Former Vikings goalie Steve Hutchinson has been officially immortalized
Former All-Pro Minnesota Vikings offensive goaltender Steve Hutchinson was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame last weekend.
In 2006, the Minnesota Vikings convinced All-Pro two left guard Steve Hutchinson to trade his Seattle Seahawks uniform for purple and gold threads.
HutchinsonThe decision to leave the Pacific Northwest and sign with the Vikings turned out to be the best decision he made in his 12 years in the NFL. Who knows what would have happened if he hadn’t joined the Minnesota team in 2006?
Lucky for him (and the Vikings), it worked out really well, and it earned him the ultimate honor that any professional football player desires last Saturday.
Former Minnesota Vikings goalie Steve Hutchinson is officially a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
In his 12 years in the league, Hutchinson has been as dominant as ever as an offensive lineman. When his NFL career finally ended in 2013, the former Vikings goaltender had seven Pro Bowls and five First-Team All-Pro selections under his belt.
Five of Hutchinson’s six seasons in Minnesota have been spent with Adrian peterson line up behind him in the backfield. These two proved to be a deadly combination as the Vikings ended up with a rushed top-five attack in three of their five years together.
Last Saturday, Hutchinson was recognized for his efforts in the league when he was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame as part of class 2020.
He is the 22nd former member of the Vikings to get a gold jacket and a bronze bust in Canton, Ohio. Hutchinson is also the first former Vikings player to be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame since Randy Moss in 2018.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the former Minnesota All-Pro offensive lineman has been forced to wait an additional year before he can be officially inducted into the Class of 2020. But he’s sure to suppose he would say the wait was worth it.