Shortly after the team’s morning walk-through, Vikings superstar defensive end Jared Allen stopped to sign autographs for a thrilled gathering of Minnesota fans.
This scene is captured per the above iFolloSports.com original video.
2011 was Allen’s best NFL season, as he led the NFL with a total of 22 sacks, just a half a sack short of Michael Strahan's single season record. Allen enters the 2012 campaign with 105 career sacks.
Between his great play and gregarious personality, Allen is easily one of the most popular Vikings players and on this day, he did not disappoint his many admirers.
Here are a couple additional iFolloSports.com original stories, showcasing Allen’s interaction with the people of Viking Country.
The second appearance also took place at the Mall of America, two days before the Vikings new stadium bill was passed. Here is video of Allen firing up Vikings fans, along with Gov. Mark Dayton (D) and other top Minnesota state officials.
All of these examples provide further proof that Allen is a legitimately good guy, who really cares about the community. It is easy to see why he is so popular.