Caledonia native Isaac Fruechte survived the first round of NFL roster cuts Sunday. He has less than 24 hours of anxiety to endure before knowing if he'll survive the second round.
Speaking to reporters Monday at the Minnesota Vikings practice facility in Eden Prairie, Fruechte said the experience has been "a whirlwind," but is excited about the opportunity to make the roster.
"I'm blessed to be here and I'm just ecstatic to be here," Fruechte said. "People are definitely a little more nervous and things of that nature but you just have to try and stay calm and focus at the task at hand."
NFL teams must be down to 75 players by 3 p.m. Tuesday. The final cuts come Saturday afternoon.
Minnesota plays its final preseason game Thursday at Tennessee. Karl Klug, a fellow Caledonia native, and David Cobb, Fruechte's teammate at the University of Minnesota, both currently play for the Titans.