Mike Hughes – Minnesota Vikings #21

Mike Hughes was born 11th February 1997, in Dover, Delaware.

Mike Hughes spent his freshman year at the University of North Carolina but was suspended after assault charges were laid on him and he transferred to Garden City Community College where he spent a further year. He transferred to the University of Central Florida in 2017 and was a member of the Knights undefeated National Championship team that season.

The highlight of Hughes season was a 95 yard kickoff return against state rivals, the South Florida Bulls, which helped keep alive their unbeaten season.

Hughes decided to forego his senior college year and entered the 2018 NFL Draft, where he was selected as the 30th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings. On his NFL debut game, he made a 28 yard interception return for his first career touchdown. However Game Week 6 saw him tear his ACL, bringing an end to his rookie season.

2019 ended with another injury, this time placed on IR with a neck injury. He managed 45 tackles, nine passes defended, two forced fumbles and one interception before the injury, in fourteen games and just three starts.

He will hope for a healthy 2020 to showcase his talents and move up the depth chart in Minnesota.