Vikings select Gophers' linebacker Triplett in fifth round
By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Nate Triplett has spent his entire life in Minnesota. That won't change as he begins his professional career in the NFL.
The Minnesota Vikings drafted the hard-nosed linebacker with the 167th overall pick in the fifth round on Saturday, the first time they've drafted a Gophers player since Tyrone Carter in 2000.
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