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Vikings sign former Gophers defensive back Stoudermire as receiver

Dec 28, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Troy Stoudermire (2) leaps over a defender on a kickoff return against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the first quarter of the Car Care Bowl at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 28, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Troy Stoudermire (2) leaps over a defender on a kickoff return against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the first quarter of the Car Care Bowl at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Another former Gopher is heading back to Minnesota.

The Minnesota Vikings have signed former University of Minnesota kick returner Troy Stoudermire and former Illinois State defensive back Tre Roberson.

A defensive back for the Gophers from 2008-12, Stoudermire is the NCAA's all-time leader in kickoff return yards, and is listed as a wide receiver by the Vikings.

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Stoudermire has spent the past three seasons in the Canadian Football League.

Roberson played quarterback at Indiana and Illinois State, but is listed as a cornerback by the Vikings.