Mike Boone

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Mike Boone
No. 23 – Minnesota Vikings
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-07-30) July 30, 1995 (age 25)
Macclenny, Florida
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Baker County
(Glen St. Mary, Florida)
College:Cincinnati
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Rushing yards:320
Rushing average:5.3
Rushing touchdowns:3
Receptions:5
Receiving yards:18
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Mike Boone (born June 30, 1995) is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Cincinnati and signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2018.[1]

Early years[edit]

Boone attended and played high school football as a wide receiver at Baker County High School in Glen St. Mary, Florida.[2] As a senior in 2013, he helped lead Baker County to a 7-3 record, catching 57 passes for 1,068 yards and 18 touchdowns, including 211 receiving yards in a single game which set a school record. Boone also lettered in basketball and track. He committed to the University of Cincinnati, choosing the Bearcats over FIU and Idaho, among others.

College career[edit]

Boone attended and played college football at the University of Cincinnati from 2014–2017.[3]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Mike Boone Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 Cincinnati American FR RB 9 101 650 6.4 9 6 62 10.3 0
2015 Cincinnati American SO RB 11 104 749 7.2 9 15 108 7.2 0
2016 Cincinnati American JR RB 9 105 388 3.7 2 20 249 12.5 0
2017 Cincinnati American SR RB 10 110 463 4.2 4 24 177 7.4 1
Career Cincinnati 420 2,250 5.4 24 65 596 9.2 1

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
30 38 in
(0.77 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.44 s 1.60 s 2.58 s 4.38 s 6.95 s 42 in
(1.07 m)
11 ft 7 in
(3.53 m)
25 reps
All values from Cincinnati Pro Day[4]

Boone signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2018.[5] After an impressive preseason where he finished fourth in the league with 195 rushing yards, he made the Vikings 53-man roster and made his NFL debut in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills. In the 27–6 loss, he had two carries for 11 rushing yards.[6] He finished his rookie season with 11 carries for 47 yards.[7]

In Week 15 of the 2019 season against the Los Angeles Chargers, starting running back Dalvin Cook left the game with a shoulder injury which increased Boone's playing time as a result. During the game, Boone rushed 13 times for 56 yards and two touchdowns in the 39–10 win.[8] In Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, Boone rushed 17 times for 148 yards and a touchdown during the 21–19 loss.[9] Overall, Boone finished the 2019 season with 273 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Undrafted rookie RB Mike Boone primed to make Vikings' 53-man roster". Twin Cities. August 31, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Florida Receiver Mike Boone Switches To The Cincinnati Bearcats". Cincy on the Prowl. November 1, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Mike Boone College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Mike Boone". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "Vikings Agree to Terms with Undrafted Free Agents". Vikings.com. April 30, 2018. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Bills upset and blow out the Vikings, 27-6". 96.5 WCMF. September 23, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Mike Boone 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "Minnesota takes advantage of 7 Chargers turnovers in victory". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 15, 2019. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "Bears edge Vikings 21-19 on Piñeiro FG with 10 seconds left". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 29, 2019. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "Mike Boone 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 11, 2020.

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