Vikings named former Gophers LB Nick Rallis an assistant coach

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Rallis will be defensive quality control coach

Another former Minnesota Gophers football player has found a home in the NFL with the Vikings.

This time, it's in the coaching ranks.

The Vikings named Nick Rallis, the former Edina High School and University of Minnesota linebacker, as the team's defensive quality control coach on Tuesday. Rallis played with the Gophers from 2012-16 and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Rallis is in his first season as an NFL coach after serving as a graduate assistant with Wake Forest last season. In a release, the Vikings said Rallis will "assist the coaching staff with preparation and have a hands-on role with the defense."

Rallis' older brother, Mike, also played linebacker for the Gophers, where he was a teammate of Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels.

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