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Jaylen Twyman filled with gratitude as he returns to the football pitch

Twyman spent last season recovering both mentally and physically, thanks to the help of a “really good support system” from family, friends, teammates and Vikings coaching staff.

“It was tough. I got the rust out,” Twyman told on Friday. “It’s fun to be back with the guys and playing football again. Putting the pads on in the OTAs, just learning the defense from the coaches, that was really exciting. I was looking forward to it and I’m happy to ‘be here. “

Twyman particularly values ​​Vikings team dietician Remi Famodu-Jackson and director of player performance Josh Hingst, who both emphasize sports science and nutrition as part of the training program. of a player.

Twyman noted that he was very careful with his diet in college, but “put on quite a few pounds” in the last year after being injured.

“I always knew – I had a plan for the type of player I wanted to be in this league, and Miss Remi is helping me get there,” Twyman said. “I just went to talk to her, and she laid out a meal plan and things I should do to get back to my original playing weight, and trainer Josh.

“It was just a big family helping me become the player I wanted to be,” he added.

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