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50 Greatest Vikings

As part of the final celebration of the Minnesota Vikings 50th season, the team unveiled the 50 Greatest Vikings during the “Minnesota Vikings: Celebrating 50 Seasons” event on Sunday, December 19. The live event at the Minneapolis Convention Center included appearances by more than 45 of the final 50, making it the largest collection of former Vikings players under one roof.

The 50 Greatest Vikings list includes five current Vikings (Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson, Adrian Peterson, Kevin Williams, and Antoine Winfield) and nine members of the team’s last outdoor home game (Matt Blair, Bud Grant, Tim Irwin, Tommy Kramer, Ahmad Rashad, Jeff Siemon, Scott Studwell, Sammy White, and Ron Yary), which took place on December 20, 1981 – 29 years to the date of the Vikings outdoor home game at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday, December 20, 2010 against the Chicago Bears.

Below you’ll find the 50 players who comprise the 50 Greatest Vikings.  Below each image you’ll see, in order, their name, position, years they played for the Vikings, number they wore, and then links to a highlight video and photo gallery of said player.

Grady Alderman
T
61-74
69
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Jared Allen
DE
08-Present
69
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Matt Birk
C
98-08
78
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Matt Blair
LB
74-85
59
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Bill Brown
RB
62-74
30
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Joey Browner
S
83-91
47
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Bobby Bryant
CB
67-80
20
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Anthony Carter
WR
85-93
81
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Cris Carter
WR
90-01
80
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Fred Cox
K
63-77
14
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Daunte Culpepper
QB
99-05
11
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Chris Doleman
DE / LB
85-93, 99
56
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Carl Eller
DE
64-78
81
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Chuck Foreman
RB
73-79
44
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
John Gilliam
WR
72-75
42
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Bud Grant
Head Coach
67-83, 85
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Wally Hilgenberg
LB
68-79
58
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Steve Hutchinson
G
06-Present
76
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Tim Irwin
T
81-93
76
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Steve Jordan
TE
82-94
83
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Tommy Kramer
QB
77-89
9
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Paul Krause
S
68-79
22
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Gary Larsen
DT
65-74
77
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Carl Lee
CB
83-93
39
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Jim Marshall
DE
61-79
70
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Randall McDaniel
G
88-99
64
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Keith Millard
DT
85-91
75
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Randy Moss
WR
98-04, 10
84
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Dave Osborn
RB
65-75
41
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Alan Page
DT
67-78
88
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Adrian Peterson
RB
07-Present
28
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
John Randle
DT
90-00
93
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Ahmad Rashad
WR
76-82
28
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Ed Sharockman
CB
62-72
45
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Jeff Siemon
LB
72-82
50
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Robert Smith
RB
93-00
26
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Scott Studwell
LB
77-90
55
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Doug Sutherland
DT
71-81
69
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Fran Tarkenton
QB
61-66, 72-78
10
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Henry Thomas
DT
87-94
97
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Mick Tingelhoff
C
62-78
53
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Stu Voigt
TE
70-80
83
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Gene Washington
WR
67-72
84
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Ed White
G
69-77
62
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Sammy White
WR
78-86
85
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Kevin Williams
DT
03-Present
93
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Antoine Winfield
CB
04-Present
26
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Roy Winston
LB
62-76
60
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Ron Yary
T
68-81
73
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>
Gary Zimmerman
T
86-92
65
Highlight Video >>
Photo Gallery >>