Minnesota Vikings

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Eric Sugarman

Director of Sports Medicine


Years in the NFL: 21
Education: University of Richmond (MS)
West Chester University (BS)
NFL Experience: Head Athletic Trainer Minnesota Vikings (2006-Present)
Assistant Athletic Trainer Philadelphia Eagles (2000-2005)
Assistant Athletic Trainer Chicago Bears (1997-1999)
Summer Intern Athletic Trainer  Chicago Bears (1993-1995)
Additional Credentials: NASM-PES, NASM-CES


Thomas Hunkele

Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist
Years in NFL: 16
Education: Duquesne University (MPT)  
Duquesne University (BS)  
NFL Experience:

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Minnesota Vikings (2006-Present)

Seasonal Assistant Athletic Trainer -Philadelphia Eagles (2000-2005)
Seasonal Intern Athletic Trainer - Pittsburgh Steelers (1997) 

NFL/PFATS/NATA Committees: PFATS Vendor Committee
Additional Credentials: NASM-PES, NASM-CES


Robert Roche

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Years in NFL: 9
Education: West Chester University (BS)
University of Illinois (MS)
NFL Experience:

Summer Camp Intern Philadelphia Eagles (2003-05)
Head Athletic Trainer Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe (2001)
Seasonal Intern Philadelphia Eagles (2000)
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe (2000)
Summer Camp Intern Chicago Bears (1998-1999)

Additional Credentials: NASM - CES, NASM-PES


David Jantzi

Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist
Years in the NFL: 2

University of Nebraska - Lincoln (BS)
A.T. Still University (DPT)

NFL Experience:

Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist - Minnesota Vikings (2016-Present)
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist - Chicago Bears(2014-2016)                                                              
Summer Intern - Minnesota Vikings (2007-2010, 2013)

Additional Credentials:

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Graston Technique Accredidation

Other Information: Head Athletic Trainer - (AFL) Chicago Rush (2011-2012)



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