Vikings rookie receiver Moritz Boehringer will be one of the few NFL players with a special character on his nameplate.
Vikings German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer has been given permission to place that all-important umlaut on his uniform.
The wide receiver from Germany will become the first player in NFL history to have an umlaut as a part of the name on his jersey.
When the Vikings drafted him, Moritz Böhringer became the only NFL player who made it straight to the league from European football. And now Böhringer has another distinction: Hes the only NFL player with an umlaut on his jersey.
The NFL approved the use of an umlaut on the jersey of Minnesota Vikings rookie Moritz Böhringer
You'll see an umlaut this year on the back of his Vikings uniform.
When German receiver Moritz Böhringer first landed on the scene earlier this year, it became quickly clear that he can significantly help the league market its product to a European audience.
From umlauts to accents to cédilles, the uni world has been evolving of late.