Former Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner signs with the Minnesota Vikings

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Quarterback Mitch Leidner starred at Lakeville South High School, then stayed local to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Now, after going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, Leidner will return to his home state to begin his NFL career. The Minnesota Vikings signed Leidner on Sunday afternoon.

Leidner redshirted at Minnesota in 2012 before starting 41 games the next four seasons. The 6-foot-4 signal caller finished his Golden Gophers career third in school history in passing yards (7,287) and fifth in passing touchdowns (36). He also earned the Quick Lane bowl MVP in 2015.

Leidner attended the Baltimore Ravens rookie minicamp after going undrafted but didn’t earn a deal. That allowed the Vikings to scoop up the local product, who joins fellow quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater, Taylor Heinicke and Case Keenum on the roster.

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