Rookie Journey

Rookie Journey
The Man With a Plan
The Man With a Plan
While most rookies-to-be are fretting over the NFL draft and how much they’ll make next fall, Andre Williams is already taking a longer view into the future
By Jenny Vrentas
Rookie Journey
Home for a Minute
Home for a Minute
The time between the end of the college football season and the NFL draft is a frenzied waiting game for top prospects. To recharge his batteries, Boston College running back Andre Williams took a breather from his training and headed back to a real chill, rural place called Schnecksville, Pa.
By Jenny Vrentas
Rookie Journey
I’m RB35 … and a Whole Lot More Than a Number
I’m RB35 and a Whole Lot More
Andre Williams won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s best running back last fall. Over the next 11 weeks, The MMQB will chronicle his quest to convince teams that his bruising style can translate to the pass-happy NFL
By Jenny Vrentas
Rookie Journey
‘Always Earning Your Keep’
‘You’re Always Earning Your Keep’
An undrafted rookie, Zach Line beat the odds and found a home in Minnesota. These are the lessons he’ll carry with him going forward in the NFL
By Jenny Vrentas
Rookie Journey
For Zach Line, Day-to-Day Has Become Year-to-Year
For Zach Line, Day-to-Day Has Become Year-to-Year
The undrafted rookie beat the odds to make the Vikings’ 53-man roster. Now the 23-year-old fullback has locked onto a new mission: rehabbing his shoulder and returning as an impact player in 2014
By Jenny Vrentas
Rookie Journey
Now That’s How You Start!
Now That’s How You Start!
On his first touch in an NFL game, undrafted Vikings rookie Zach Line took it to the house for a 61-yard touchdown. It was a moment to savor—and to build on
By Jenny Vrentas