football-viking-tryout.jpgOver the years, a lot of hopeful rookies have overcome many hardships to earn a crack at a National Football League roster spot. I’m sure there are a lot of rough stories out there, but probably none any rougher than the story of Bill Noethlich.

A 6 foot 7, 308-pound offensive lineman who just signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings, Noethlich battled back from tragedy after tragedy heeding his grandfather’s dying advice to become a football player.

(READ the story in Yahoo Sports, via the Star-Tribune)

Photo credit: Southwest Minnesota State U.


  1. What an inspiring story- Bill and his family are true heroes!! God bless them, all the people reading this website, and you, Geri- drive extra safe and have a great day- we thank God for you all, and we don’t know what in the world we would do without you all in our lives- you are all special, wonderful, and amazing people!!!:-)

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