Matt Birk's HIKE Foundation was established in 2002 to provide at-risk children with the educational opportunities needed to excel in the classroom and in life. The HIKE Foundation impacts the lives of at-risk children by providing interactive programs and resources needed to guide a child through the key educational transitions between elementary, middle, high school and college.
Before Birk was even drafted by the Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 draft, he was an All-St. Paul Conference honoree, an Academic All-State honoree, an All-State honoree in both football and basketball, and a Harvard graduate. After being drafted, he was an All-Pro, 6x Pro Bowler, Super Bowl Champion, 6x Minnesota Vikings Man of the Year, and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
Following his Super Bowl victory with the Ravens, Birk announced his retirement. He was then hired as NFL Director of Football Development.
In 2022, he is running for Lt. Governor of Minnesota with Dr. Scott Jensen.
Height: 6' 4"