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Viking For Life
Viking For Life

Viking For Life

A Four-Decade Football Love Affair
By Scott Studwell, By Jim Bruton

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781629378909

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2021)

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Overview

An unforgettable look at a lifetime of Vikings football packed with Studwell's insights into the game, on and off the field
In professional football, careers are often short and turnover is a constant. So when one man's career spans more than four decades with one organization, it is quite an achievement. Scott Studwell did just that with the Minnesota Vikings. As a linebacker, Studwell totaled a Vikings record 1,981 tackles in 14 seasons, reaching two Pro Bowls. After retiring as a player after the 1990 season, Studwell moved into the Vikings' player personnel department and served as the team's Director of College Scouting.In Viking for Life: A Four-Decade Football Love Affair, Studwell shares stories from the Vikings teams of the 1970s and '80s under head coaches Bud Grant and Jerry Burns, teams that reached two NFC championship games. He also provides rare insight into his three decades in the Vikings' scouting department and draft room, during which he helped the Vikings identify countless stars, including Randy Moss, Adrian Peterson, and Harrison Smith.In the pages of this striking memoir, Studwell shares a passion for the Vikings that he calls "a dream come true." 

Author Biography

Scott Studwell played 14 seasons as a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings and was twice selected to the Pro Bowl. Following retirement, he joined the Vikings' front office, where he served as Director of College Scouting from 2002 to 2019.Jim Bruton is the author of several books, including A Tradition of Purple, Gopher Glory, We Love Our Twins, and The Big House. Jim is an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities in the Twin Cities.

Book Signings

Upcoming Events


Nov
04
Viking For Life ›
Minneapolis, MN
7:00pm
Join authors Scott Studwell and Jim Bruton at Magers & Quinn Booksellers where they'll be signing copies of their new book, "Viking For Life."<br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3lflA4g<br />
Past Events


Sep
15
Viking For Life ›
Roseville, MN
7:00pm
Join authors Scott Studwell and Jim Bruton at Barnes & Noble where they'll be signing copies of their new book, "Viking For Life."<br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3Ef35Va

Press Releases

Viking for Life: A Four-Decade Football Love Affair 

By Scott Studwell with Jim Bruton

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312-676-4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

In the NFL, careers are often short and turnover is a constant. So when one man’s career spans more than four decades with one organization, it is quite the remarkable achievement. Scott Studwell did just that with the Minnesota Vikings. As a linebacker, Studwell  totaled a Vikings record 1,981 tackles in 14 seasons, reaching two Pro Bowls. After retiring as a player after the 1990 season, Studwell moved into the Vikings’ player personnel department and served as the team’s Director of College Scouting.

 

In Viking for Life: A Four-Decade Football Love Affair, Studwell shares stories from the Vikings teams of the 1970s and ’80s under head coaches Bud Grant and Jerry Burns, teams that reached two NFC championship games.  He reflects on a lifetime of amazing stories with the franchise, including:

 

  • 42 Years with the Minnesota Vikings – 14 as a player and 28 in scouting
  • Studwell’s favorite teammates and fiercest rivals on the playing field
  • Studwell’s induction into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2009
  • Being named as one of the of the 50 greatest Vikings players of all time
  • Rare insight into his three decades in the Vikings’ scouting department and draft room

 

Viking for Life is an unforgettable look at a lifetime of Vikings football packed with Studwell’s insights into the game, both on and off the field.  In the pages of this striking memoir, Studwell shares a passion for the franchise that he calls “a dream come true.” This book is a must-have for Vikings fans this fall!

 

About the Author:

Scott Studwell played 14 seasons as a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings and was twice selected to the Pro Bowl. Following retirement, he joined the Vikings' front office, where he served as Director of College Scouting from 2002 to 2019.

Jim Bruton is the author of several books, including A Tradition of Purple, Gopher Glory, We Love Our Twins, and The Big House. Jim is an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities in the Twin Cities.

 

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