Salesianum’s O’Neill signs 5-year extension with the Vikings
Written by admin on 9 September 2021
Wilmington, Delaware native Brian O’Neill has signed a multi-year extension to stay with the Minnesota Vikings, with reportedly one of the richest contracts at his position in the NFL.
ESPN is reporting O’Neill’s deal is worth $92.5 million over five years, with Adam Schefter saying that would make him the second-highest paid right tackle in the league.
He is a graduate of Salesianum High School and was a second-round pick of the Vikings in 2018, where he took over the starting right tackle job later that year. He’s made 42 starts for Minnesota.
O’Neill went to the University of Pittsburgh before going on to the NFL and is the nephew of Delaware Governor John Carney. He was also high school teammates with Villanova star and Final Four MVP Donte DiVincenzo of the Milwaukee Bucks. He helped Salesianum High to the Delaware Division I state championship as a standout TE/DE with an 11-1 mark.
He averaged 18.6 yards per catch with 33 catches for 614 yards and 8 TDs. He was named 1st-Team All-State as a senior after 3rd-Team honors as a sophomore and junior. During his final 3 seasons, squad went 31-7. He earned Delaware Basketball Player of the Year honors as a senior after leading team to 1st state title with a 22-2 mark. He averaged 13.5 ppg and 8.2 rpg on the basketball court during his high school career.