WATCH: Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins quotes Dan Gable in pregame hype speech

Cody Goodwin
Hawk Central

Who knew Kirk Cousins was a wrestling fan?

Ahead of Sunday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, Cousins gathered his team and offered a pregame speech to get them hyped before kickoff.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws downfield Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Among other things, Cousins, the Vikings' starting quarterback, quoted legendary Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable.


"Like Dan Gable said," Cousins told his teammates. "'When I shoot, I score. When you shoot, I score.'"

Check out the full speech here:

In that video, you'll notice wide receiver Stefon Diggs smile wide and say the quote along with Cousins. Diggs is a noted wrestling enthusiast. He actually went to the same high school as Kyle Snyder, a three-time World and Olympic Champion.

Of course, once the video landed on Twitter, it made its way through the wrestling community, which was predictably excited.

Dan Gable even saw it!

Screenshot of Dan Gable retweeting Kirk Cousins pregame speech.

Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.