— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 21, 2016
During pregame introductions, the FOX audio technician was running behind the southeast corner of the end zone when he met Linval Joseph and Brian Robison as they were running out of the tunnel.
After colliding with nearly 800 pounds of men, Beaudry came off of his feet and slammed into the ground in a cloud of dust. He somehow managed to hang onto his parabolic microphone, but suffered a cut on his nose and broke his glasses during the fall.
He's alive! FOX sound man Bernie Beaudry--broken glasses, bloody nose--did game after BRob, Linval steamroll#Vikings pic.twitter.com/qK4cmXcz5D— Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) November 20, 2016
"It was the stupidest thing in 20 years doing this job," Beaudry told TwinCities.com after the game. "I only saw the smoke. I didn't see anybody coming, and then, boom!"
Bernie Beaudry: "Stupidiest thing in 20 years doing this job. I was late getting to my spot. All I could see was smoke and then, boom!" https://t.co/XIl12ii6On— Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) November 20, 2016
Robison came back and helped Beaudry, 62, stand up after the accident.
"I was really surprised somebody was there," said Joseph. "I run out of the tunnel plenty of times and I've never seen anybody run across before. I'm glad he's OK. Tell him I'm sorry."
The Vikings are planning to present Beaudry with an autographed photo of the incident.
Cameraman status: DEAD pic.twitter.com/L8qcF2PZLx— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 20, 2016