The Minnesota Vikings’ running back never envisioned spinach as the centerpiece of a meal. But his two NFL seasons have been hampered by injuries, and the arduous process of recovery made him realize the necessity of eating right. Now he’s made youth nutrition his charitable cause. The Vikings are helping with a food truck to serve nutritious meals to needy kids in the area, in conjunction with organizations already addressing food access. The custom-built, converted recreational vehicle energized by rooftop solar panels is called Vikings Table.“I just started seeing some of the stuff I was eating, and I was like, ‘I never would’ve had this two years ago,’” Cook said. “So just imagine if I was 10 years old? Just to give them a jump-start on how to do things, to get a message out there and show them how it’s supposed to be done.”
The Arizona State head football coach is adding a new title: professor. The Pac-12 school said Edwards will become a professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Edwards will serve as a guest lecturer and conduct regular discussions on sports and media. A former NFL head coach, Edwards spent eight years as a football analyst for ESPN.
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