Jordan Addison forges special historical connection with legendary Viking

Jordan Addison is the latest USC football receiver to be taken in the first round of the NFL draft. He follows Drake London, who was picked in the first round of the 2022 draft.

Addison’s selection by the Minnesota Vikings enables him to join the great Ron Yary as a USC Trojan taken in the first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota franchise.

There’s another historical layer attached to Addison’s selection. It connects him to another Viking, but this is less a piece of Vikings history and more a piece of local history connected to where Addison grew up.

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Addison is a product of Frederick County, Maryland, a son of the DMV area. Addison is the first Frederick County prospect to be taken in the first round of the NFL draft since Chuck Foreman in 1973.

As Viking fans and historians will tell you, Foreman is one of the great Vikings of all time, a running back known for his spin moves in the open field and an ability to make defenders miss in one-on-one situations. Foreman helped the Vikings make three Super Bowls — VIII, IX, and XI — in his first four seasons in the NFL. If Addison helps the Vikings make even one Super Bowl, he will be remembered for a very long time in the Great North.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire