*Automated search based on player first/last name, college team name, football, 3 loading panels, click video to view in full size on this page, watch or fast forward one full video, or open player with red arrow to choose more cuts at the bottom of the big video screen. Click "I'm done watching this" blue link at the top of video to close screen. If available/HQ changes video quality.
Draft Scout Matt Asiata News
10/12/14 - RB Matt Asiata, the team's leading rusher this season with 236 yards entering the game, carried only twice on Sunday for minus-5 yards. He caught one pass for 18 yards.
09/28/14 - RB Matt Asiata rushed for 78 yards on 20 carries for three touchdowns. It was the second time in his career Asiata has scored three rushing touchdowns in a game, tying a career high. "After the (Adrian Peterson) situation, we just have to come together and play as one," Asiata said.
09/22/14 - RB Matt Asiata just slams into the line and gets whatever is there, which isn't much. He averaged 2.9 yards on 12 carries. On first downs, the Vikings ran the ball 11 times. They gained just 21 yards. And 15 of them came on a scramble by QB Teddy Bridgewater. So the other 10 first-down carries netted 6 yards. That's bad news for a team built around the run.
09/21/14 - RB Matt Asiata is trying, but he will have a hard time carrying the rushing load for the Vikings. Asiata, who lacks the speed to be a matchup threat, had 35 yards on 12 carries (a 2.9-yard average) Sunday. Asiata did, however, take advantage of blown Saints coverage to rumble 41 yards on a swing pass from QB Teddy Bridgewater -- the longest play of the game.
09/17/14 - RB Matt Asiata set career highs in catches (five) and receiving yards (48), and had his first receiving touchdown while filling in for Adrian Peterson on Sunday.