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Week 12 is in the books and a lot of good-looking dudes became warriors over Thanksgiving weekend. We saw the clash of the Titans take down the Colts, as a young, yet heroic Marcus Mariota led his team to victory.

The dynamic duo of Sean McVay and Jared Goff proved the legitimateness of the Los Angeles Rams as they held off wily Drew Brees and the emerging Alvin Kamara at the L.A. Coliseum.

The Oh so dreamy Jimmy Garoppolo finally got into the game for San Francisco and marched right down the field to score his first touchdown as a 49er.

And finally, Blaine Gabbert, doing his best Ron Jeremy impression with the ridiculous porn stache, led the ailing Cardinals over his former suitors, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

But none of these admirable men made the cut when it comes to the prestigious honor of the Al Dente Dude of the Week.

For week 12, this honor was bestowed upon a Purple People Eater.

The Week 12 Al Dente Dude Of The Week: Everson Griffen

Everson Griffen

Everson Griffen Taking Sack Daddy Status To Another Level. Photo Credit via Twitter

Everson Griffen combined for 4 tackles and 2 sacks with a forced fumble in a Thanksgiving victory over their division rival Detroit Lions. Those 2 sacks bring his sack total to 12, which is tied for the most in the NFL. He leads a Vikings team that sits atop the NFC North at 9-2.

Aside from his disruptive play on the field, Griffen shocked the world with something that he was thankful for on turkey day.

Who doesn’t love a feel-good story during the holidays? If you’re still looking for names here are a few to (Christian) Ponder: Blake, Peter, Eddie, Forrest, or my favorite EG 2 Sticks.

Player Profile
Name: Everson Griffen

DOB: December 22, 1987

Place of Birth: Avondale, Arizona

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 273 Pounds

College: University of Southern California

40 Time: 4.59 seconds

NFL Draft: Round 4, Pick 100 (2010)

NFL Team: Minnesota Vikings

Griffen was the highest-ranked prospect to come out of the state of Arizona since Terrell Suggs. He has been described as, “one of the rare physical freaks that only come around once in a blue moon” – Wikipedia.

For any single ladies out there, Griffen is a married man and they just had their┬áthird child, as stated earlier, on Thanksgiving day. With biceps the size of a mack truck, and moves silky and smooth, Griffen personifies the definition of “Dude.” Keep terrorizing quarterbacks, embarrassing offensive linemen, and flexing your way as a household name.

Congratulations Mr. Griffen, on earning the ever prestigious Al Dente Dude of the Week!

Ryan Dyrud

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