MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -Greeted by the big NFL logo at midfield, John David Booty felt different running onto the Metrodome turf for his first preseason game.
``That's what I've dreamed about my whole life,'' the rookie quarterback from Southern California said. ``I'm fortunate to have this opportunity.''
Booty played most of the second half in Minnesota's 34-17 loss to Seattle on Friday night. The Vikings' fifth-round pick showed some promise on his way to 9-of-18 passing for 82 yards. Mostly, though, he looked like an unsure rookie, taking two sacks, losing a fumble and throwing an interception.
Coach Brad Childress said he thinks Booty struggled with the speed of the game, making quick decisions and trusting what he sees. Ball security is a priority, as it is for every quarterback, he said.
``He's a quick study,'' Childress said. ``He'll get back out there.''
Booty stayed with the third team in practice Sunday, rotating with veteran Brooks Bollinger. Despite the limited work, Booty said he needs to correct the mistakes while continuing to learn.
``There's a lot of room to grow. That's the biggest thing,'' he said. ``You want to play the best game you can, but it's a big learning experience. It's just like the first day of practice.''
Notes: LB Heath Farwell will miss the rest of the season after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament against the Seahawks. Farwell, a three-year veteran, was voted special teams MVP by teammates and led the team in special teams tackles over the past two seasons. ... Childress said DE Jayme Mitchell also ruptured an ACL and will be lost for the season.
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