Vikings WR Justin Jefferson's 'Griddy Dance' to Be Added to Fortnite Video Game

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2021

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass in the third quarter during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Titans defeated the Vikings 31-20. (AP Photo/David Berding)
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Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson will be immortalized in a video game, but it's not the latest Madden. 

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Pro Bowler will be the first NFL player featured in Fortnite as it implements his Griddy dance into the game.

Jefferson showcased the dance throughout his rookie 2020 season, including on his way to the end zone on this memorable play in September:

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Justin Jefferson stunts on the Titans before scoring a 71-yard TD 😳 The rookie has 175 yards with a quarter to go (Via @Vikings) https://t.co/DHAstEEXvl

The LSU product continued to produce throughout the year, finishing with 88 catches for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns.

As the year progressed, even some of his older teammates got in on the Griddy dance:

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Thielen tried to do the Griddy like Justin Jefferson 😂 (via @thecheckdown) https://t.co/XQNtKDDHWB

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Kirk Cousins hits the Griddy 😂 He gave it his all @brgridiron (via @thecheckdown) https://t.co/6Dpu6Dwa0x

The sensation continued to the point it will now be available as a dance in Fortnite, a game that has implemented other viral dances such as the floss, dab and the running man.

As Schefter reported, Fortnite has paid the creator of the dance, Allen Davis, for the rights.

Jefferson, who is a gamer himself and competed in the Streamer Bowl earlier this year, helped popularize it but won't take royalties.

Fortnite has also partnered with the NFL in the past to bring new skins to the game while introducing other events


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