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FRANCHISE FOUNDED— Minnesota was granted an NFL franchise at the league owners’ meetings in Miami on Jan. 28, 1960. The team began play in 1961. The founding group consisted of Max Winter, E. William Boyer, H.P Skoglund, Ole Haugsrud and Bernard H. Ridder, Jr.

ROSE NAMED GENERAL MANAGER — In late summer, 1960, former Los Angeles Rams Public Relations Director Bert Rose was named the team’s first General Manager.

TEAM NICKNAMED — In one of his first moves with the team, Bert Rose recommended the nickname “Vikings” to the Board of Directors. The name was selected because it represented both an aggressive person with the will to win and the Nordic tradition in the northern Midwest.

FIRST HEAD COACH — Norm Van Brocklin was selected as the first head coach in franchise history. He retired as a player in 1960 after 12 seasons in the NFL as a Hall of Fame QB.

FIRST COLLEGE DRAFT — On Dec. 27, 1960, RB Tommy Mason of Tulane was taken with the 1st overall choice and the first-ever draft pick utilized by the Vikings. Also selected that year were QB Fran Tarkenton (3rd round) and DB Ed Sharockman (5th round).

EXPANSION DRAFT — Following the 1960 season, the Vikings were allowed to select 3 players from the roster of each team after each team was allowed to protect 30 of their 38 players. Dallas was exempt from this process. Among the players selected were OL Grady Alderman (Detroit) and RB Hugh McElhenny (San Francisco).

ASSIGNED CONFERENCE — On April 12, 1961, the NFL assigned the Vikings to the Western Conference. Minnesota joined Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the conference.

FIRST GAME — In the first game in franchise history, the Vikings played the Dallas Cowboys in a preseason game in Sioux Falls, SD, on Aug. 5, 1961. The Cowboys defeated the Vikings, 38- 13.

FIRST HOME GAME — The Minnesota Vikings played the Los Angeles Rams in preseason action at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, MN, on Sept. 10, 1961, the team’s first game in the Twin Cities. The Rams defeated the Vikings, 21-17.

FIRST REGULAR-SEASON GAME — In a stunning upset, the Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears, 37-13, at Metropolitan Stadium in the Vikings’ first NFL regular-season game on Sept. 17, 1961. Kicker Mike Mercer scored the first points in team history with a 12-yard field goal. Bob Schnelker scored the team’s first touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton. In his NFL debut Tarkenton came off the bench to complete 17-of-23 passes for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns.

FIRST PRO BOWLERS — On Jan. 14, 1962, RB Hugh McElhenny and WR Jerry Reichow became the first Vikings to compete in the Pro Bowl. They were part of the Western Conference All-Stars who beat the Eastern Conference squad, 31-30, at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

FIRST ALL-PRO — In 1963 RB Tommy Mason, who was the team’s first ever draft choice, was the first Vikings player to earn All-Pro recognition. He was a consensus pick after rushing for 763 yards and 7 touchdowns on 166 carries (4.6 avg.).

FINKS HIRED — In September, 1964, Jim Finks was named the team’s second general manager, succeeding Bert Rose, who resigned in June, 1964. Finks previously had served as general manager for Calgary of the Canadian Football League for 7 years.

FIRST WINNING SEASON — Minnesota won its final 3 regular-season games in 1964 to achieve the first winning season in team history with an 8-5-1 record. The Vikings tied for 2nd in the NFL Western Conference behind Baltimore.

MET EXPANDED — A new grandstand was constructed on the east side of Metropolitan Stadium that increased capacity from 41,200 to 47,200. The new seats were formally dedicated on Aug. 20, 1965, when Minnesota played Philadelphia in a preseason game.

NFL RE-ALIGNED — On Dec. 2, 1966, Minnesota, Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay were chosen to make up the newly-formed Central Division of the Western Conference of the NFL.

VAN BROCKLIN RESIGNS — After compiling a 29-51-4 record while leading the Vikings in their first six years of existence, Head Coach Norm Van Brocklin resigned in February, 1967. His best season was 1964, when he led the team to a tie for 2nd place in the NFL Western Conference with an 8-5-1 record.

TARKENTON TRADED — On March 7, 1967, QB Fran Tarkenton is traded to the NY Giants for a 1st and 2nd-round choice in 1967, a 1st-round choice in ‘68 and a 2nd-round choice in ‘69. With the picks Minnesota selected Clinton Jones and Bob Grim in ‘67, Ron Yary in ‘68 and Ed White in ‘69.

GRANT NAMED HEAD COACH — Bud Grant was named the second head coach in Vikings history on March 10, 1967. He came to Minnesota after leading the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to 4 Grey Cup Championships in 10 years as head coach.

FIRST DIVISION TITLE — On Dec. 15, 1968 the Vikings defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 24- 17, at Franklin Field then retired to the dressing room to listen to the Chicago-Green Bay game on the radio. Minnesota needed the Bears to lose to clinch the Vikings’ 1st Division title. Chicago tried to rally from a 28-10 4th quarter deficit but eventually fell 28-17.

FIRST PLAYOFF GAME — On Dec. 22, 1968, in the first playoff game in franchise history, the Colts defeated the Vikings, 24-14, in the Western Conference Championship Game at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. Minnesota trailed 21-0 in the 4th quarter but a late rally fell short.

SECOND DIVISION TITLE — On Nov. 27, 1969, the Vikings shut out Detroit, 27-0, at Tiger Stadium to clinch the franchise’s 2nd division title. The victory over the Lions was the 10th of a 12-game win streak, the longest in the NFL in 35 years. Minnesota finished the season with the NFL’s best record (12-2) of ’69.

FIRST PLAYOFF WIN — On Dec. 27, 1969, in the first NFL playoff game in Minnesota, the Vikings came from behind to defeat the LA Rams, 23-20, in the Western Conference Championship Game. Minnesota overcame deficits of 17-7 at halftime and 20-14 in the 4th quarter for the franchise’s 1st postseason win. FIRST NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME — The Vikings defeated the Browns, 27-7, in the NFL Championship Game on Jan. 4, 1970, at Metro - politan Stadium. Minnesota became the 1st modern NFL expansion team to win an NFL Championship Game. The Vikings dominated the game, leading 27-0 at one point.

FIRST SUPER BOWL — On Jan. 11, 1970, the Vikings lost to Kansas City, 23-7, in Super Bowl IV at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Not only was the game the 1st Super Bowl in franchise history, but it was the 1st Super Bowl played by a modern expansion team.

THIRD DIVISION TITLE — On Dec. 5, 1970, the Vikings defeated the Bears, 16-13, at Metropolitan Stadium to clinch their 3rd straight division title. Minnesota hosted San Francisco in a divisional playoff game but lost, 17-14. For the 2nd consecutive season, the Vikings had the league’s best record with a 12-2 mark.

FOURTH DIVISION TITLE — On Dec. 11, 1971, the Vikings defeated the Lions, 29-10, at Metropolitan Stadium to clinch their 4th straight division title. Minnesota finished the year with an

VIKINGS LORE RBs Hugh McElhenny and Tommy Mason earned trips to the Pro Bowl in the Vikings early years. The Vikings-Packers border rivalry is one of the most even in NFL history the alltime series standings at 45-46-1. 11-3 mark, which tied Dallas for the league’s best record in ‘71. The Vikings lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Cowboys, 20-12, in a divisional playoff game at Metropolitan Stadium.

PAGE NAMED NFL’S MVP — In 1971 Alan Page became the first defensive player to be named the Most Valuable Player of the National Football League by the Associated Press. Page headed a Vikings defense that held opponents to fewer than 10 points a game to lead the league in scoring defense for the 3rd consecutive year.

VIKINGS RE-ACQUIRE TARKENTON — In 1972 the Vikings traded Norm Snead, Bob Grim, Vince Clements and a 1st-round choice in ‘72 and ‘73 to the NY Giants for Fran Tarkenton.

BOYER DIES — In 1972 E. William Boyer passed away. He was one of the prime forces in the drive to bring an NFL franchise to Minnesota. Boyer was president of the Vikings from 1960-64 and sat on the Board of Directors for the first 12 years of the team’s existence. He was replaced on the team’s Board of Directors by his son-in-law Jack Steele.

FIFTH DIVISION TITLE — The Vikings began the ’73 season with 9 straight victories and clinched the NFC Central championship before they even lost a game. Minnesota clinched the division crown by defeating Detroit, 28-7, at Metropolitan Stadium on Nov. 11, 1973. The Vikings finished with a 12-2 mark, which tied for the best record in the league that year.

SECOND SUPER BOWL — On Jan. 13, 1974, the Vikings played in the 2nd Super Bowl in franchise history against the Miami Dolphins at Rice Stadium in Houston, TX. The Dolphins prevailed, 24-7. Minnesota earned the trip to Super Bowl VIII by defeating Dallas, 27-10, in the NFC Championship game. FINKS RESIGNS — After the 1973 season, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Finks resigned. Under Finks, who was hired in 1964, the Vikings won 5 division titles and appeared in 2 Super Bowls. He also hired Bud Grant as head coach in ‘67.

SIXTH DIVISION TITLE — On Dec. 1, 1974, the Vikings clinched the NFC Central crown by defeating the Saints, 29-9, at Metropolitan Stadium, while the Packers lost, 36-14, at Philadelphia. Minnesota tied for the best record in the NFC with a 10-4 mark.

THIRD SUPER BOWL — The Vikings played in their 2nd straight Super Bowl, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 16-6, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on Jan. 12, 1975. Minnesota earned a trip to Super Bowl IX by defeating the Los Angeles Rams, 14-10, at Metropolitan Stadium on Dec. 29, 1974.

FRONT OFFICE CHANGES — In the spring of 1975, Max Winter, one of the team’s founders and its president since 1965, took over active management of the franchise. In addition, Mike Lynn, who was hired as an assistant to the president on Aug. 15, 1974, was named the team’s general manager.

SEVENTH DIVISION TITLE — The Vikings clinched their 3rd straight NFC Central title and their 7th division championship in 8 years on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 27, 1975, when the Lions lost to the Rams, 20-0. Minnesota won 10 consecutive games to start the season and finished the year with the best record (12-2) in the NFL. The Vikings were upset, 17-14, in the divisional playoffs at Metropolitan Stadium on Dec. 28, 1975, when the Dallas Cowboys scored on a last minute 50-yard touchdown pass.

TARKENTON NAMED LEAGUE MVP — Quarter back Fran Tarkenton was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for 1975 after leading the Vikings to the league’s best record (12- 2). He led the NFC and finished 2nd in the NFL in passing with a 91.7 rating. He completed 273- of-425 passes for 2,994 yards and 25 touchdowns with 13 interceptions.

HAUGSRUD DIES — Ole Haugsrud passed away in March, 1976. He was one of the prime forces in the drive to bring an NFL franchise to Minnesota. Haugsrud sat on the Board of Directors for 16 years of the team’s existence. He was replaced on the team’s Board of Directors by his widow Margaret Haugsrud.

EIGHTH DIVISION TITLE — The Vikings clinched their 4th consecutive NFC Central championship and their 8th division title in 9 years by defeating the Packers, 17-10, at Milwaukee County Stadium on Nov. 21, 1976. Minnesota finished the season with the best record in the NFC at 11-2-1.

FOURTH SUPER BOWL — The Vikings played in their 3rd Super Bowl in 4 years against the Oakland Raiders at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, on Jan. 9, 1977. Minnesota lost, 32-14. The Vikings earned a trip to Super Bowl XI by defeating the Rams, 24-13, at Metropolitan Stadium on Dec. 26, 1976, in what ended up being the last Vikings playoff game at the Met.

KAPLAN NAMED TO BOARD — In 1977 team attorney Sheldon Kaplan was named to the Vikings Board of Directors. He replaced Bernard H. Ridder, Jr., who was one of the team’s 5 founders.

NINTH DIVISION TITLE — The Vikings clinched the NFC Central crown on the season’s final weekend by defeating the Lions, 30-21, in Detroit on Dec. 17, 1977. Minnesota wrapped up its 5th straight NFC Central title and its 9th division crown in 10 seasons.

FOURTH NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME — On Jan. 1, 1978 the Vikings played Dallas in their 4th NFC Championship Game in 5 years at Texas Stadium. Minnesota lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champs, 23-6.

CHANGES ON BOARD — John Skoglund and Vikings General Manager Mike Lynn were named to the team’s Board of Directors replacing Margaret Haugsrud and H.P. Skoglund, who was one of the team’s founders. Haugsrud joined the board in 1976, replacing her husband Ole, who passed away.

10TH DIVISION TITLE — Despite losing in the regular-season finale to the Raiders, 27-20, on Dec. 17, 1978, at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Vikings captured the NFC Central title when the Packers, who played at the same time as Minnesota, lost to the Rams, 31-14, at the LA Coliseum. It was the Vikings’ 6th straight NFC Central crown and their 10th division championship in 11 years.

METRODOME GROUND BREAKING — In December, 1979, ground was broken for construction of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. The stadium, which will house both the Vikings and Twins, was scheduled to open in April, 1982.

11TH DIVISION TITLE — Minnesota clinched its 7th NFC Central title in 8 years by defeating the Browns, 28-23, at Met Stadium on Dec. 14, 1980. It also was the Vikings’ 11th division title in 13 seasons. Minnesota lost to the NFC Champion Eagles, 31-16, at Veterans Stadium on Jan. 3, 1981 in the divisional playoffs.

WINTER PARK OPENS — On May 15, 1981, the Vikings moved into a new facility in Eden Prairie that houses the team’s offices, locker room and practice fields. The complex was named “Winter Park” after Max Winter, one of the Vikings founders who served as the team’s president from 1965-87.

FAREWELL MET — On Dec. 20, 1981, the Vikings hosted the Chiefs in Minnesota’s final game at Metropolitan Stadium. The Vikings lost, 10-6. The final points at the stadium were scored on a 33-yard field goal by Minnesota kicker Rick Danmeier. The last Vikings touchdown at Met Stadium was scored on a 6-yard run by Ted Brown against Green Bay on Nov. 29, 1981.

METRODOME OPENS — The Vikings played their 1st game at the Metrodome in a preseason matchup against Seattle on Aug. 21, 1982. Minnesota prevailed, 7-3. The 1st touchdown in the new facility was scored by Joe Senser on an 11-yard pass from Tommy Kramer. The 1st regular-season game in the Metrodome was the 1982 opener on September 12, when the Vikings defeated Tampa Bay, 17-10. Rickey Young scored the 1st regular-season touchdown in the facility on a 3-yard run in the 2nd quarter.

12TH PLAYOFF APPEARANCE — In a strikeshortened 9-game 1982 season, the Vikings won 3-of-their-last-4 regular-season games to earn a post-season berth.

FIRST DOME PLAYOFF GAME — On Jan. 9, 1983, the Vikings defeated Atlanta, 30-24, in a 1st-round game that was the 1st playoff matchup in the Metrodome. Minnesota lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Redskins, 21-7, in the NFC semi-finals at RFK Stadium on Jan. 15, 1983. Bud Grant coached the Vikings to 4 Super Bowls and was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

GRANT RETIRES — On Jan. 27, 1984, Bud Grant retired as Head Coach of the Vikings. In 17 seasons Grant led Minnesota to 12 playoff appearances, 11 division titles and 4 Super Bowls. His career regular-season record was 151-87-5 (.632).

STECKEL HIRED — Les Steckel, who was an offensive assistant with the Vikings for 5 seasons, was named the 3rd head coach in franchise history on Jan. 29, 1984. Steckel, who came to the Vikings in 1979 after working as an assistant with the 49ers, was the youngest head coach in the NFL in ‘84 at age 38.

GRANT RETURNS— On Dec. 18, 1984, Bud Grant was re-hired as the head coach of the Vikings. He replaced Les Steckel who guided the team in 1984 after Grant retired following the 1983 season.

GRANT RE-RETIRES — On Jan. 6, 1986 following the 1985 season, Bud Grant retired as head coach of the Vikings. He originally retired after the 1983 season but returned in ‘85. At the time of his retirement he was the 6th winningest coach in NFL history with 168 career wins, including playoffs. In 18 seasons he led the team to a 158-96-5 regular-season record.

BURNS HIRED — Longtime Vikings assistant coach Jerry Burns was named the 4th head coach in team history on Jan. 7, 1986. He served as the Vikings offensive coordinator from 1968-85, when the team won 11 division titles and played in 4 Super Bowls.

TARKENTON ENSHRINED — On Aug. 2, 1986, Fran Tarkenton became the 1st player who spent the majority of his career with the Vikings to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He retired following the 1978 season with NFL career records for passing yards (47,003), completions (3,686) and touchdown passes (342). He led the team to 6 NFC Central titles, 4 NFC Championship Games and 3 Super Bowls.

13TH PLAYOFF APPEARANCE — Despite a strike replacement unit that saddled the Vikings with 3 losses, the team made the playoffs as a wild-card entrant with an 8-7 record in 1987. It was the team’s 1st postseason appearance under Jerry Burns, who was in his 2nd season as the Vikings head coach.

FIFTH NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME — The Vikings played the Redskins in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 17, 1988, at RFK Stadium. Trailing 17-10, the Vikings drove to the Redskins’ 6-yard line with a little over a minute left in the game but failed to get the ball into the end zone. Minnesota upset New Orleans, 44-10, at the Superdome and San Francisco, 36-24, at Candlestick Park in the first 2 rounds of the playoffs to earn a trip to the conference title game.

BOARD ADDS MEMBERS — Four people were added to the Vikings Board of Directors in 1988. Joining Max Winter, John Skoglund, Jack Steele, Sheldon Kaplan and Mike Lynn were Wheelock Whitney, Jaye Dyer, Irwin Jacobs and Carl Pohlad.

PAGE ENSHRINED — On July 30, 1988, Alan Page became the 2nd player who spent the majority of his career with the Vikings to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Drafted by Minnesota in the 1st round in 1967, Page made the Pro Bowl 9 times. In 1971 he became the 1st defensive player to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player by Associated Press. Page played on teams that won 10 NFC Central titles and played in 4 Super Bowls.

14TH PLAYOFF APPEARANCE — The Vikings won 6-of-their-last-7 games in 1988 to earn a wild-card berth into the playoffs. Minnesota finished with an 11-5 record then defeated the Rams, 28-17, on December 26 in a firstround playoff game at the Metrodome. The Vikings fell the following week to eventual Super Bowl Champion San Francisco, 34-9, at Candlestick Park.

REMAINING FOUNDER LEAVES BOARD — In 1989, Max Winter, the last of the original 5 Vikings’ founders on the team’s Board of Directors, left the board. He also served as the team’s president from 1965-87. He was replaced on the board by Gerald Schwalbach.

WALKER ACQUIRED — On Oct. 12, 1989, the Vikings acquired Herschel Walker from Dallas for Issiac Holt, David Howard, Darrin Nelson, Jesse Solomon, Alex Stewart, a 1st-round choice in 1992, conditional 1st-round choices in 1990 and ‘91, conditional 2nd-round choices in 1990, ‘91 and ‘92, and a conditional 3rd-round choice in 1992. The final result of the trade gave the Vikings Walker, a 3rd (Mike Jones), 5th (Reggie Thornton) and 10th-round choice (Pat Newman) in 1990 and a 3rd-round choice in 1991 (Jake Reed), while Dallas received all 5 players, a 1st, 2nd and 6th-round choice in 1990, a 1st and 2nd-round choice in 1991 and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd-round choice in 1992.

12TH DIVISION TITLE — The Vikings captured their 12th division title since 1968 by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 29-21, at the Metrodome in a Monday night game on Christmas Day in 1989. It also was Minnesota’s 15th postseason appearance in the past 22 years. The Vikings finished the season with a 10-6 record but lost to eventual Super Bowl Champion San Francisco, 41-13, at Candlestick Park in the divisional playoffs on Jan. 6, 1990.

HEADRICK NAMED TEAM PRESIDENT — On Jan. 1, 1991, Roger Headrick became president and Chief Executive Officer of the Vikings. He replaced Mike Lynn as the person in charge of day-to-day operations of the club. In addition Headrick and Philip Maas replaced Jack Steele and Sheldon Kaplan on the board of directors.

BURNS RETIRES — On Dec. 3, 1991, Jerry Burns announced his retirement. In 6 seasons as Head Coach of the Vikings, Burns compiled a career record of 52-43 (.547). He also led Minnesota to 3 playoff appearances, including a division title and an NFC Championship Game.

CHANGES ON BOARD — On Dec. 16, 1991, the team’s ownership structure was reorganized. Irwin Jacobs and Carl Pohlad sold their shares to a group consisting of Vikings President/CEO Roger Headrick, John Skoglund, Jaye Dyer, Philip Maas, Mike Lynn, Wheelock Whitney, James Binger, Bud Grossman, Elizabeth MacMillan and Carol Sperry.

GREEN NAMED HEAD COACH — On Jan. 10, 1992, Dennis Green was named the 5th Head Coach in team history. He came to Minnesota after turning around a struggling Stanford University football program as head coach there from 1989-91.

13TH DIVISION TITLE — On Dec. 20, 1992 the Vikings defeated the Steelers, 6-3, at Three Rivers Stadium to earn the franchise’s 13th division title. It also was Minnesota’s 16th playoff season since 1968. Dennis Green also posted the most victories (11) and the 1st division title by a 1st-year head coach in team history. The Vikings lost to the defending Super Bowl champion Redskins, 24-7, in a 1st-round playoff game at the Metrodome on Jan. 2, 1993.

17TH PLAYOFF APPEARANCE — For the first time since 1974, the Vikings won their final 3 regular-season games to earn a Wild-Card playoff berth. It was the team’s 17th postseason appearance since 1968. Minnesota lost to the Giants, 17-10, in Giants Stadium in a first-round playoff game on Jan. 9, 1994.

MOON ACQUIRED — On April 14, 1994 the Vikings traded a 4th-round draft choice in 1994 and a 3rd-round draft choice in 1995 to the Houston Oilers for quarterback Warren Moon, who has thrown for more yardage and touchdowns as a professional than any other player. He set team season records for passing yards (4,264) in ‘94 and for completions (377) and touchdown passes (33) in ‘95.

GRANT ENSHRINED — On July 30, 1994, Bud Grant was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He coached the Vikings from 1967-83 then again in ’85. During his tenure Minnesota made the playoffs 12 times, won 11 division titles and played in 4 Super Bowls. Grant was the first person to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame.

14TH DIVISION TITLE — On the final day of the 1994 regular season, the Vikings defeated the 49ers, 21-14, in a Monday night game to earn their 2nd NFC Central title in 3 seasons and their 3rd straight playoff berth. It also was Minnesota’s 14th division title and 18th postseason appearance since 1968. Dennis Green became only the 7th NFL coach to lead his team to the playoffs in his first 3 seasons.

FINKS ENSHRINED — Former Vikings General Manager Jim Finks was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 25, 1995. During his decade with Minnesota, the team won 5 division titles and appeared in 2 Super Bowls. Finks passed away on May 8, 1994, and was inducted posthumously, represented by his family.

WINTER PASSES AWAY — Max Winter, who served as the owner and President of the Vikings from 1965-87, passed away on July 26, 1996. He was one of the prime forces bringing an NFL franchise to Minnesota and was a big factor in the building of the Metrodome and Vikings QB Tommy Kramer started 110 games for the team and attracting Super Bowl XXVI to the Twin Cities.

19TH PLAYOFF APPEARANCE — On Dec. 15, 1996, the Vikings defeated the Buccaneers, 21- 10, in the Metrodome. After a Washington loss to Arizona later that day, Minnesota was guaranteed a playoff berth for the 19th time since 1968 and the 4th in 5 seasons under Dennis Green. The Vikings lost, 40-15, to the Dallas Cowboys in a first-round game at Texas Stadium on Dec. 28, 1996.

20TH PLAYOFF APPEARANCE — On Dec. 21, 1997, the Vikings beat the Colts in the regular season finale to reach the playoffs for the 20th time in team history and the 5th time in 6 seasons under Dennis Green. The Vikings went on the road and came back from 16 points down to defeat the NY Giants 23-22 at the Meadowlands on Dec. 27, 1997. It was the biggest comeback win in team playoff history and the 5th biggest postseason comeback in NFL history. The following week the Vikings lost, 38-22, to the San Francisco 49ers at 3Com Park in the Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 3, 1998.

KRAUSE ENSHRINED — On August 1, 1998, Paul Krause was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Krause played free safety with the Vikings from 1968-79 and the Redskins from 1964-67. He holds the NFL record for career interceptions with 81. Krause was selected to 8 Pro Bowls in his 15-year career.

BOARD AGREES TO SELL — On July 3, 1998, The Minnesota Vikings 10 owners voted unanimously to accept the bid of Texas businessman B.J. “Red” McCombs to purchase the Vikings.

NFL APPROVES McCOMBS — On July 28, 1998, the NFL owners unanimously approved Red McCombs’ purchase of the Vikings, finalizing the change of ownership from the 10 previous owners to sole ownership by McCombs.

GREEN CONTRACT EXTENDED — Head Coach Dennis Green received a 3-year contract extension on September 5, the day before the 1998 opener vs. Tampa Bay.

VIKINGS 15 WINS BEST IN TEAM HISTORY — The Vikings won their 15th NFC Central Division title and became only the 3rd team in NFL history to go 15-1 through the regular season with their 26-16 win at Tennessee in the regular-season finale. The Vikings also established a new NFL scoring record with 556 points, breaking the old mark of 541 set by the 1983 Washington Redskins.

SIXTH NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME — The Vikings hosted Atlanta in the 6th NFC Championship game in franchise history with a berth in Super Bowl XXXIII on the line. The teams played to a 27-27 deadlock during regulation, forcing the game into overtime where the Falcons claimed a 30-27 win. It was the first NFC Championship game played in the Metrodome. 22ND PLAYOFF APPEARANCE — The Vikings turned their 1999 season around, winning eight of the final 10 games to finish 10-6 and host a 1st-round playoff game vs. Dallas. Robert Smith set a team post-season record with 140 rushing yards in the 27-10 win over the Cowboys. The Vikings fell 49-37 to eventual Super Bowl XXXIV champion St. Louis in the Divisional Round at the TWA Dome.

CARTER NAMED MAN OF THE YEAR — Cris Carter was honored as the first recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for civic involvement, charity work and displaying high character on January 29, 2000, in a ceremony during Super Bowl week in Atlanta. The award was re-named after Payton, a Hall of Fame running back who died in 1999.

SMITH BREAKS TEAM RUSHING RECORD — Robert Smith surpassed Chuck Foreman’s 20- year-old career rushing record in the team’s 28- 16 win at Chicago (10/15/00). Smith ended his career with 6,818 yards. He also established a new team record with 1,521 rushing yards on the season and holds the team record with 29 career 100-yard games.

40th ANNIVERSARY TEAM ANNOUNCED — The Vikings celebrated their 40th season of NFL football in 2000, highlighted by a luncheon on November 30 to introduce the Vikings 40th Anniversary Team. That night the Vikings topped Detroit 24-17 and Cris Carter caught his 1,000th pass on a 4-yard TD from Daunte Culpepper. Carter was only the 2nd player in NFL history to record 1,000 career receptions.

15TH DIVISION TITLE — The Vikings overcame every critic’s expectations in 2000 to post an 11- 5 regular-season record, win the franchise’s 15th NFC Central title and made the 23rd playoff appearance in team history, ending in the 7th NFC Championship game at Giants Stadium.

YARY ENSHRINED — On August 4, 2000, Ron Yary was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yary played 14 seasons with Minnesota and played in 4 Super Bowls and 7 Pro Bowls during his career.

TICE REPLACES GREEN — On January 4, 2002, Mike Tice replaced Dennis Green on the sideline for the Vikings. Tice coached the 2001 regular season finale at Baltimore. Green assembled a 97-62 regular season record at the helm of the Vikings. Green led the team to 4 NFC Central Division titles and twice played in the NFC Championship game. Green’s teams made the playoffs in 8 of his 10 seasons.

TICE NAMED HEAD COACH — On January 10, 2002 Mike Tice was named the 6th Head Coach in Vikings history. Tice is the 3rd of the 6 Vikings Head Coaches to be promoted from within the team’s coaching ranks but is the 1st Head Coach to have played for the Vikings.

NFL RE-ALIGNS — The 2002 season marked the re-alignment of the NFL as the League expanded to 32 teams when the Houston Texans joined as an expansion franchise. The NFL realigned into 8 divisions of 4 teams each. The Vikings moved into the newly-formed NFC North after years in the NFC Central.

VIKINGS LEAD NFL IN RUSHING — The 2002 Vikings led the NFL in rushing for the first time in team history with 2,507 yards for the season, an average of 156.7 yards per game. Second-year RB Michael Bennett ranked 2nd in team history with 1,296 rushing yards and earned a berth in the Pro Bowl. The Vikings set team records for rushing TDs (26), average per carry (5.3) and total first downs (350). The team also established an NFL mark by becoming the 1st team to make a successful 2-point conversion to win a game when Daunte Culpepper scored on a 2-point run with :05 remaining in the game to give the Vikings a 32-31 win at New Orleans on December 15, 2002. Culpepper proved to be a dangerous runner himself in 2002, setting team records for attempts (106), yards (609) and rushing TDs (10) by a QB.

VIKINGS OFFENSE RANKS #1 — The 2003 Vikings became the 1st squad in franchise history to finish the season with the #1 ranked offense in the NFL, averaging 393.4 yards per game and scoring an average of 26.0 points per game.

ELLER ENSHRINED — On August 8, 2004, Carl Eller was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Eller, the Vikings career sacks leader, was a member of the vaunted Purple People Eaters defense.

WILF FAMILY TAKES OWNERSHIP — An investment group led by brothers Zygmunt and Mark Wilf were unanimously approved as the new owners of the Vikings by their fellow NFL owners on May 25, 2005. The Wilfs, owners of a real estate development company in New Jersey, took ownership in mid-June from former owner Red McCombs, who had owned the club since 1998. Joining the Wilfs ownership group is cousin Leonard Wilf, Reggie Fowler, David Mandelbaum and Alan Landis.

CHILDRESS TAKES THE HELM — The Vikings named Brad Childress the 7th head coach in the history of the franchise on January 6, 2006. Childress comes to the Vikings after seven seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, spending the 2002-05 seasons as offensive coordinator. The Eagles won NFC East titles in 2001, ‘02, ‘03 and ‘04 and represented the NFC in Super Bowl XXXIX against New England. During his tenure with the Eagles, Childress was instrumental in the development of 5-time Pro Bowl selection QB Donovan McNabb. Childress began his coaching career at the University of Illinois from 1978-84 and tutored the Wisconsin Badgers offense from 1991-98.

VIKINGS UNVEIL NEW UNIFORMS — The franchise made the most dramatic change to its uniforms in the history of the team during the 2006 offseason. The team unveiled the new uniforms before an enthusiastic crowd at Mall of America on April 27, 2006.

VIKINGS SEND 4 LINEMEN TO PRO BOWL  — The 2006 Vikings strong play along the defensive and offensive lines was recognized league-wide as C Matt Birk, G Steve Hutchinson, DT Kevin Williams and DT Pat Williams all earned Pro Bowl honors. 

ROOKIE RUNS TO RECORDS  — In only his 5th NFL game, rookie RB Adrian Peterson broke the team record for rushing yards in a game with 224 at Chicago (10/14/07). Three weeks later he topped that by setting the NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards vs. San Diego (11/4/07). He went on to lead the NFC in rushing with 1,341 yards, was named All-Pro, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, started in the Pro Bowl and took home game MVP honors.

SOLID 7 EARN PRO BOWL TRIPS  — The Vikings sent 7 players to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, the most to earn the honor since the 2000 season. The team was represented by C Matt Birk, G Steve Hutchinson, S Darren Sharper, FB Tony Richardson, DT Kevin Williams, DT Pat Williams and RB Adrian Peterson.

BLOCKBUSTER TRADE LANDS ALLEN  — The Vikings struck a deal with Kansas City to trade 2007 NFL sack leader DE Jared Allen to the club for the Vikings 1st-round (#17) pick in the 2008 Draft, a pair of 3rd-round picks in 2008 and a swap of 6th-round choices. Allen was introduced to a boisterous crowd of fans at the Winter Park facility as part of the Vikings Draft Party days after the trade.

VIKINGS CLAIM FIRST NFC NORTH TITLE  — The Vikings rattle off 9 wins in their last 12 games to capture their 1st division title since 2000 and the team’s 1st NFC?North Championship since the NFC?Central was realigned in 2002. The Vikings hosted a playoff game for the 1st time since 2000.

PETERSON LEADS NFL IN RUSHING  — Second-year RB Adrian Peterson set a team record with 1,760 yards rushing to become the 1st-ever Viking to lead the NFL?in rushing. Peterson broke the 100-yard barrier 10 times during the season and became just the 5th player in NFL?history to rush for more than 3,000 yards in his 1st 2 seasons (3,101).

RUSHING DEFENSE DYNASTY  — The Vikings become the first defense since the 1970 merger to rank No. 1 in the NFL?against the run for 3 straight years. Minnesota gave up just 76.9 yards per game to lead the league.

VIKINGS LOSE FOUNDING FATHER  — One of the Vikings original stockholders and most-adamant supporters, Don McNeely passed away in March of 2009. In addition to his role in helping build the Vikings tradition, McNeely was revered as one of Minnesota’s great philanthropists. McNeely was an ardent supporter of the arts and also donated large gifts to the Minnesota State Fair, St. John’s University, the Warner Nature Center and the Como Conservatory. 

McDANIEL ENSHRINED  — G Randall McDaniel was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 8, 2009. McDaniel started 12 consecutive Pro Bowls (1989-2000), started 202 consecutive games and missed only 2 games his entire career after being a 1st-round pick by the Vikings in 1988. 

FAVRE SIGNS WITH VIKINGS  — A long-time nemesis, Brett Favre signed with the Vikings on August 18, 2009. Favre went on to have the best statistical season of his career, throwing for 4,202 yards, 33 TDs and 7 INTs with a 107.2 passer rating, while also setting the NFL record for consecutive games started, a mark formerly held by Vikings legend Jim Marshall.

BACK-TO-BACK DIVISION TITLES  — The Vikings finished the regular season with a 12-4 mark to capture its 2nd consecutive NFC North title. It marked the first time Minnesota achieved the feat since 1977-78.

HARVIN NAMED ROOKIE OF THE YEAR — Rookie WR/KR Percy Harvin burst on the scene and earned Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year and was also named Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. Harvin set team records with 2,081 all-purpose yards and 2 TDs on kick returns, while sharing the NFL rookie lead with 60 receptions for 790 yards. He earned a Pro Bowl berth as a return man.

NFL-BEST 10 VIKINGS EARN PRO BOWL BERTHS — The Vikings led the NFL and tied a team record with 10 players earning Pro Bowl honors. The unit featured 4 players who made their 1st Pro Bowl- Heath Farwell, Bryant McKinnie, Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin. They were joined by Brett Favre, Steve Hutchinson, Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen, Kevin Wiliams and Antoine Winfield.

EIGHTH NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME — The Vikings traveled to New Orleans in the 8th NFC Championship game in franchise history for a chance to play in Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida. The teams played to a 28-28 tie in regulation, forcing the game into OT where the Saints hit a 40-yard FG in the extra period to claim a 31-28 victory.

RANDLE ENSHRINED  — DT John Randle was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 7, 2010 following a 14-year career, including 11 years as a Vikings (1990-2000). He was named to NFL Team of the Decade for the 1990s and led or tied for the team lead in sacks 9 times in his 11 Vikings seasons.

FRAZIER REPLACES CHILDRESS AFTER 10 GAMES— Defensive Coordinator/Asst. Head Coach Leslie Frazier took over coaching the team after 10 games in 2010 when Head Coach Brad Childress was replaced. Frazier won his 1st game as Interim Head Coach on 11/28/10 at Washington.

ROOF COLLAPSE CAUSES CHAOTIC END TO 2010— Heavy snows and inclement weather caused the Metrodome roof to collapse in the early morning hours of December 12, 2010, forcing the final 2 home games of the 2010 season to be moved from the facility. The Vikings played host to the NY Giants in Detroit at Ford Field on 12/13 and the club’s final home game was played at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, a Monday Night Football contest against Chicago on 12/20. The team also had a road game against Philadelphia postponed due to weather from Sunday night, 12/26, to Tuesday night, 12/28.

50 GREATEST VIKINGS CAPS 50TH SEASON CELEBRATION— Vikings legends reunited for a celebration of the storied history of the Vikings’ franchise during a weekend of activities leading up to the Monday Night Football game versus Chicago on December 20, 2010. The team unveiled the 50 greatest Vikings and they were introduced to fans at halftime of the snowy game at TCF Bank Stadium. The snowy atmosphere was fitting and marked the first outdoor home game for the Vikings since the 1981 Met Stadium finale on 12/20/81, 30 years to the day.

FRAZIER NAMED HEAD COACH— After serving as Interim Head Coach for the final 6 games of the 2010 season, Leslie Frazier was named the Head Coach on Monday, January 3, 2011, the day after the 2010 regular season finale. Frazier posted a 3-3 record in the interim role and directed the club during some trying times as the team lost its home field due to a weather-related collapse of the Metrodome.

ALLEN BREAKS TEAM SACK RECORD— DE Jared Allen had one of the best seasons for a pass rusher in NFL history in 2011. Recording 22.0 sacks, Allen broke Chris Doleman’s team record of 21.0 sacks in a season and fell just .5 sack short of the NFL’s single-season sack record held by Michael Strahan.

SPIELMAN NAMED GENERAL MANAGER— On January 3, 2012, Rick Spielman was named the team’s General Manager. He had previously been the Vikings Vice President of Player Personnel from 2006-2011.

DOLEMAN ENSHRINED— DE Chris Doleman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4, 2012 following a 15-year career, including 10 with the Vikings. His 150.5 sacks was ranked fourth all-time in the NFL at the time of his retirerment.

NEW STADIUM DEAL APPROVED— In May 2012, a bill for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium was passed through the Minnesota legislature and signed by Governor Mark Dayton. Funded by the Vikings, the State of Minnesota, and the City of Minneapolis, the new stadium will be located on the current Metrodome site. Groundbreaking on the stadium site is expected in Spring 2013 with project completion in time for the 2016 NFL season.

PETERSON POSTS EPIC SEASON — Adrian Peterson had a season for the ages, coming back from severe knee injury at the end of 2012 to set a franchise record and post the 2nd-best rushing season in NFL history with 2,097 yards. Peterson broke Robert Smith’s Vikings career rushing mark in the 1st game of the season. Peterson went on to become only the 3rd Vikings player to earn Associated Press MVP honors for his efforts along with AP Offensive Player of the Year, 1st-Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.

RECORD TURNAROUND EARNS PLAYOFF BERTH — The Vikings rebounded from a 3-13 mark in 2012 to go 10-6 and earn a Wild Card Playoff berth in 2013, the biggest single-season win improvement in team history at +7.

CARTER ENSHRINED — WR Cris Carter was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4, 2013. Carter holds the Vikings career receptions, yards and TDs records. Carter was a 4-time All-Pro and 8-time Pro Bowler during his 16 NFL seasons.

VIKINGS HOST REGULAR SEASON HOME GAME IN LONDON — The Vikings played the 1st regular season game in franchise history outside of the United States in a 34-27 win over Pittsburgh at London’sWembley Stadium in the International Series on September 29, 2013. The Vikings had previously played a preseason game atWembley in 1982 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

ROOKIE CORDARRELLE PATTERSON SETS UNBREAKABLE RECORD — In only his 7th career game, rookieWR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson tied an NFL record for the longest play in league history and set the mark for longest KO return with his 109-yard TD vs. Green Bay on October 27, 2013. The only other 109-yard play came in 2007 against the Vikings at Mall of America Field when Antonio Cormartie returned a Vikings missed FG 109 yards for a score.

GROUNDBREAKING ON NEWSTADIUM — Vikings ownership and management, state leaders and elected officials joined together to officially break ground on the new stadium building project on December 3, 2013.

ALL MALL OF AMERICA FIELD TEAM TEAM — Fan voting on Vikings.com selected a 27-member team and head coach of Vikings alums that played most of their careers with the club at Mall of America Field at HHH Metrodome.

LAST GAME IN THE DOME — After calling Mall of America Field at HHH Metrodome home for 32 seasons, the Vikings played the final game in the stadium in the 2013 season finale. Minnesota topped Detroit 14-13 to send the stadium out on a winning note.

MIKE ZIMMER HIRED AS NINTH COACH IN TEAM HISTORY — Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer was hired as the 9th coach in Vikings history on January 15, 2014. The veteran defensive coach comes to Minnesota with 20 seasons of NFL experience under his belt and a Super Bowl victory with Dallas.

MINNESOTA AWARDED SUPER BOWL LII AT NEW STADIUM IN 2018 — Minnesota’s bid for Super Bowl LII was successful when selected on May 20, 2014 as the host community for the world-renowned event. The game itself will be played at the New Minnesota Stadium but the entire greater Twin Cities metro area will
accomodate the week long festivities.

VIKINGS RETURN TO OUTDOOR FOOTBALL — On August 8 ,2014 in a preseason game vs. the Oakland Raiders, the Vikings returned to the elements playing outdoors for 2 seasons at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of the Minnesota while the new Minnesota Stadium is being constructed with completion scheduled in time for the 2016 season. The Vikings went 5-3 at home in their first season outdoors since 1981.

ZIMMER ERA BEGINS WITH WIN — On September 7, 2014, Head Coach Mike Zimmer won his first game in dominating fashion beating the St. Louis Rams 34-6.

NEW MINNESOTA STADIUM SELECTED FINAL FOUR SITE IN 2019— Announced on November 14, 2014, the iconic new Minnesota Stadium was awarded 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four to be held April 6-8, 2019. Minnesota was awarded the high profile event after a multi-year bid process.

BUD GRANT WAY UNVEILED — At an unveiling ceremony on December 1, 2014, the Vikings and the city of Minneapolis honored former Head Coach Bud Grant with a street named in his honor outside of the new Minnesota Stadium.

TINGELHOFF ENSHRINED — C Mick Tingelhoff was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 8, 2015. Tingelhoff played in 240 consecutive games and didn’t miss a game in his 17-year career. Tingelhoff was a 7-time All-League selection and was named to 6 consecutive Pro Bowls. As a part of the Tingelhoff’s enshrinement, the Vikings will play the Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game scheduled for August, 9. It will be the 4th time the Vikings have participated in the Hall of Fame Game.

ZIMMER CAPTURES 1ST NFC NORTH TITLE — The Vikings closed the 2015 regular season with 3 straight wins, including a 20-13 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field in the finale on Jan. 3, 2016. The road win secured Minnesota’s 1st NFC North title since 2009 and 1st playo› appearance since 2012.

ADRIAN PETERSON WINS RUSHING TITLE — For the 3rd time in his career, Adrian Peterson lead the NFL in rushing yards running for 1,485 yards in 2015.

VIKINGS PLAY COLDEST GAME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY — The Vikings hosted the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 10, 2016, in the Wildcard Round of the playo›s in the coldest game in franchise history. The temperature at kicko› was minus-6 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of negative 25 with a capacity crowd at TCF Bank Stadium in the last outdoor game played in Minnesota.

U.S. BANK STADIUM OPENS — Erected at the site of the Metrodome, U.S. Bank Stadium opened it’s doors in July of 2016. The stadium held Luke Bryan and Metallica concerts as well as an international soccer match in August of 2016.

U.S. BANK STADIUM HOSTS FIRST VIKINGS GAMES — The Vikings host the San Diego Chargers in a preseason contest played on Aug. 28, 2016 and the Green Bay Packers in the first regular season game at U.S. Bank Stadium in a primetime game on Sunday Night Football on Sept. 18, 2016.

Coaching History

Read a quick bio and recap of the various head coaches the Vikings have had throughout the team's history.

Norm Van Brocklin - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 18, 1961...The former quarterback had retired from the NFL following the 1960 season after 12 professional seasons with the Los Angeles Rams (1949-57) and Philadelphia Eagles (1958-60)...”The Dutchman” led the Eagles to the NFL crown in 1960 and was the League MVP...Set an NFL record with 554 passing yards in the 1951 season opener...Threw for 23,611 yards and 173 TDs in his NFL career and played in 10 Pro Bowls...Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971...Coached 84 games with the Vikings with a 29-51-4 record....Went on to coach the Atlanta Falcons from 1968-73...Born March 15, 1926, in Eagle Butte, SD...Died May 2, 1983...Attended the University of Oregon where he was an All-American.

Bud Grant - Named Vikings Head Coach on March 10, 1967...Came to Minnesota following a successful coaching career in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, leading the team to 4 Grey Cup championships and playing in the game 6 times...Coached the Vikings in 281 total games, retiring after the 1983 season only to be coaxed back to coach the team again in 1985 before retiring for good...Led Vikings to Super Bowl IV, VIII, IX and XI...Won 11 Central Division titles and made 12 appearances in the playoffs...Member of both the CFL and Pro Football Halls of Fame...Born May 20, 1927 in Superior, WI...Resides in Bloomington, MN...An avid outdoorsman who travels the world hunting and fishing.

Les Steckel - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 29, 1984...Coached the Vikings for the 1984 season, finishing 3-13...Served as an offensive assistant with the Vikings for 5 seasons prior to taking over head coaching duties...Came to Minnesota in 1979 after working on the San Francisco 49ers staff...Was the youngest Head Coach in the NFL in 1984 at age 38...Born July 1, 1946, in Whitehall, PA...Began his playing career at Kansas as a walk-on, playing 4 seasons for the Jayhawks as a running back...Worked for Senator Robert Kennedy’s campaign as a volunteer following his 1968 graduation...Joined the Marine Corps and served as an infantry Lieutenant, seeing combat in Vietnam...Left the service in 1972 and began his coaching career at Colorado, working with the Buffaloes from 1972-76, the US Naval Academy in 1977 and the 49ers in 1978.

Jerry Burns - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 7, 1986...Served as Vikings offensive coordinator from 1968-85, guiding the team to 4 Super Bowl berths and 11 Central Division titles...Served as Vikings Head Coach 6 seasons, 1986-91...Coached the team in 101 total games, going 52-43 in the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs...Led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game in 1987, earning upset wins at New Orleans and San Francisco along the way before falling to the Redskins 17-10 in Washington...Won the NFC Central in 1989...Coached in 6 Super Bowls, 4 as Vikings offensive coordinator and 2 as the Green Bay Packers’ defensive backs coach in Super Bowls I and II...Played QB for Michigan on the 1950 Rose Bowl team...Began his coaching career in 1951 at University of Hawaii...Head Coach at the University of Iowa from 1961-65...Born January 24, 1927...Resides in Eden Prairie, MN.

Dennis Green - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 10, 1992...Came to Minnesota after reviving the Stanford University football program, serving as Head Coach from 1989-91, the only Vikings Head Coach to come directly from the college ranks...Coached 171 total games in 10 seasons with the Vikings, leading the team to 4 Central Division titles and the NFC Championship game twice...Vikings made the playoffs 8 of Green’s 10 seasons and the 1998 club set the NFL single-season scoring record at 556 points, averaging 34.8 points per game...An advocate of community involvement, Green initiated Community Tuesdays, which had players active in the Twin Cities on their day off, a concept that spread to the entire National Football League...Born February 17, 1949 in Harrisburg, PA...Named NFL Coach of the Year in 1992 by the Washington Touchdown Club and in 1998 by Sports Illustrated and the Maxwell Club.

Mike Tice - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 10, 2002 after serving as the team’s coach for the final regular season game of the 2001 season...Became the 1st Vikings player to go on and serve as Head Coach...Enjoyed a 14-year NFL playing career as a TE, including 1992-93, ‘95 with the Vikings...Played in 177 career games with Seattle, Washington and Minnesota...Originally signed by Seattle as a rookie free agent QB in 1981...Born February 2, 1959, in Bayshore, NY...Began coaching career with Minnesota Vikings as TE coach in 1996...Coached offensive line from 1997-2001 and added title of Assistant Head Coach in 2001.

Brad Childress - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 6, 2006...Led Vikings to consecutive NFC North titles in 2008-09...Won first game with Vikings over Washington on Monday Night Football...Joined the Vikings after 7 seasons with Philadelphia, working from 2002-05 as the Eagles’ offensive coordinator...Helped guide Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX...Coached at University of Wisconsin from 1991-98...Got first taste of NFL coaching with Indianapolis Colts in 1985...Started coaching career at University of Illinois from 1978-84...Born June 27, 1956 and raised in Aurora, IL.

Leslie Frazier - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 3, 2011 after serving as Interim Head Coach for final 6 games of 2010 season, going 3-3...Currently 16-22 as Head Coach in the regular season...Made his 1st playoff appearance as a head coach in 2012 after going 10-6... Led the team to the biggest single-season turnaround in team history and finished tied for 3rd in Coach of the Year voting...Won 1st game as interim coach at Washington (11/28/10)...Spent 2007-10 as Vikings Defensive Coordinator... The 1st Vikings Head Coach to come from a defensive background...Played for Divison rival Chicago from 1981-86, starting at CB on Bears Super Bowl XX championship team...Joined Bears as a rookie free agent in 1981 from Alcorn State...Entered NFL as assistant coach with Philadelphia in 1999...Began coaching career in 1988 at tiny Trinity College in suburban Chicago, starting the football program from the ground up as the 1st coach in program history...Part of Super Bowl winner with Chicago as a player and Indianapolis as an assistant coach...Born 4/3/59 in Columbus, MS.

Mike Zimmer - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 15, 2014...Went 18-14, including an 11-5 record at TCF Bank Stadium, in his first two seasons as a head coach... A 22-year NFL coaching veteran, had served as a defensive coordinator for the previous 14 seasons for Cincinnati (2008-13), Atlanta (2007) and Dallas (2000-06)...Has been a part of 12 playoff teams in his NFL tenure and teams that have won 8 Division titles...Coached the Cowboys DBs when the team won Super Bowl XXX over Pittsburgh after the 1995 season...His Bengals defenses since 2008 ranked in the NFL’s top 10 in total defense 4 times, climbing to #3 in 2013...Had a top 7 defense 4 of the past 5 seasons with Cincinnati...Before moving to the NFL ranks, spent 15 seasons coaching at the collegiate level where he spent his final 5 seasons in the college ranks as defensive coordinator at Washington State from 1989-93...Was at Weber State from 1981-88 serving as defensive coordinator from 1983-88...Entered the coaching profession at Missouri where he served as an assistant from 1979-80...Played QB and then later LB at Illinois State...Has 3 children, son Adam and daughters Corri and Marki. Adam serves as the Vikings LBs coach. Wife, Vikki, passed in 2009...Born June 5, 1956 in Peoria, IL.

All-Time Vikings Drafts 

View each of the Vikings Draft classes from 1961 through present-day.

1961

1...... TOMMY MASON (1st overall), RB, Tulane

2...... RIP HAWKINS (15), LB, North Carolina

3...... FRAN TARKENTON (29), QB, Georgia

4...... CHUCK LAMSON (43), DB, Wyoming

5...... ED SHAROCKMAN (57), DB, Pittsburgh

6...... GERALD BURCH (71), WR, Georgia

7...... ALLEN FERRIE (85), WR, Wagner

8...... PAUL LINDQUIST (99), T, New Hampshire

9...... DAN SHEEHAN (113), T, Tennessee-Chattanooga

10...... DOUG MAYBERRY (127), RB, Utah

11...... JERRY MAYS (141), T, SMU

12...... STEVE STONEBREAKER (155), LB, Detroit

13...... RAYMOND HAYES (169), RB, Central Oklahoma

14...... KEN PETERSON (183), T, Utah

15...... MIKE MERCER (197), K, Arizona State

16...... TED KARPOWICZ (211), RB, Detroit

17...... WILLIE JONES (225), RB, Purdue

18...... BOB VOIGHT (239), T, Los Angeles State

19...... BILL HILL (253), RB, Presbyterian

20...... MIKE McFARLAND (267), QB, Western Illinois

1962

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to New York for George Shaw.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded, along with 11th rounder, to Cleveland for Jim Prestel, Jim Marshall, Dick Grecni,

.... Jamie Caleb, Billy Gault and Paul Dickson.

3...... BILL MILLER (30), WR, Miami

4...... ROY WINSTON (45), LB, LSU

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to New York for Mel Triplett, Bob Schnelker, and B. Schmidt.

6...... LARRY BOWIE (73), G, Purdue

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia in Jerry Reichow trade.

8...... PAUL WHITE (101), RB, Buffalo

9...... MARSHALL SHIRK (114), T, UCLA

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to Cleveland for Bob Denton.

11...... NO CHOICE, traded to Cleveland along with 2nd rounder in 1962.

12...... GARY FALLON (157), RB, Syracuse

13...... ROGER VAN CLEEF (170), T, SW Oklahoma

14...... PAT RUSS (185), T, Purdue

15...... LARRY GUILFORD (198), RB, Pacific

16...... JOHN CONTOULIS (213), T, Connecticut

17...... RON STALEY (226), WR, Wisconsin

18...... JUNIOR HAWTHORNE (241), T, Kentucky

19...... TOMMY MINTER (254), RB, Baylor

20...... TERRY CAGAANEN (269), RB, Utah State

1963

1...... JIM DUNAWAY (3), DT, Mississippi State

2...... BOBBY BELL (16), LB, Minnesota

3...... RAY POAGE (31), WR, Texas

4...... PAUL FLATLEY (44), WR, Northwestern

5...... GARY KALTENBACH (59), G, Pittsburgh

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Cleveland for T. Franckhauser, F. Cox, C. Ferguson and E. Linden.

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to New York for Jim Leo.

8...... JIM O’MAHONEY (100), LB, Miami

9...... BOB HOOVER (115), RB, Florida

10...... TERRY KOSENS (128), RB, Hofstra

11...... JOHN CAMPBELL (143), LB, Minnesota

12...... JOHN SKLOPAN (156), RB, Southern Mississippi

13...... DAVE O’BRIEN (171), G, Boston College

14...... RALPH FERRISI (184), RB, Southern Connecticut STate

15...... JOHN MURIO (199), WR, Whitworth

16...... REX MIRICH (212), T, Arizona State-Flagstaff

17...... TOM MUNSEY (227), RB, Concordia

18...... TOM McINTYRE (240), T, St. John’s

19...... FRANK HORVATH (255), RB, Youngstown

20...... MAILON KENT (268), QB, Auburn

1964

1...... CARL ELLER (6), DE, Minnesota

2...... HAL BEDSOLE (19), TE, USC

3...... GEORGE ROSE (34), DB, Auburn

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to Chicago for Bill Brown.

4...... TOM KEATING (53), T, Michigan, from NY Giants as part of Hugh McElhenny trade.

5...... JOHN KIRBY (62), LB, Nebraska

6...... BOB LACEY (75), WR, North Carolina

7...... WES BRYANT (90), T, Arkansas

8...... BILL McWATTERS (103), RB, North Texas State

9...... DARRELL LESTER (118), RB, McNeese

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to L.A. Rams for Tom Wilson.

11...... H.O. ESTES (146), G, East Central Oklahoma

12...... WALTER SANDS (159), WR, Texas

13...... RUSS VOLLMER (174), DB, Memphis State

14...... TOM MICHEL (187), RB, East Carolina

15...... MONTE KIFFIN (202), T, Nebraska

16...... CARLTON OATES (215), DE, Florida A&M

17...... JERRY McCLURG (230), DE, Colorado

18...... CARL ROBINSON (243), DT, Prairie View

19...... DICK SCHOTT (258), DE, Louisville

20...... MILT SUNDE (271), G, Minnesota

1965

1...... JACK SNOW (8), WR, Notre Dame

2...... (A) ARCHIE SUTTON (15), T, Illinois, from N.Y. Giants as part of the Hugh McElhenny trade.

2...... (B) LANCE RENTZEL (23), RB, Oklahoma

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Bob Ferguson.

4...... (A) JIM WHALEN (51), WR, Boston College

4...... (B) JIM HARRIS (55), DT, Utah State, choice from Cleveland.

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for Tom Hall and Bruce Zellmer.

6...... JIM GRISHAM (79), RB, Oklahoma

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for Mike Bundra and Larry Vargo.

8...... (A) JOHN HANKINSON (100), QB, Minnesota, from San Francisco for Roy Williams.

8...... (B) JEFF JORDAN (107), DB, Tulsa

9...... FRANK McCLENDON (120), DT, Alabama

10...... JERRY SCHWEIGER (135), T, Superior State

11...... JOHN THOMAS (148), WR, USC

12...... MIKE TILLEMAN (163), DT, Montana

13...... DAVE OSBORN (176), RB, North Dakota

14...... MAX LEETZOW (191), DE, Idaho

15...... PHIL MORGAN (204), RB, East Tennessee

16...... PAUL LABINSKI (219), DT, St. John’s

17...... VERAN SMITH (232), LB, Utah State

18...... RICHARD KOTITE (247), WR, Wagner

19...... ELLIS JOHNSON (260), RB, SE Louisiana

20...... COSMO IACAVAZZI (275), RB, Princeton

1966

1...... JERRY SHAY (7), DT, Purdue

2...... JIM LINDSEY (27), RB, Arkansas

3...... DON HANSEN (42), LB, Illinois

4...... RON ACKS (57), DB, Illinois

5...... (A) DOUG DAVIS (72), T, Kentucky

5...... (B) BOB HALL (76), DB, Brown, from Chicago for Palmer Pyle.

6...... (A) WIBER AYLOR (83), T, S.W. Texas State, from N.Y. Giants for Bill Swain

6...... (B) NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for Mike Bundra and Larry Vargo.

7...... BOB MEERS (106), WR, Massachusetts

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to Baltimore for the rights to Larry Kramer.

9...... RON GREEN (134), WR, North Dakota

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for Gary Lowe.

11...... STAN QUINTANA (162), DB, New Mexico

12...... BOB PETRELLA (181), DB, Tennessee

13...... LARRY MARTIN (195), T, San Diego State

14...... HOWARD TWILLEY (209), WR, Tulsa

15...... HUGH WRIGHT (223), RB, Adams State

16...... JIM WILLIAMS (237), DB, Arkansas

17...... MONROE BEARD (256), WR, Virginia Union

18...... DALE GRECO (270), T, Illinois

19...... JESSE STOKES (284), DB, Corpus Christi

20...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Billy Ray Barnes.

1967

1...... (A) CLINTON JONES (2), RB, Michigan State, from NY Giants as part of the Tarkenton trade.

1...... (B) GENE WASHINGTON (8), WR, Michigan State.

1...... (C) ALAN PAGE (15), DT, Notre Dame.

..... Choice from LA Rams for Hal Bedsole, Tommy Mason and 2nd round draft choice in 1967.

2...... BOB GRIM (28), WR, Oregon State. Choice from N.Y. Giants.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to LA Rams.

3...... EARL DENNY (61), RB, Missouri

4...... ALVIN COLEMAN (87), DB, Tennessee A&I

5...... KEN LAST (115), WR, Minnesota

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Phil King.

7...... BOBBY BRYANT (167), DB, South Carolina

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Dave Tobey.

8...... JOHN BEASLEY (197), TE, California. Choice from Washington.

9...... BILL MORRIS (219), G, Holy Cross

10...... PETE TATMAN (244), RB, Nebraska

11...... BOB TRYGSTAD (271), DT, Washington State

12...... FRED CREMER (296), DT, St. John’s

13...... CHARLES HARDT (323), DB, Tulsa

14...... JIM HARGROVE (348), LB, Howard Payne

15...... JAMES SHEA (375), DB, E. New Mexico

16...... GENE BEARD (400), DB, Virginia Union

17...... DICK WAGONER (427), DB, Bowling Green

1968

1...... RON YARY (1), T, USC, Choice from NY Giants as part of Tarkenton trade.

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Gary Cuozzo.

2...... CHARLIE WEST (33), DB, Texas-El Paso

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Brady Keys.

3...... MIKE McGILL (76), LB, Notre Dame, Choice from Dallas.

4...... MIKE FREEMAN (89), DB, Fresno State

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to Washington for Bob Breitenstein.

6...... BOB GOODRIDGE (144), WR, Vanderbilt

7...... (A) OSCAR REED (167), RB, Colorado State, Choice from Atlanta.

7...... (B) LENNY SNOW (171), RB, Georgia Tech

8...... HANK URBANOWICZ (198), DT, Miami

9...... MIKE DONOHUE (225), TE, San Francisco

10...... TOM SAKAL (250), DB, Minnesota

11...... BILL HAAS (279), WR, Omaha

12...... HOWIE SMALL (308), C, Rhode Island

13...... DICK WHERRY (333), WR, Northern State

14...... DON EVANS (360), T, Arkansas AM&N

15...... JIM HAYNIE (387), QB, West Chester State

16...... LARRY KUHARICH (414), DB, Boston College

17...... (A) BOB LEE (441), QB, Pacific

17...... (B) BILL HULL (445), G, Tennessee Tech, Choice from Detroit.

1969

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Gary Cuozzo.

2...... (A) ED WHITE (39), G, California. Choice from N.Y. Giants as a part of Tarkenton trade.

2...... (B) VOLLY MURPHY (43), WR, Texas-El Paso

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Phil King.

4...... MIKE McCAFFREY (95), LB, California

5...... (A) JIM BARNES (106), G, Arkansas, Choice from Atlanta.

5...... (B) MIKE O’SHEA (112), WR, Utah State, Choice from Pittsburgh for Bobby Walden.

5...... (C) CORNY DAVIS (121), RB, Kansas State

6...... MARION BATES (148), DB, Tex. Southern

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Washington along with Marlin McKeever for Paul Krause.

8...... HARRISON WOOD (199), WR, Washington

9...... TOM FINK (225), G, Minnesota

10...... TOM McCAULEY (253), WR, Wisconsin

11...... BRIAN DOWLING (277), QB, Yale

12...... NOEL JENKE (303), LB, Minnesota

13...... JIM MOYLAN (329), DT, Texas Tech

14...... TOMMY HEAD (355), C, S.W. Texas State

15...... EUGENE MOSLEY (381), TE, Jackson State

16...... NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for 17th choice in 1968.

17...... WENDELL HOUSLEY (433), DB, Texas A&M

1970

1...... JOHN WARD (25), T, Oklahoma State

2...... BILL CAPPLEMAN (51), QB, Florida State

3...... CHUCK BURGOON (77), LB, North Park

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Kent Kramer.

5...... GREG JONES (129), RB, UCLA

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Tony Jeter.

7...... HAP FARBER (181), LB, Mississippi

8...... MIKE CARROLL (206), G, Missouri

9...... GEORGE MORROW (233), DE, Mississippi

10...... STU VOIGT (260), TE, Wisconsin

11...... GODFREY ZAUNBRECHER (286), C, LSU

12...... JAMES HOLLAND (311), DB, Jackson State

13...... ROBERT PEARCE (337), DB, Stephen F. Austin

14...... TOM SPINKS (363), WR, Louisiana Tech

15...... BENNIE FRANCIS (388), DE, Chadron

16...... BRUCE CERONE (417), WR, Emporia State

17...... BRIAN HEALY (441), DB, Michigan

1971

1...... LEO HAYDEN (24), RB, Ohio State

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia as part of Norm Snead trade.

3...... EDDIE HACKETT (76), WR, Alcorn A&M

4...... VINCE CLEMENTS (102), RB, Connecticut

5...... NO CHOICE, Choice traded to Pittsburgh for Kent Nix.

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Norm Snead.

7...... GENE MACK (180), LB, Texas-El Paso

8...... JOHN FARLEY (208), DE, J.C. Smith

9...... TIM SULLIVAN (232), RB, Iowa

10...... CHRIS MORRIS (258), G, Indiana

11...... MIKE WALKER (284), LB, Tulane

12...... REGGIE HOLMES (310), DB, Stout State

13...... BENNY FRY (336), C, Houston

14...... JIM GALLAGHER (362), LB, Yale

15...... JEFF WRIGHT (388), DB, Minnesota

16...... GREG EDMONDS (413), WR, Penn State

17...... KEN DUNCAN (439), P, Tulsa

1972

1...... (A) JEFF SIEMON (10), LB, Stanford, Choice from New England for Joe Kapp.

1...... (B) NO CHOICE, traded to NY Giants as a part of Tarkenton trade.

2...... ED MARINARO (50), RB, Cornell

3...... BART BUETOW (59), T, Minnesota, Choice from Green Bay for the rights to Z. Bratkowski.

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia as part of the Norm Snead trade.

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to Denver for Al Denson.

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to LA Rams for Ted Provost.

6...... AMOS MARTIN (154), LB, Louisville

7...... BILL SLATER (181), DE, Western Michigan

8...... CALVIN DEMERY (206), WR, Arizona State

9...... CHARLES GOODRUM (232), G, Florida A&M

10...... WILLIE ALDRIDGE (258), RB, Soouth Carolina State

11...... WILLIE McKELTON (284), DB, Southern

12...... BOB BANAUGH (310), DB, Montana State

13...... FRANKLIN ROBERTS (336), RB, Alcorn A&M

14...... MARV OWENS (361), RB, San Diego State

15...... MIKE SIVERT (388), G, East Tennessee State

16...... NEIL GRAFF (414), QB, Wisconsin

17...... DICK SCHMALZ (440), WR, Auburn

1973

1...... CHUCK FOREMAN (12), RB, Miami

2...... JACKIE WALLACE (34), DB, Arizona, Choice from St. Louis in John Gilliam for Gary Cuozzo trade.

2...... NO CHOICE, Traded to NY Giants as a part of Tarkenton trade.

3...... JIM LASH (65), WR, Northwestern

4...... (A) MIKE WELLS (80), QB, Illinois, Choice from Philadelphia in Bill Cappleman trade.

4...... (B) NO CHOICE, traded to Kansas City for Mike Eischeid.

5...... BRENT McCLANAHAN (118), RB, Arizona State

6...... (A) DOUG KINGSRITER (139), TE, Minnesota. Choice from New Orleans along with 1974 4th choice for Bob Brown.

6...... (B) FRED ABBOTT (143), LB, Florida

7...... JOSH BROWN (168), RB, S.W. Texas State

8...... CRAIG DARLING (196), T, Iowa

9...... LARRY DIBBLES (221), DE, New Mexico

10...... (A) RANDY LEE (236), P, Tulane, Choice from Philadelphia for Bill Cody.

10...... (B) DAVE MASON (246), DB, Nebraska

11...... GEARY MURDOCK (274), T, Iowa State

12...... ALAN SPENCER (299), WR, Pittsburg State

13...... RON JUST (324), G, Minot State

14...... EDDIE BISHOP (352), DB, Southern

15...... TONY CHANDLER (377), RB, Missouri Valley

16...... LARRY SMILEY (402), DE, Texas Southern

17...... DAVE WINFIELD (429), TE, Minnesota

1974

1...... (A) FRED McNEILL (17), LB, UCLA, Choice from Atlanta along with B. Berry for B. Lee and L. Warwick.

1...... (B) STEVE RILEY (25), T, USC

2...... (A) JOHN HOLLAND (29), WR, Tennessee State. Choice from San Diego along with 3rd choice for

..... C. Jones and C. Gersbach.

2...... (B) MATT BLAIR (51), LB, Iowa State

3...... (A) STEVE CRAIG (64), TE, Northwestern, Choice from San Diego.

3...... (B) SCOTT ANDERSON (77), C, Missouri

4...... (A) MIKE TOWNSEND (86), DB, Notre Dame, Choice from New Orleans as part of Bob Brown trade.

4...... (B) NO CHOICE, traded to Cincinnati for Steve Lawson.

5...... (A) JAMES FERGUSON (120), DB, Stanford, Choice from Denver along with Rod Sherman for Gene

..... Washington.

5...... (B) NO CHOICE. Choice from Los Angeles for Charles Stukes. Choice traded to Philadelphia for Ron Porter.

5. .... (C) Choice traded to Baltimore for Charles Stukes in 1973.

6...... MARK KELLAR (155), RB, Northern Illinois

7...... FRED TABRON (181), RB, S.W. Missouri

8...... BERL SIMMONS (207), K, TCU

9...... SAM McCULLUM (232), WR, Montana State

10...... BARRY REED (259), RB, Peru State

11...... DAVID BOONE (285), DE, Eastern Michigan

12...... RANDY POLTL (311), DB, Stanford

13...... GARY KELLER (337), DT, Utah

14...... ALAN DIXON (363), RB, Harding

15...... KURT WACHTLER (389), DT, St. John’s

16...... JOHN GOEBEL (415), RB, St. Thomas

17...... EARL GARRETT (441), DB, Boston State

1975

1...... MARK MULLANEY (25), DE, Colorado State

2...... ART RILEY (52), DT, USC

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Andy Maurer

4...... (A) HAROLD HENSON (89), RB, Ohio St., Choice from Cincinnati.

4...... (B) BRUCE ADAMS (103), WR, Kansas

5...... ROBERT MILLER (129), RB, Kansas

6...... BUBBA BROUSSARD (155), LB, Houston

7...... HENRY GREENE (181), RB, Southern

8...... JOE HOLLIMON (207), DB, Arkansas State

9...... JOHN PASSANANTI (233), G, Western Illinois

10...... NEIL CLABO (258), P, Tennessee

11...... IKE SPENCER (285), RB, Utah

12...... AUTRY BEAMON (311), DB, East Texas State

13...... MIKE HURD (336), WR, Michigan State

14...... MIKE STRICKLAND (363), RB, E. Michigan

15...... OLLIE BAKKEN (388), LB, Minnesota

16...... TOM GOEDJEN (414), K, Iowa State

17...... ADOLPH BELLIZEARE (441), RB, Penn State

1976

1...... JAMES WHITE (25), DT, Oklahoma State

2...... SAMMY WHITE (54), WR, Grambling

3...... WES HAMLITON (85), G, Tulsa

4...... LEONARD WILLIS (118), WR, Ohio State

5...... (A) STEVE WAGNER (133), DB, Wisconsin. Choice from Atlanta for Oscar Reed.

5...... (B) KEITH BARNETTE (150), RB, Boston College

6...... TERRY EGERDAHL (180), WR/DB, Minnesota-Duluth

7...... LARRY BRUNE (206), DB, Rice

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to New England along with 6th choice in 1977 for Doug Dumler.

9...... ISAAC HAGINS (262), WR/RS, Southern

10...... BILL SALMON (289), QB, Northern Iowa

11...... STEVE KRACHER (318), RB, Montana State

12...... ROBERT SPARKS (345), DB, San Francisco State

13...... GARY PAULSON (372), DE, Colorado State

14...... JEFF STAPLETON (401), T, Purdue

15...... RON GROCE (428), RB, Macalester

16...... RANDY HICKEL (457), DB, Montana State

17...... DICK LUKOWSKI (484), DT, West Virginia

1977

1...... TOMMY KRAMER (27), QB, Rice

2...... DENNIS SWILLEY (55), G, Texas A&M

3...... TOM HANNON (83), S, Michigan State

4...... NO CHOICE, traded Seattle as a part of Ahmad Rashad trade.

5...... KEN MOORE (138), TE, Northern Illinois

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to New England for Doug Dumler.

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Cincinnati for Orlando Nelson.

8...... CLINT STROZIER (222), S, USC

9...... SCOTT STUDWELL (250), LB, Illinois

10...... DAN BEAVER (278), K, Illinois

11...... KEITH HERTWIG (306), WR, Arizona

12...... JIM KELLEHER (335), RB, Colorado

1978

1...... RANDY HOLLOWAY (21), DE, Pittsburgh

2...... JOHN TURNER (48), CB, Miami

3...... WHIP WALTON (75), LB, San Diego State

4...... JIM HOUGH (100), C, Utah State

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to the NY Giants for Bob Tucker.

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Francisco for Nate Allen.

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Bill Bradley.

8...... MIKE WOOD (204), K, SE Missouri. Choice from Seattle for Amos Martin and Autry Beamon.

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Jets for Phil Wise in 1977.

9...... MIKE DEUTSCH (240), P, Colorado State

10...... HUGHIE SHAW (272), RB, Texas A&I

11...... RON HARRIS (299), RB, Colorado State

12...... JEFF MORROW (326), T, Minnesota

1979

1...... TED BROWN (16), RB, North Carolina State

2...... DAVE HUFFMAN (43), C, Notre Dame

3...... Forfeited

4...... STEVE DILS (97), QB, Stanford

5...... JERRY METER (129), LB, Michigan

6...... JOE SENSER (152), TE, West Chester St.

7...... BOB WINKEL (181), DT, Kentucky

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to Baltimore for Frank Myers.

9...... BILLY DIGGS (236), WR, Winston-Salem

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Jets for Phil Wise.

11...... BRIAN NELSON (291), WR, Texas Tech

12...... DAVID STEPHENS (317), LB, Kentucky

1980

1...... DOUG MARTIN (9), DT, Washington

2...... WILLIE TEAL (30), CB, LSU, Choice from San Francisco for 2nd and 3rd choice in 1980.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Francisco for 2nd round pick in 1980.

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Francisco for 2nd round pick in 1980.

3...... BRENT BOYD (68), G/C, UCLA, Choice from New Orleans in Steve Riley trade.

4...... DENNIS JOHNSON (92), LB, USC

5...... (A) DOUG PASCHAL (121), RB, North Carolina

5...... (B) PAUL JONES (122), RB, California, from New Orleans in Steve Riley trade.

6...... RAY YAKAVONIS (148), DE, East Stroudsburg State

7...... HENRY JOHNSON (174), LB, Georgia Tech

8...... NO CHOICE, traded along with Carl Eller to Seattle for Steve Niehaus.

9...... DENNIS MOSLEY (232), RB/WR, Iowa

10...... KEN BROWN (258), WR/RS, Nebraska

11...... SAM HARRELL (288), RB, East Carolina

12...... THOMAS LANE (315), S, Florida A&M

1981

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Baltimore for two 2nd round and a 5th round choice in 1981.

2...... (A) MARDYE McDOLE (39), WR, Mississippi, Choice from Baltimore for 1st choice in 1981.

2...... (B) ROBIN SENDLEIN (45), LB, Texas

2...... (C) JARVIS REDWINE (52), RB, Nebraska, Choice from Baltimore.

3...... NO CHOICE, to New Orleans in Steve Riley trade.

3...... TIM IRWIN (74), T, Tennessee, Choice from New England for Chuck Foreman.

4...... JOHN SWAIN (101), DB, Miami (Fla.)

5...... WENDELL RAY (123), DE, Missouri, Choice from Baltimore.

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans in Steve Riley trade.

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami for Jim Langer.

7...... DON SHAVER (184), RB, Kutztown State

8...... WADE WILSON (210), QB/P, East Texas State

9...... NO CHOICE, traded to Seattle for Nick Bebout.

10...... JAMES MURPHY (266), WR, Utah State

11...... WILLIAM STEPHANOS (293), T, Boston College

12...... BRIAN WILLIAMS (320), TE, Southern

1982

1...... DARRIN NELSON (7), RB, Stanford

2...... TERRY TAUSCH (39), T, Texas

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Tony Galbreath.

4...... JIM FAHNHORST (92), LB, Minnesota

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami for Langer.

6...... GREG STORR (147), LB, Boston College

7...... STEVE JORDAN (179), TE, Brown

8...... KIRK HARMON (206), LB, Pacific

9...... BRYAN HOWARD (233), S, Tennessee State

10...... GERALD LUCEAR (260), WR, Temple

11...... CURTIS ROUSE (286), G, Chattanooga

12...... HOBSON MILNER (318), RB, Cincinnati

1983

1...... JOEY BROWNER (19), DB, USC

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Charlie Johnson.

3...... WALKER LEE ASHLEY (73), LB, Penn State

4...... MARK RUSH (100), RB, Miami (Fla.)

5...... MARK STEWART (127), LB, Washington

6...... MIKE JONES (159), WR, Tennessee State

7...... CARL LEE (186), DB, Marshall

8...... NORRIS BROWN (213), TE, Georgia

9...... ROD ACHTER (239), WR, Toledo

10...... (A) MELVIN BROWN (255), DB, Mississippi. Choice from L.A. Rams for Ron Yary.

10...... (B) Walter Tate (266), C, Tennessee Stte

11...... BRIAN BUTCHER (298), G, Clemson

12...... MAURICE TURNER (325), RB, Utah State

1984

1...... KEITH MILLARD (13), DE, Washington St.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Houston for Archie Manning.

3...... ALFRED ANDERSON (67), RB, Baylor

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to Houston for Dave Casper.

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to LA Raiders for 5th, 7th, and 11th choices in 1984.

5...... ALLEN RICE (140), RB, Baylor, Choice from L.A. Rams.

6...... DWIGHT COLLINS (154), WR, Pittsburgh

7...... (A) JOHN HAINES (180), DT, Texas

7...... (B) LOYD LEWIS (196), G, Texas A & I, Choice from L.A. Raiders.

8...... PAUL SVERCHECK (208), DT, Cal Poly-SLO

9...... KEITH KIDD (235), WR, Arkansas

10...... JAMES SPENCER (268), LB, Oklahoma State

11...... (A) EDGAR PICKETT (295), LB, Clemson

11...... (B) LAWRENCE THOMPSON (308), WR, Miami (Fla.), Choice from LA Raiders.

12...... MIKE A. JONES (321), RB, No. Carolina A&T

1985

1...... (A) NO CHOICE, traded to Atlanta for 1st and 3rd choice in 1985.

1...... (B) CHRIS DOLEMAN (4), LB, Pittsburgh, Choice from Atlanta.

2...... ISSIAC HOLT (30), CB, Alcorn State

3...... (A) KIRK LOWDERMILK (59), C, Ohio State

3...... (B) TIM MEAMBER (60), LB, Washington, Choice from Atlanta.

3...... (C) TIM LONG (66), T, Memphis State, Choice from San Diego for John Turner.

4...... (A) GEORGE “Buster” RHYMES (85), WR, Oklahoma

4...... (B) KYLE MORRELL (106), S, BYU, Choice from LA Rams for Steve Dils.

5...... MARK MacDONALD (115), G, Boston College

6...... (A) STEVE BONO (142), QB, UCLA

6...... (B) TIM NEWTON (164), NT, Florida, Choice from L.A. Raiders for Brad Van Pelt.

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Green Bay for Jan Stenerud.

8...... NIKITA BLAIR (198), LB, Texas-El Paso

9...... JAIME COVINGTON (227), RB, Syracuse

10...... JUAN JOHNSON (254), WR, Langston

11...... TIM WILLIAMS (283), DB, North Carolina A&T

12...... BYRON JONES (310), DT, Tulsa

1986

1...... GERALD ROBINSON (14), DE, Auburn. Choice from San Diego.

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Diego for San Diego’s 1st and 3rd choice in 1986.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Giants for Gary Zimmerman.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami for Anthony Carter.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Giants for Gary Zimmerman.

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Diego.

4...... JOE PHILLIPS (93), DT, SMU

5...... HASSAN JONES (120), WR, Florida State

6...... THOMAS ROOKS (147), RB, Illinois

7...... CARL HILTON (179), TE, Houston

8...... GARY SCHIPPANG (206), T, West Chester State

9...... MIKE SLATON (232), DB, South Dakota

10...... JOE CORMIER (259), TE/WR, USC

11...... JOHN ARMSTRONG (286), WR, Richmond

12...... JESSE SOLOMON (318), LB, Florida State

1987

1...... D.J. DOZIER (14), RB, Penn State, Choice from Miami for 1st and 5th choices in 1987.

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami.

2...... RAY BERRY (44), LB, Baylor

3...... HENRY THOMAS (72), NT, LSU

4...... REGGIE RUTLAND (100), S, Georgia Tech

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami.

6...... GREG RICHARDSON (156), WR/KR, Alabama

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Seattle for John Harris.

8...... RICK FENNEY (211), RB, Washington

9...... LEONARD JONES (239), S, Texas Tech

10...... ROBERT RILEY (267), T Indiana

11...... BRENT PEASE (295), QB, Montana

12...... KEITH WILLIAMS (323), DT, Florida

1988

1...... RANDALL McDANIEL (19), G, Arizona St.

2...... NO CHOICE, to Denver for Denver’s 2nd, 4th, and 6th choices in 1988.

2...... BRAD EDWARDS (54), S, South Carolina, Choice from Denver.

3...... AL NOGA (71), DT, Hawaii

4...... NO CHOICE, to New England along with 11th choice in Rich Gannon trade.

4...... TODD KALIS (108), G, Arizona State, Choice from Denver.

5...... DARRELL FULLINGTON (124), S, Miami

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami.

6...... DERRICK WHITE (164), CB, Oklahoma, Choice from Denver.

7...... BRAD BECKMAN (183), TE, Nebraska-Omaha

8...... JOE CAIN (210), LB, Oregon Tech

9...... PAUL McGOWAN (237), LB, Florida State

10...... BRIAN HABIB (264), DT, Washington

11...... NORMAN FLOYD (296), S, South Carolina, Choice from New England for 9th rounder in 1989.

11...... NO CHOICE, traded to New England in Rich Gannon trade.

12...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Giants.

1989

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Mike Merriweather.

2...... DAVID BRAXTON (52), LB, Wake Forest

3...... JOHN HUNTER (80), T, BYU

4...... DARRYL INGRAM (108), TE, California

5...... Exercised in 1988 Supplemental Draft for Ryan Bethea, WR, South Carolina.

6...... JEFF MICKEL (163), T, E. Washington

7...... BENJI ROLAND (191), NT, Auburn

8...... ALEX STEWART (219), DE, Cal. State- Fullerton

9...... NO CHOICE, traded to New England for 11th choice in 1988.

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami.

11...... BRAD BAXTER (303), RB, Alabama State

12...... (A) SHAWN WOODSON (331), LB, James Madison

12...... (B) EVERETT ROSS (335), WR/KR, Ohio State, Choice from LA Raiders for 11th choice in 1990.

1990

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

3...... (A) MIKE JONES (54), TE, Texas A&M, Choice from Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

3...... (B) MARION HOBBY (74), DE, Tennessee

4...... ALONZO HAMPTON (104), CB, Pittsburgh

5...... (A) REGGIE THORNTON (116), WR, Bowling Green, Choice from San Diego through Dallas in\

..... Herschel Walker trade.

5...... (B) CEDRIC SMITH (131), RB Florida

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

7...... JOHN LEVELIS (188), LB, C.W. Post

8...... CRAIG SCHLICHTING (214), DE, Wyoming

9...... TERRY ALLEN (241), RB, Clemson

10...... (A) PAT NEWMAN (249), WR, Utah State, Choice from Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

10...... (B) DONALD SMITH (271), CB, Liberty

11...... NO CHOICE, traded to LA Raiders for 12th choice in 1989.

12...... RON GOETZ (324), LB, Minnesota

1991

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

3...... (A) CARLOS JENKINS (65), LB, Michigan State

3...... (B) JAKE REED (68), WR, Grambling, Choice from Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

4...... RANDY BALDWIN (92), RB, Mississippi

5...... CHRIS THOME (119), C/G, Minnesota

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to L.A. Raiders.

6...... TODD SCOTT (163), S, SW Louisiana, Choice from LA Raiders.

7...... (A) SCOTT REAGAN (179), DT, Humboldt

7...... (B) TRIPP WELBORNE (180), S, Michigan, Choice from LA Raiders.

8...... REGGIE JOHNSON (206), DE, Arizona

9...... GERALD HUDSON (232), RB, Oklahoma State

10...... BRADY PIERCE (259), T, Wisconsin

11...... IVAN CAESAR (286), LB, Boston College

12...... DARREN HUGHES (313), WR, Carson-Newman

1992

1...... NO CHOICE, to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

2...... ROBERT HARRIS (39), DE, Southern. Choice from Seattle in Keith Millard trade.

2...... NO CHOICE, to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

3...... NO CHOICE, to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

4...... ROY BARKER (98), DT, North Carolina

5...... ED McDANIEL (125), LB, Clemson

6...... MIKE GADDIS (152), RB, Oklahoma

7...... DAVID WILSON (183), S, California

8...... LUKE FISHER (210), TE, East Carolina

9...... (A) BRAD JOHNSON (227), QB, Florida State, Choice from Tampa Bay in Jimmy Williams trade.

9...... (B) RONNIE WEST (237), WR, Pittsburg State

10...... BRAD CULPEPPER (264), DT, Florida

11...... CHARLES EVANS (295), RB, Clark

12...... JOE RANDOLPH (322), WR, Elon

1993

1...... ROBERT SMITH (21), RB, Ohio State

2...... QADRY ISMAIL (52), WR, Syracuse

3...... (A) JOHN GERAK (57), G, Penn State, Choice from Seattle in Keith Millard trade.

3...... (B) GILBERT BROWN (79), DT, Kansas

4...... ASHLEY SHEPPARD (106), LB, Clemson

5...... EVERETT LINDSAY (133), T, Mississippi

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Washington for George Hinkle and Joe Johnson.

7...... GINO TORRETTA (192), QB, Miami

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Francisco for Keith Henderson.

1994

1...... (A) DEWAYNE WASHINGTON (18), CB, North Carolina State. Choice from Denver in G. Zimmerman trade.

1...... (B) TODD STEUSSIE (19), T, California

2...... (A) DAVID PALMER (40), WR/RB, Alabama. Choice from Atlanta in Chris Doleman trade.

2...... NO CHOICE. Compensation choice to Atlanta in Chris Doleman trade.

2...... NO CHOICE. To LA Raiders for 2nd and 4th choices in 1994.

2...... (B) FERNANDO SMITH (55), DE, Jackson State. Choice from L.A. Raiders in exchange of draft picks.

3...... NO CHOICE. To Pittsburgh in Adrian Cooper trade.

4...... NO CHOICE. To Houston in Warren Moon trade.

4...... MIKE WELLS (125), DT, Iowa. Choice from LA Raiders in exchange of draft picks.

5...... SHELLY HAMMONDS (134), CB, Penn State. Choice from Washington in Rich Gannon trade.

5...... NO CHOICE. To Kansas City in Barry Word trade.

6...... ANDREW JORDAN (179), TE, Western Carolina. Choice from Denver in Gary Zimmerman trade.

6...... NO CHOICE. To Pittsburgh in Adrian Cooper trade.

7...... PETE BERCICH (211), LB, Notre Dame

1995

1...... (A) DERRICK ALEXANDER (11), DE, Florida State. Choice from Denver through Atlanta in

..... Chris Doleman trade.

1...... (B) KOREY STRINGER (24), T, Ohio State

2...... (A) ORLANDO THOMAS (42), S, SW Louisiana. Choice from Denver in G. Zimmerman trade.

2...... (B) COREY FULLER (55), CB, Florida State

3...... NO CHOICE. To Houston in Warren Moon trade.

4...... CHAD MAY (121), QB, Kansas State. Choice from Denver for 4th and 6th choices in 1995.

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to Denver.

5...... JAMES STEWART (157), RB, Miami

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Denver.

6...... JOHN SOLOMON (196), LB, Sam Houston State. Choice from NY Giants in Vencie Glenn trade.

7...... (A) JOSE WHITE (232), DT, Howard

7...... (B) JASON FISK (243), DT, Stanford. Compensatory Selection.

1996

1...... DUANE CLEMONS (16), LB, California

2...... JAMES MANLEY (45), DT, Vanderbilt

3...... MOE WILLIAMS (75), RB, Kentucky

4...... HUNTER GOODWIN (97), TE, Texas A&M. Choice from Arizona in exchange of draft picks.

4...... NO CHOICE. Traded to Arizona in exchange of draft picks.

5...... SEAN BOYD (137), S, North Carolina. Choice from NY Giants in Vencie Glenn trade.

5...... NO CHOICE. Traded to Arizona in exchange of draft picks.

6...... NO CHOICE. Traded to NY Giants in Vencie Glenn trade.

7...... JON MERRILL (223), OL, Duke.

1997

1...... DWAYNE RUDD (20), LB, Alabama

2...... TORRIAN GRAY (49), S, Virginia Tech

3...... STALIN COLINET (78), DE, Boston College

4...... ANTONIO BANKS (113), CB, Virginia Tech

5...... TONY WILLIAMS (151), DT, Memphis

6...... ROBERT TATE (183), WR, Cincinnati

7...... (A) ARTIE ULMER (220), LB, Valdosta State

7...... (B) MATTHEW HATCHETTE (235), WR, Langston. Compensatory Selection.

1998

1...... RANDY MOSS (21), WR, Marshall

2...... KAILEE WONG (51), LB, Stanford

3...... RAMOS McDONALD (80), DB, New Mexico

4...... KIVUUSAMA MAYS (110), LB, North Carolina

5...... KERRY COOKS (144), SS, Iowa

6...... MATT BIRK (173), OT, Harvard

7...... (A) CHESTER BURNETT (208), LB, Arizona

7...... (B) TONY DARDEN (225), CB, Texas Tech, Compensatory Selection.

1999

1. ..... (A) DAUNTE CULPEPPER (11), QB, Central Florida. Choice from Washington in Brad Johnson trade.

1. .... (B) DIMITRIUS UNDERWOOD (29), DE, Michigan St.

2. ..... JIM KLEINSASSER (44), TE, North Dakota. Choice from Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for Jimmy Hitchcock in 1998.

4. ..... (A) KENNY WRIGHT (120), DB, Northwestern St. Choice from Miami for Hunter Goodwin.

4. ..... (B) JAY HUMPHREY (125), T, Texas.

5. ..... CHRIS JONES (169), LB, Clemson. Compensatory Selection.

6. ..... (A) TALANCE SAWYER (185), DL, UNLV. Choice from Tampa Bay through Baltimore for Everett Lindsay.

6. ..... (B) ANTICO DALTON (199), LB, Hampton.

7. ..... NOEL SCARLETT (236), DL, Langston.

2000

1. ..... CHRIS HOVAN (26), DT, Boston College.

2. ..... (A) FRED ROBBINS (55), DT, Wake Forest. Choice from Washington in Brad Johnson trade.

2. ..... (B) MICHAEL BOIREAU (56), DE, Miami (Fla.).

3. ..... DOUG CHAPMAN (88), RB, Marshall.

4. ..... (A) ANTONIO WILSON (106), LB, Texas A&M-Commerce. Choice from Baltimore for Everett Lindsay.

4. ..... (B) TYRONE CARTER (118), DB, Minnesota.

5. ..... TROY WALTERS (165), WR, Stanford.

7. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Cleveland with Stalin Colinet for Jerry Ball in 1999.

7. ..... (B) MIKE MALANO (240), C, San Diego State. Compensatory Selection.

7. ..... (C) GILES COLE (244), TE, Texas A&M- Kingsville. Compensatory Selection.

7. ..... (D) LEWIS KELLY (248), OL, South Carolina State. Compensatory Selection.

2001

1. ..... MICHAEL BENNETT (27), RB, Wisconsin

2. ..... WILLIE HOWARD (57), DT, Stanford

3. ..... ERIC KELLY (69), CB, Kentucky. Choice from New England in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (B) SHAWN WORTHEN (130), DT, TCU.

4. ..... (C) CEDRIC JAMES (131), WR, TCU.

5. ..... PATRICK CHUKWURAH (157), LB, Wyoming

6. ..... CAREY SCOTT (189), CB, Kentucky State

7. ..... BRIAN CRAWFORD (225), T, Western Oregon

2002

1. ..... BRYANT McKINNIE (7), T, Miami (Fla.)

2. ..... RAONALL SMITH (38), LB, Washington State

3. ..... WILLIE OFFORD (70), DB, South Carolina

4. ..... (A) BRIAN WILLIAMS (105), DB, North Carolina State

4. ..... (B) ED TA’AMU (132), G, Utah

6. ..... NICK ROGERS (177), LB, Georgia Tech

7. ..... CHAD BEASLEY (218), DT, Virginia Tech

2003

1. ..... KEVIN WILLIAMS (9), DT, Oklahoma State

2. ..... E.J. HENDERSON (40), LB, Maryland

3. ..... NATE BURLESON (71), WR, Nevada-Reno

4. ..... ONTERRIO SMITH (105), RB, Oregon

6. ..... (A) EDDIE JOHNSON (180), P, Idaho State

6. ..... (B) MICHAEL NATTIEL (190), LB, Florida. Choice from New Orleans for Todd Bouman.

7. ..... KEENAN HOWRY (221), WR, Oregon

2004

1. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Miami in exchange of draft picks.

1. ..... KENECHI UDEZE (20), DE, USC. Choice from Miami in exchange of draft picks.

2. ..... DONTARRIOUS THOMAS (48), LB, Auburn

3. ..... DARRION SCOTT (88), DE, Ohio State. Choice from Baltimore in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (A) NAT DORSEY (115), T, Georgia Tech

4. ..... (B) MEWELDE MOORE (119), RB, Tulane. Choice from Miami in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... ROD DAVIS (155), LB, Southern Mississippi

6. ..... DEANDRE’ EILAND (184), DB, South Carolina

7. ..... JEFF DUGAN (220), TE, Maryland

2005

1. ..... (A) TROY WILLIAMSON (7), WR, South Carolina. Choice from Oakland in Randy Moss trade.

1. ..... (B) ERASMUS JAMES (18), DE, Wisconsin.

2. ..... MARCUS JOHNSON (49), G, Mississippi

3. ..... DUSTIN FOX (80), S, Ohio State.

4. ..... CIATRICK FASON (112), RB, Florida. Choice from Washington in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Washington in exchange of draft picks.

6. ..... C.J. MOSLEY (191), DT, Missouri.

7. ..... ADRIAN WARD (219), CB, Texas-El Paso. Choice from Oakland in Randy Moss trade.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to NY Jets in Sam Cowart trade.

2006

1. ..... CHAD GREENWAY (17), LB, Iowa.

2. ..... (A) CEDRIC GRIFFIN (48), CB, Texas.

2. ..... (B) RYAN COOK (51), C, New Mexico.

2. ..... (C) TARVARIS JACKSON (64), QB, Alabama State. Choice from Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (A) Traded to Philadelphia for pick 4b and Artis Hicks.

4. ..... (B) RAY EDWARDS (127), DE, Purdue. Choice from Philadelphia in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... GREG BLUE (143), S, Georgia.

6. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Philadelphia for Artis Hicks.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to San Diego for Toniu Fonoti.

2007

1. ..... ADRIAN PETERSON (7), RB, Oklahoma.

2. ..... SIDNEY RICE (44), WR, South Carolina.

3. ..... MARCUS McCAULEY (72), CB, Fresno State.

4. ..... BRIAN ROBISON (102), DE, Texas. Choice from Tampa Bay in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... AUNDRAE ALLISON (146), WR, East Carolina.

6. ..... RUFUS ALEXANDER (176), LB, Oklahoma.

7. ..... (A) TYLER THIGPEN (217), QB, Coastal Carolina.

7. ..... (B) CHANDLER WILLIAMS (233), WR, Florida International. Choice from Denver in exchange of picks.

2008

1. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for DE Jared Allen.

2. ..... TYRELL JOHNSON (43), S, Arkansas State.

3. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for DE Jared Allen.

3. ..... (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for DE Jared Allen.

4. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Philadelphia in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... (A) JOHN DAVID BOOTY (137), QB, Southern California. Choice from Green Bay in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... (B) LETROY GUION (152), DT, Florida State. Choice from Philadelphia in exchange of draft picks.

6. ..... (A) JOHN SULLIVAN (187), C, Notre Dame. Choice from Kansas City in exchange of drat picks.

6. ..... (B) JAYMAR JOHNSON (193), WR, Jackson State. Choice from Jacksonville in Troy Williamson trade.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Green Bay in exchange of draft picks.

2009

1. ..... PERCY HARVIN (22), WR, Florida.

2. ..... PHIL LOADHOLT (54), OT, Oklahoma.

3. ..... ASHER ALLEN (86), CB, Georgia.

4. ..... NO CHOICE

5. ..... JASPER BRINKLEY (150), LB, South Carolina.

6. ..... NO CHOICE

7. ..... JAMARCA SANFORD (231), FS, Mississippi.

2010

1. ..... NO CHOICE

2. ..... CHRIS COOK (34), CB, Virginia

2. ..... TOBY GERHART (51), RB, Stanford

3. ..... NO CHOICE

4. ..... EVERSON GRIFFEN (100), DE, Southern Cal

5. ..... CHRIS DEGEARE (161), OT, Wake Forrest

5. ..... NATE TRIPLETT (167), LB, Minnesota

6. ..... JOE WEBB (199), QB, UAB

7. ..... MICKEY SHULER (214), TE, Penn State

7. ..... RYAN D'IMPERIO (237), LB, Rutgers

2011

1. ..... CHRISTIAN PONDER (12), QB, Florida State

2. ..... KYLE RUDOLPH (43), TE, Notre Dame

3. ..... NO CHOICE

4. ..... CHRISTIAN BALLARD (106), DL, Iowa

5. ..... BRANDON BURTON (139), CB, Utah

6. ..... DEMARCUS LOVE (168), OL, Arkansas

6. ..... MISTRAL RAYMOND (170), DB, South Flordia

6. ..... BRANDON FUSCO (172), OL, Slippery Rock

6. ..... ROSS HOMAN (200), LB, Ohio State

7. ..... D'AUNDRE REED (215), DL, Arizona

7. ..... STEPHEN BURTON (236), WR, West Texas A&M

2012

1. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Cleveland in exchange of draft picks.

1. ..... (B) MATT KALIL (4), T, USC. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

1. ..... (C) HARRISON SMITH (29), S, Notre Dame. Choice from Baltimore for 2 and 4A.

2. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Baltimore for 1C

3. ..... JOSH ROBINSON (66), CB, Central Florida

4. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Baltimore for 1C

4. ..... (B) JARIUS WRIGHT (118), WR, Arkansas. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

4. ..... (C) RHETT ELLISON (128), TE, USC. Compensatory Selection.

4. ..... (D) GREG CHILDS, (134), WR, Arkansas. Compensatory Selection.

5. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Detroit for 7C and 4th in ‘13

5...... (B) ROBERT BLANTON (139), DB, Notre Dame. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

6. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Washington for D. McNabb

6. ..... (B) BLAIR WALSH (175), K, Georgia. Choice from Cleveland in the Jayme Mitchell trade.

7. ..... (A) AUDIE COLE (210), LB, NC State

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Tennessee for 6th in ‘13. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

7. ..... (C) TREVOR GUYTON (219), DL, California. Choice from Detroit for 5A.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Detroit for 5A and 4th in ‘13. Choice from New England in the Randy Moss trade.

2013 (Drafted 23rd)
1. (A) SHARRIF FLOYD (23), DT, Florida.
1. (B) XAVIER RHODES (25), CB, Florida State
1. (C) CORDARRELLE PATTERSON (29), WR, Tennessee. Choice from New England for 2, 3, 4a, 7c.
2. NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C.
3. NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C.
4. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C.
4. (B) GERALD HODGES (120), LB, Penn State.
5. JEFF LOCKE (155), P, UCLA.
6. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Tampa Bay for 6B, 7D
6. (B) JEFF BACA (196), G, UCLA. Choice from Tampa Bay for 6A.
7. (A) MICHAEL MAUTI (213), LB, Penn State.
7. (B) TRAVIS BOND (214), G, North Carolina. Choice from Seattle for Percy Harvin.
7. (C) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C. Choice from Tennessee for 7B in 2012.
7. (D) EVERETT DAWKINS (229), DT, Florida State.

2014 (Drafted 8th)
1. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Clevlenad for 1B and 5A.
1. (B) ANTHONY BARR (9), LB, UCLA. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.
1. (C) TEDDY BRIDGEWATER (32), QB, Louisville. Choice from Seattle for 2 and 4.
2. NO CHOICE. Traded to Seattle for 1C.
3. (A) SCOTT CRICHTON (72), DE, Oregon State.
3. (B) JERICK McKINNON (96), RB, Georgia Southern. Choice from Seattle for Percy Harvin.
4. NO CHOICE. Traded to Seattle for 1C.
5. (A) DAVID YANKEY (145), G, Stanford. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.
5. (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Carolina for 5C and 7C.
5. (C) NO CHOICE. Traded to Atlanta for 6A and 7A.
6. (A) ANTONE EXUM (182), S, Virginia Tech. Choice from Atlanta for 5C.
6. (B) KENDALL JAMES (184), CB, Maine.
7. (A) SHAMAR STEPHEN (220), DT, Connecticut. Choice from Atlanta for 5C.
7. (B) BRANDON WATTS (223), LB, Georgia Tech.
7. (C) JABARI PRICE (225), CB, North Carolina. Choice from Carolina for 5B.

2015 (Drafted alternately 11th, 13th, 12th)
1. TRAE WAYNES (11), CB, Michigan State.
2. ERIC KENDRICKS (45), LB, UCLA.
3. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for 3b and 6c.
3. (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Detroit for 3c and 5b.
3. (C) DANIELLE HUNTER (88), DE, LSU. Choice from Detroit for 3b.
4. T.J. CLEMMINGS (110), DE, Pittsburgh.
5. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Atlanta for 5c and 6a. Choice from Buffalo via Tampa Bay for Matt Cassel trade.
5. (B) MyCOLE PRUITT (143), TE, Southern Illinois. Choice from Detroit for 3b.
5. (C) STEFON DIGGS (146), WR, Maryland. Choice from Atlanta for 5a.
5. (D) NO CHOICE. Traded to Miami for Mike Wallace and 7b.
6. (A) TYRUS THOMPSON (185), T, Oklahoma. Choice from Atlanta for 5a.
6. (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Buffalo for 5a and Matt Cassel.
6. (C) B.J. DUBOSE (193), DE, Louisville. Choice from Kansas City for 3a.
7. (A) Austin Shepherd (228), T, Alabama.
7. (B) Edmond Robinson (232), LB, Newberry. Choice from Miami for Mike Wallace trade.

2016 (Drafted 23rd)
1. LAQUON TREADWELL (23), WR, Mississippi.
2. MACKENSIE ALEXANDER (54), CB, Clemson.
3. NO CHOICE, Traded to Miami for 6b, 3rd and 4th (Conditional) in 2017.
4. WILLIE BEAVERS (121), T, Western Michigan.
5. KENTRELL BROTHERS (160), LB, Missouri (160).
6. (A) MORTIZ BÖHRINGER (180), WR, No College. Choice from San Francisco for Gerald Hodges.
6. (B) NO CHOICE, Traded to Miami for 6d (196) and
7a (227). Choice from Miami for 3rd.
6. (C) DAVID MORGAN (188), TE, Texas-San Antonio. Choice from Philadelphia for 6d and 7b.
6. (D) NO CHOICE, Traded to Philadelphia for 6c (196). Choice from Miami for 6b.
7. (A) STEPHEN WEATHERLY (227), LB, Vanderbilt. Choice from Miami for 6b.
7. (B) NO CHOICE, Traded to Philadelphia for 6c.
7. (C) JAYRON KEARSE (244), S, Clemson.

Opening Day Results

View how the Vikings have done in the first game of each season.

DATE OPPONENT (ATTENDANCE) RESULT HEAD COACH STARTING QB
9/17/1961 vs. Chicago (32,236) W, 37-13 Norm Van Brocklin George Shaw
9/16/1962 at Green Bay (38,669) L, 7-34 Norm Van Brocklin Fran Tarkenton
9/15/1963 at San Francisco (30,781) W, 24-20 Norm Van Brocklin Fran Tarkenton
9/13/1964 vs. Baltimore Colts (35,563) W, 34-24 Norm Van Brocklin Fran Tarkenton
9/19/1965 at Baltimore Colts (56,562) L, 16-35 Norm Van Brocklin Fran Tarkenton
9/11/1966 at San Francisco (29,312) T, 20-20 Norm Van Brocklin Fran Tarkenton
9/17/1967 vs. San Francisco (39,638) L, 21-27 Bud Grant Ron VanderKelen
9/14/1968 vs. Atlanta (45,563) W, 47-7 Bud Grant Joe Kapp
9/21/1969 at NY Giants (62,900) L, 23-24 Bud Grant Gary Cuozzo
9/20/1970 vs. Kansas City (47,900) W, 27-10 Bud Grant Gary Cuozzo
9/20/1971 at Detroit (54,418) W, 16-13 Bud Grant Gary Cuozzo
9/18/1972 vs. Washington (47,900) L, 21-24 Bud Grant Fran Tarkenton
9/16/1973 vs. Oakland (46,619) W, 24-16 Bud Grant Fran Tarkenton
9/15/1974 at Green Bay (56,312) W, 32-17 Bud Grant Fran Tarkenton
9/21/1975 vs. San Francisco (48,418) W, 27-17 Bud Grant Fran Tarkenton
9/12/1976 at New Orleans (58,156) W, 40-9 Bud Grant Fran Tarkenton
9/18/1977 vs. Dallas (47,678) L, 10-16 (OT) Bud Grant Fran Tarkenton
9/3/1978 at New Orleans (54,187) L, 24-31 Bud Grant Fran Tarkenton
9/2/1979 vs. San Francisco (46,539) W, 28-22 Bud Grant Tommy Kramer
9/7/1980 vs. Atlanta (44,733) W, 24-23 Bud Grant Tommy Kramer
9/5/1981 at Tampa Bay (66,287) L, 13-21 Bud Grant Steve Dils
9/12/1982 vs. Tampa Bay (58,440) W, 17-10 Bud Grant Tommy Kramer
9/4/1983 at Cleveland (70,087) W, 27-21 Bud Grant Tommy Kramer
9/2/1984 vs. San Diego (57,276) L, 13-42 Les Steckel Tommy Kramer
9/8/1985 vs. San Francisco (57,375) W, 28-21 Bud Grant Tommy Kramer
9/7/1986 vs. Detroit (54,851) L, 10-13 Jerry Burns Tommy Kramer
9/13/1987 vs. Detroit (57,061) W, 34-19 Jerry Burns Wade Wilson
9/4/1988 at Buffalo (76,783) L, 10-13 Jerry Burns Wade Wilson
9/10/1989 vs. Houston (54,015) W, 38-7 Jerry Burns Wade Wilson
9/9/1990 at Kansas City (68,363) L, 21-24 Jerry Burns Wade Wilson
9/1/1991 at Chicago (64,112) L, 6-10 Jerry Burns Wade Wilson
9/6/1992 at Green Bay (58,617) W, 23-20 (OT) Dennis Green Rich Gannon
9/5/1993 at LA Raiders (44,120) L, 7-24 Dennis Green Jim McMahon
9/4/1994 at Green Bay (59,487) L, 10-16 Dennis Green Warren Moon
9/3/1995 at Chicago (63,036) L, 14-31 Dennis Green Warren Moon
9/1/1996 vs. Detroit (52,972) W, 17-13 Dennis Green Warren Moon
8/31/1997 at Buffalo (79,139) W, 34-13 Dennis Green Brad Johnson
9/6/1998 vs. Tampa Bay (62,538) W, 31-7 Dennis Green Brad Johnson
9/12/1999 at Atlanta (69,555) W, 17-14 Dennis Green Randall Cunningham
9/3/2000 vs. Chicago (64,104) W, 30-27 Dennis Green Daunte Culpepper
9/9/2001 vs. Carolina (64,108) L, 13-24 Dennis Green Daunte Culpepper
9/8/2002 at Chicago (63,226) * L, 23-27 Mike Tice Daunte Culpepper
9/7/2003 at Green Bay (70,505) W, 30-25 Mike Tice Daunte Culpepper
9/12/2004 vs. Dallas (64,105) W, 35-17 Mike Tice Daunte Culpepper
9/11/2005 vs. Tampa Bay (63,939) L, 13-24 Mike Tice Daunte Culpepper
9/11/2006 at Washington (90,608) W, 19-16 Brad Childress Brad Johnson
9/9/2007 vs. Atlanta (62,815) W, 24-3 Brad Childress Tarvaris Jackson
9/8/2008 at Green Bay (71,004) L, 19-24 Brad Childress Tarvaris Jackson
9/13/2009 at Cleveland (70,560) W, 34-20 Brad Childress Brett Favre
9/9/2010 at New Orleans (70,051) L, 14-9 Brad Childress Brett Favre
9/11/2011 at San Diego (66,716) L 24-17 Leslie Frazier Donovan McNabb
9/9/2012 vs. Jacksonville (56,607) W 26-23 (OT) Leslie Frazier Christian Ponder
9/8/2013 at Detroit (62,461) L, 34-24 Leslie Frazier Christian Ponder
9/7/2014 at St. Louis (55,919) W, 34-6 Mike Zimmer Matt Cassel
9/14/2015 at San Francisco L, 20-3 Mike Zimmer Teddy Bridgewater
Yearly NFL Team Ranks

View how the Vikings have ranked in total yards, rushing yards, and passing yards over the years, both on offense and on defense.

Offense
Year Total Rush Pass
1961 12 7 13
1962 12 6 11
1963 11 4 12
1964 6 2 11
1965 4 2 8
1966 4 3 7
1967 14 9 14
1968 14 6 15
1969 10 4 12
1970 19 14 14
1971 23 17 25
1972 12 20 3
1973 7 6 14
1974 3 15 2
1975 5t 10 3
1976 6 18 4
1977 14 21 6
1978 17 28 2
1979 19 23 12
1980 11 27 3
1981 6 28 2
1982 14 22 5
1983 20 20 13
1984 25 18 22
1985 16 27 7
1986 4 16 5
1987 15 11 20
1988 7 20 4
1989 14 7 17
1990 12 15 11
1991 10 4 21
1992 11 7 18
1993 17 21 14
1994 3 20 3
1995 4 16 5
1996 12 24 8
1997 8 6 14
1998 2 11 1
1999 3 14 5
2000 5 6 7
2001 12 25 7
2002 2 1 9
2003 1 4 4
2004 4 18 2
2005 25 27 20
2006 23 16 18
2007 13 1 28
2008 17 5 25
2009 5 13 8
2010 23 10 26
2011 18 4 28
2012 20 2 31
2013 13 8 23
2014 27 14 28
2015 29 4 31
Defense
Year Total Rush Pass
1961 14 14 13
1962 12 10 11
1963 9 7 10
1964 10 5 13
1965 7 9 6
1966 6 7 2
1967 6 15 3
1968 5 11 3
1969 1 2 1
1970 1 5 1
1971 2 6 3
1972 5 16 1
1973 12 11 12
1974 10 5 18
1975 1 1 1
1976 6 17 1
1977 11 21 3
1978 14 10 19
1979 18 26 11
1980 26 25 24
1981 17t 15 18
1982 19 14 19
1983 19 25 6
1984 28 27 26
1985 16 22 15
1986 11 13 13
1987 10 11 16
1988 1 5 2
1989 1 11 1
1990 13 21 3
1991 14 20 13
1992 8 14 7
1993 1 6 6
1994 5 1 21
1995 20 4 28
1996 16 24 9
1997 29 23 29
1998 13 11 19
1999 27 14 30
2000 28 15 28
2001 27 30 18
2002 26 10 29
2003 23 17 26
2004 28 21 29
2005 21 19 22
2006 8 1 31T
2007 20 1 32
2008 6 1 18
2009 6 2 19
2010 8 9 10
2011 21 11 26
2012 16 11 24
2013 31 16 31
2014 14 25 7
2015 13 17 12
Attendance Records

View various Vikings attendance-related records and statistics.

Largest Crowds

HOME
Regular Season
83,518 vs. Pittsburgh, 9/23/13 (Game played in London at Wembley Stadium)
64,482 vs. Green Bay, 11/2/03
64,471 vs. Green Bay, 11/22/98

Postseason
64,060 vs. Atlanta, 1/17/99
64,056 vs. Dallas, 1/9/00

Preseason
63,845 vs. Tennessee, 8/23/02
63,804 vs. Indianapolis, 8/24/01

AWAY
Regular Season
90,608 vs. Washington, 9/11/06
85,360 vs. Dallas, 11/3/13

Postseason
103,438 vs. Oakland
(Super Bowl XI in Pasadena), 1/9/77

Preseason
84,236 vs. Atlanta (at Cleveland), 9/2/67

Smallest Crowds

HOME
Regular Season
13,911 vs. Green Bay, 10/4/87 (Metrodome)
26,728 vs. LA Rams, 11/25/62

Postseason
44,626 vs. St. Louis, 12/21/74
57,353 vs. Washington, 1/2/93 (Metrodome)

Preseason
27,982 vs. LA Rams, 9/10/61
34,367 vs. San Diego, 8/3/96 (Metrodome)

AWAY
Regular Season
12,992 vs. Dallas 9/24/61
14,167 vs. Atlanta, 12/15/85

Postseason
22,961 vs. Dallas (at Miami), 1/5/69
54,593 vs. Washington, 1/15/83

Preseason
4,954 vs. Dallas (at Sioux Falls), 8/5/61

Year-By-Year Attendance Figures

Note: the number in parenthesis after the various numbers represents the number of games played at home, away, etc.

Year Home Average Away Pre-Season Post-Season Total
1961 242,102 (7) 34,586 271,056 (7) 82,683 (5) ——— 595,841
1962 226,535 (7) 32,362 267,674 (7) 103,588 (5) ——— 597,797
1963 230,843 (7) 32,978 303,946 (7) 140,321 (5) ——— 675,110
1964 274,026 (7) 39,147 341,973 (7) 110,438 (5) ——— 726,437
1965 321,119 (7) 45,874 352,378 (7) 158,541 (5) ——— 832,038
1966 315,837 (7) 45,120 331,515 (7) 241,728 (5) ——— 889,080
1967 304,901 (7) 43,557 331,903 (7) 224,182 (5) ——— 860,986
1968 328,072 (7) 46,867 359,484 (7) 155,591 (5) 83,199 926,346
1969 342,570 (7) 48,939 397,616 (7) 225,513 (6) 176,362 1,142,061
1970 335,300 (7) 47,900 360,221 (7) 285,659 (6) 46,050 1,027,230
1971 344,720 (7) 49,246 431,452 (7) 266,156 (6) 49,100 1,091,428
1972 344,720 (7) 49,245 407,582 (7) 281,687 (5) ——— 1,033,989
1973 337,637 (7) 48,234 406,216 (7) 265,436 (5) 174,823 1,184,112
1974 337,523 (7) 48,217 436,717 (7) 227,435 (5) 173,027 1,174,702
1975 339,089 (7) 48,441 443,906 (7) 263,206 (6) 46,425 1,092,626
1976 325,745 (7) 46,535 404,705 (7) 259,551 (6) 197,850 1,187,851
1977 323,571 (7) 46,224 421,116 (7) 278,422 (6) 124,506 1,147,615
1978 353,497 (8) 44,187 472,664 (8) 178,682 (4) 69,631 1,074,474
1979 359,781 (8) 44,973 464,373 (8) 195,286 (4) ——— 1,019,440
1980 367,259 (8) 45,907 428,831 (8) 168,436 (4) 68,434 1,032,960
1981 361,200 (8) 45,150 479,160 (8) 192,876 (4) ——— 1,033,236
1982 285,824 (5) 57,165 241,213 (4) 264,271 (5) 115,153 906,461
1983 466,264 (8) 58,283 468,406 (8) 202,745 (4) ——— 1,137,415
1984 444,399 (8) 55,534 456,682 (8) 193,303 (4) ——— 1,094,384
1985 453,701 (8) 56,713 394,985 (8) 223,951 (4) ——— 1,072,637
1986 463,555 (8) 57,944 396,168 (8) 221,757 (4) ——— 1,081,480
1987 403,095 (8) 50,387 306,445 (7) 225,608 (4) 185,886 1,121,034
1988 463,181 (8) 57,898 462,499 (8) 177,631 (4) 119,514 1,222,825
1989 463,496 (8) 57,936 493,423 (8) 208,695 (4) 64,585 1,230,199
1990 452,064 (8) 56,508 506,596 (8) 200,023 (4) ——— 1,158,683
1991 410,942 (8) 51,368 436,581 (8) 206,195 (4) ——— 1,053,718
1992 453,214 (8) 56,652 454,059 (8) 186,365 (4) 57,353 1,150,991
1993 458,424 (8) 57,303 440,870 (8) 284,074 (5) 75,089 1,258,457
1994 474,744 (8) 59,343 506,678 (8) 247,114 (5) 60,347 1,288,883
1995 451,800 (8) 56,475 462,368 (8) 188,830 (4)    ——— 1,102,998
1996 449,940 (8) 56,243 404,460 (8) 161,990 (4) 64,682 1,081,072
1997 464,834 (8) 58,104 513,269 (8) 172,755 (5) 142,728 1,351,690
1998 510,741 (8) 63,843 491,291 (8) 241,802 (4) 127,820 1,371,654
1999 513,051 (8) 64,131 570,672 (8) 275,001 (4) 130,250 1,488,974
2000 513,322 (8) 64,165 515,910 (8) 222,150 (4) 143,191 1,394,573
2001 513,344 (8) 64,186 532,346 (8) 234,482 (4)  ——— 1,280,172
2002 512,517 (8) 64,065 533,211 (8) 230,466 (4)  ——— 1,276,194
2003 513,437 (8) 64,180 503,860 (8) 239,888 (4)  ——— 1,257,185
2004 512,969 (8) 64,121 532,986 (8) 248,439 (4) 138,799 1,433,193
2005 511,960 (8) 64,031 511,828 (8) 267,980 (4) ——— 1,291,768
2006 509,743 (8) 63,718 565,622 (8) 244,647 (4) ——— 1,320,012
2007 506,046 (8) 63,256 559,085 (8) 268,178 (4) ——— 1,333,309
2008 506,136 (8) 63,267 517,640 (8) 256,001 (4) 61,746 1,341,523
2009 510,203 (8) 63,775 523,920 (8) 260,791 (4) 134,823 1,429,737
2010 470,009 (8) 58,751 559,788 (8) 237,411 (4) ——— 1,267,208
2011 502,529 (8) 62,816 540,056 (8) 259,690 (4) ——— 1,302,275
2012 485,802 (8) 60,725 533,900 (8) 253,799 (3) 71,548 1,345,049
2013 531,653 (8) 66,457 567,898 (8) 254,805 (4) ——— 1,420,813
2014 417,906 (8) 52,238 522,517 (8) 246,100 (4) ——— 1,186,523
2015 419,440 (8) 52,430 538,576 (8) 271,006 (5) 52,909 (1) 1,281,112
Total 22,736,332 (420)
54,134 24,680,296 (418)
12,183,360 (47)
2,955,011 (47)
62,554,999
Coaching History

Read a quick bio and recap of the various head coaches the Vikings have had throughout the team's history.

Norm Van Brocklin - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 18, 1961...The former quarterback had retired from the NFL following the 1960 season after 12 professional seasons with the Los Angeles Rams (1949-57) and Philadelphia Eagles (1958-60)...”The Dutchman” led the Eagles to the NFL crown in 1960 and was the League MVP...Set an NFL record with 554 passing yards in the 1951 season opener...Threw for 23,611 yards and 173 TDs in his NFL career and played in 10 Pro Bowls...Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971...Coached 84 games with the Vikings with a 29-51-4 record....Went on to coach the Atlanta Falcons from 1968-73...Born March 15, 1926, in Eagle Butte, SD...Died May 2, 1983...Attended the University of Oregon where he was an All-American.

Bud Grant - Named Vikings Head Coach on March 10, 1967...Came to Minnesota following a successful coaching career in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, leading the team to 4 Grey Cup championships and playing in the game 6 times...Coached the Vikings in 281 total games, retiring after the 1983 season only to be coaxed back to coach the team again in 1985 before retiring for good...Led Vikings to Super Bowl IV, VIII, IX and XI...Won 11 Central Division titles and made 12 appearances in the playoffs...Member of both the CFL and Pro Football Halls of Fame...Born May 20, 1927 in Superior, WI...Resides in Bloomington, MN...An avid outdoorsman who travels the world hunting and fishing.

Les Steckel - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 29, 1984...Coached the Vikings for the 1984 season, finishing 3-13...Served as an offensive assistant with the Vikings for 5 seasons prior to taking over head coaching duties...Came to Minnesota in 1979 after working on the San Francisco 49ers staff...Was the youngest Head Coach in the NFL in 1984 at age 38...Born July 1, 1946, in Whitehall, PA...Began his playing career at Kansas as a walk-on, playing 4 seasons for the Jayhawks as a running back...Worked for Senator Robert Kennedy’s campaign as a volunteer following his 1968 graduation...Joined the Marine Corps and served as an infantry Lieutenant, seeing combat in Vietnam...Left the service in 1972 and began his coaching career at Colorado, working with the Buffaloes from 1972-76, the US Naval Academy in 1977 and the 49ers in 1978.

Jerry Burns - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 7, 1986...Served as Vikings offensive coordinator from 1968-85, guiding the team to 4 Super Bowl berths and 11 Central Division titles...Served as Vikings Head Coach 6 seasons, 1986-91...Coached the team in 101 total games, going 52-43 in the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs...Led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game in 1987, earning upset wins at New Orleans and San Francisco along the way before falling to the Redskins 17-10 in Washington...Won the NFC Central in 1989...Coached in 6 Super Bowls, 4 as Vikings offensive coordinator and 2 as the Green Bay Packers’ defensive backs coach in Super Bowls I and II...Played QB for Michigan on the 1950 Rose Bowl team...Began his coaching career in 1951 at University of Hawaii...Head Coach at the University of Iowa from 1961-65...Born January 24, 1927...Resides in Eden Prairie, MN.

Dennis Green - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 10, 1992...Came to Minnesota after reviving the Stanford University football program, serving as Head Coach from 1989-91, the only Vikings Head Coach to come directly from the college ranks...Coached 171 total games in 10 seasons with the Vikings, leading the team to 4 Central Division titles and the NFC Championship game twice...Vikings made the playoffs 8 of Green’s 10 seasons and the 1998 club set the NFL single-season scoring record at 556 points, averaging 34.8 points per game...An advocate of community involvement, Green initiated Community Tuesdays, which had players active in the Twin Cities on their day off, a concept that spread to the entire National Football League...Born February 17, 1949 in Harrisburg, PA...Named NFL Coach of the Year in 1992 by the Washington Touchdown Club and in 1998 by Sports Illustrated and the Maxwell Club.

Mike Tice - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 10, 2002 after serving as the team’s coach for the final regular season game of the 2001 season...Became the 1st Vikings player to go on and serve as Head Coach...Enjoyed a 14-year NFL playing career as a TE, including 1992-93, ‘95 with the Vikings...Played in 177 career games with Seattle, Washington and Minnesota...Originally signed by Seattle as a rookie free agent QB in 1981...Born February 2, 1959, in Bayshore, NY...Began coaching career with Minnesota Vikings as TE coach in 1996...Coached offensive line from 1997-2001 and added title of Assistant Head Coach in 2001.

Brad Childress - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 6, 2006...Led Vikings to consecutive NFC North titles in 2008-09...Won first game with Vikings over Washington on Monday Night Football...Joined the Vikings after 7 seasons with Philadelphia, working from 2002-05 as the Eagles’ offensive coordinator...Helped guide Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX...Coached at University of Wisconsin from 1991-98...Got first taste of NFL coaching with Indianapolis Colts in 1985...Started coaching career at University of Illinois from 1978-84...Born June 27, 1956 and raised in Aurora, IL.

Leslie Frazier - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 3, 2011 after serving as Interim Head Coach for final 6 games of 2010 season, going 3-3...Currently 16-22 as Head Coach in the regular season...Made his 1st playoff appearance as a head coach in 2012 after going 10-6... Led the team to the biggest single-season turnaround in team history and finished tied for 3rd in Coach of the Year voting...Won 1st game as interim coach at Washington (11/28/10)...Spent 2007-10 as Vikings Defensive Coordinator... The 1st Vikings Head Coach to come from a defensive background...Played for Divison rival Chicago from 1981-86, starting at CB on Bears Super Bowl XX championship team...Joined Bears as a rookie free agent in 1981 from Alcorn State...Entered NFL as assistant coach with Philadelphia in 1999...Began coaching career in 1988 at tiny Trinity College in suburban Chicago, starting the football program from the ground up as the 1st coach in program history...Part of Super Bowl winner with Chicago as a player and Indianapolis as an assistant coach...Born 4/3/59 in Columbus, MS.

Mike Zimmer - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 15, 2014...Went 18-14, including an 11-5 record at TCF Bank Stadium, in his first two seasons as a head coach... A 22-year NFL coaching veteran, had served as a defensive coordinator for the previous 14 seasons for Cincinnati (2008-13), Atlanta (2007) and Dallas (2000-06)...Has been a part of 12 playoff teams in his NFL tenure and teams that have won 8 Division titles...Coached the Cowboys DBs when the team won Super Bowl XXX over Pittsburgh after the 1995 season...His Bengals defenses since 2008 ranked in the NFL’s top 10 in total defense 4 times, climbing to #3 in 2013...Had a top 7 defense 4 of the past 5 seasons with Cincinnati...Before moving to the NFL ranks, spent 15 seasons coaching at the collegiate level where he spent his final 5 seasons in the college ranks as defensive coordinator at Washington State from 1989-93...Was at Weber State from 1981-88 serving as defensive coordinator from 1983-88...Entered the coaching profession at Missouri where he served as an assistant from 1979-80...Played QB and then later LB at Illinois State...Has 3 children, son Adam and daughters Corri and Marki. Adam serves as the Vikings LBs coach. Wife, Vikki, passed in 2009...Born June 5, 1956 in Peoria, IL.

# Name Pos. Ht. Wt.Exp. College
44 Asiata, Matt RB 6-0 219 5 Utah
55 Barr, Anthony OLB 6-5 255 3 UCLA
64 Beavers, Willie OG 6-5 322 0 Western Michigan
61 Berger, Joe C 6-5 305 12 Michigan Tech
76 Boone, Alex OG 6-8 310 7 Ohio State
8 Bradford, Sam QB 6-4 224 7 Oklahoma
40 Brothers, Kentrell OLB 6-1 242 0 Missouri
68 Clemmings, T.J. OT 6-5 309 2 Pittsburgh
57 Cole, Audie MLB 6-5 248 5 North Carolina State
14 Diggs, Stefon WR 6-0 191 2 Maryland
62 Easton, Nick C 6-2 303 2 Harvard
85 Ellison, Rhett TE 6-5 250 5 USC
5 Forbath, Kai K 5-11 197 5 UCLA
15 Fruechte, Isaac WR 6-3 210 1 Minnesota
63 Fusco, Brandon G 6-4 306 6 Slippery Rock
52 Greenway, Chad OLB 6-3 237 11 Iowa
97 Griffen, Everson DE 6-3 273 7 USC
30 Ham, C.J. RB 5-11 235 0 Augustana (S.D.)
41 Harris, Anthony FS 6-1 192 2 Virginia
6 Heinicke, Taylor QB 6-1 210 2 Old Dominion
69 Hill, Rashod OT 6-6 309 0 Southern Mississippi
13 Hill, Shaun QB 6-3 230 15 Maryland
99 Hunter, Danielle DE 6-5 252 2 LSU
12 Johnson, Charles D. WR 6-2 217 4 Grand Valley State
69 Johnson, Toby DT 6-4 325 1 Georgia
98 Joseph, Linval DT 6-4 329 7 East Carolina
27 Kearse, Jayron SS 6-4 215 0 Clemson
54 Kendricks, Eric MLB 6-0 232 2 UCLA
67 Kerin, Zac OG 6-5 305 2 Toledo
59 Lamur, Emmanuel LB 6-4 245 5 Kansas State
48 Line, Zach FB 6-1 233 4 Southern Methodist
18 Locke, Jeff P 6-0 195 4 UCLA
47 McDermott, Kevin LS 6-5 240 4 UCLA
21 McKinnon, Jerick RB 5-9 205 3 Georgia Southern
89 Morgan, David TE 6-4 265 0 Texas-San Antonio
24 Munnerlyn, Captain CB 5-9 195 8 South Carolina
23 Newman, Terence CB 5-10 197 14 Kansas State
84 Patterson, Cordarrelle WR 6-2 220 4 Tennessee
28 Peterson, Adrian RB 6-1 220 10 Oklahoma
29 Rhodes, Xavier CB 6-1 218 4 Florida State
51 Robinson, Edmond OLB 6-3 245 2 Newberry
96 Robison, Brian DE 6-3 259 10 Texas
82 Rudolph, Kyle TE 6-6 265 6 Notre Dame
35 Sherels, Marcus CB 5-10 175 6 Minnesota
78 Sirles, Jeremiah OT 6-6 315 3 Nebraska
22 Smith, Harrison FS 6-2 214 5 Notre Dame
93 Stephen, Shamar DT 6-5 310 3 Connecticut
19 Thielen, Adam WR 6-2 200 3 Minnesota State
94 Trattou, Justin DE 6-4 258 5 Florida
11 Treadwell, Laquon WR 6-2 215 0 Mississippi
26 Waynes, Trae CB 6-0 190 2 Michigan State
91 Weatherly, Stephen DE 6-5 265 0 Vanderbilt
17 Wright, Jarius WR 5-10 191 5 Arkansas