As Tomasson writes, the rookie will have a legitimate chance to unseat starter Britton Colquitt, who reworked his contract this offseason to avoid being cut. The team also invited undrafted free agent Oscar Bradburn to rookie minicamp, but a source tells Tomasson that the Virginia Tech might not

ATLANTA — Zach Von Rosenberg attended freshman orientation at LSU more than a decade ago. On Saturday, the 29-year-old punter will step on the field for the top-ranked Tigers’ first-ever playoff appearance. In between, he won battles against Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. Von Rosenberg had given up on going to college. After committing to play baseball at LSU, he instead turned pro when he was selected in the sixth round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, 46 spots ahead of future Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel. Von Rosenberg had slipped that low only due to signability

We don’t usually write full articles for undrafted free agent signings, but this one is too good not to pass along. Today, the Vikings agreed to terms with punter Zach Von Rosenberg (via Chris Tomasson of TwinCities.com). What makes this signing so unique? Von Rosenberg is a 30-year-old former minor league pitcher.

a group of people standing in the grass: Despite appearing in only nine games in 2020, Zach Von Rosenberg (center) had 59 punts, the second-highest total in all of college football. © Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Despite appearing in only nine games in 2020, Zach Von Rosenberg (center) had 59 punts, the second-highest total in all of college football.

The veteran/rookie punter had spent the past four seasons punting for LSU, averaging 44 yards per punt on 193 attempts. That included a 2020 campaign during he got plenty of opportunities to put his play on tape. Despite appearing in only nine games, Von Rosenberg had 59 punts, the second-highest total in all of college football.

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2021 NFL Draft's unlikeliest prospect: Zach Von Rosenberg , 30 and already a millionaire, draws buzz as punter . And while most punters will end up signing as an undrafted free agent, Von Rosenberg is generating Von Rosenberg seemed destined for a long baseball career initially, taken in the same draft as Mike (Oddly enough, another Pirates minor - league pitcher at the time, Hayden Hurst , got

Zach Von Rosenberg is unlike any other prospect eligible for this year's draft. For many reasons. He's 30-years-old, a full decade older, as LSU's punter , than the kicker he was holding for. He's already a millionaire, courtesy of his signing bonus as a former top prospect in the Roughly eight years had passed since he has punted a ball in any sort of competitive manner ("I guess you could say I had a rested leg," he quipped), but now a new pursuit was at hand. He had redshirted in 2016, but made the 2017 SEC All-Freshman team and served as punter for four years in all, averaging 44 yards for punt.

Before his collegiate football career, Von Rosenberg was a prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. The pitcher spent five years with the organization (2009-14), going 15-25 in a career during which he never elevated above Single A baseball.

Von Rosenberg will now have an opportunity to put together a Disney-movie-worthy career. As Tomasson writes, the rookie will have a legitimate chance to unseat starter Britton Colquitt, who reworked his contract this offseason to avoid being cut. The Vikings also invited undrafted free agent Oscar Bradburn to rookie minicamp, but a source tells Tomasson that the Virginia Tech might not attend.

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Zach Von Rosenberg is unlike any other prospect eligible for this year's draft. For many reasons. He's 30-years-old, a full decade older, as LSU's punter , than the kicker he was holding for. He's already a millionaire, courtesy of his signing bonus as a former top prospect in the Roughly eight years had passed since he has punted a ball in any sort of competitive manner ("I guess you could say I had a rested leg," he quipped), but now a new pursuit was at hand. He had redshirted in 2016, but made the 2017 SEC All-Freshman team and served as punter for four years in all, averaging 44 yards for punt.

Zach Von Rosenberg is unlike any other prospect eligible for this year's draft. For many reasons. He's 30-years-old, a full decade older, as LSU's punter , than the kicker he was holding for. He's already a millionaire, courtesy of his signing bonus as a former top prospect in the Roughly eight years had passed since he has punted a ball in any sort of competitive manner ("I guess you could say I had a rested leg," he quipped), but now a new pursuit was at hand. He had redshirted in 2016, but made the 2017 SEC All-Freshman team and served as punter for four years in all, averaging 44 yards for punt.

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