Nate Wozniak will be a little bit closer to his alma mater, at least for right now.
On Sunday, the former Minnesota tight end was signed by the Minnesota Vikings after spending the entire 2018 season with the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad. Since leaving college, Wozniak has transformed into an offensive tackle.
While with the Golden Gophers, Wozniak was utilized more for his skill as a blocker than as a pass-catcher. Still, he totaled 28 receptions for 314 yards.
A 6-foot-10 target, it was somewhat surprising that Minnesota didn’t utilize his size as a mismatch opportunity against other defenses. But Wozniak spent a majority of his college career playing for Jerry Kill and Tracy Claeys, which valued a stronger rushing attack and powerful offensive line play opposed to a passing attack.
Details of the contract have not been made public by the franchise.