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Phil Loadholt
T #71
Height:
6-8
Weight:
345
Age:
30
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Fountain, CO
Experience:
8
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 89 89
2014 MIN 11 11
2013 MIN 15 15
2012 MIN 16 16
2011 MIN 16 16
2010 MIN 16 16
2009 MIN 15 15

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BIOGRAPHY

2014 GP/GS              Career GP/GS             Playoffs GP/GS

     0/0                              89/89                           3/3

OFF THE FIELD Hosted football camp for youth in his hometown, Fountain, CO, in June 2013 and 2014 with a few teammates...Taught young anglers fishing skills during the 2012 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener at Lake Waconia...Visited troops at the US Army recruiting station in Bloomington, MN, during 2009 season...Earned degree in multidisciplinary studies from Oklahoma in December 2008…Born in Honolulu but went to high school in Colorado...The oldest of 2 children, his father was a career US Army Sgt. 1st Class...Younger sister played basketball at Garden City CC…Was the tallest starting football player in Sooners history...Wants to pursue a career in high school coaching when his NFL playing days are over...Enjoys fishing in his free time...Married to Shannon, has sons Cameron and Philip III.

2014 GP/GS              Career GP/GS             Playoffs GP/GS

     0/0                              89/89                           3/3

OFF THE FIELD Hosted football camp for youth in his hometown, Fountain, CO, in June 2013 and 2014 with a few teammates...Taught young anglers fishing skills during the 2012 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener at Lake Waconia...Visited troops at the US Army recruiting station in Bloomington, MN, during 2009 season...Earned degree in multidisciplinary studies from Oklahoma in December 2008…Born in Honolulu but went to high school in Colorado...The oldest of 2 children, his father was a career US Army Sgt. 1st Class...Younger sister played basketball at Garden City CC…Was the tallest starting football player in Sooners history...Wants to pursue a career in high school coaching when his NFL playing days are over...Enjoys fishing in his free time...Married to Shannon, has sons Cameron and Philip III.

HONORS 2009 PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team.

PRO Injured his Achilles tendon during the preseason and spent the 2015 campaign on the injured reserve…Part of Vikings line that returned intact for the 3rd consecutive season in 2014...Helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson to rush for 2,097 yards and NFL MVP honors in 2012...Has missed only 2 games in his opening 5 NFL seasons...In 4 of his 5 seasons he has aided Adrian Peterson in gaining over 1,000 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs...Joined fellow 2009 Vikings rookie Percy Harvin on the All-Rookie team...Became the 1st Vikings rookie OT to start at least 15 games in their 1st season since Korey Stringer in 1995...The 6th OT drafted in 2009 NFL, selected in the 2nd round (#54 overall).

2015 An Achilles tendon injury during the preseason forced the 7th year pro on season-ending injured reserve.

2014 A member of the offensive line that started its third-consecutive season together, started all 11 games he played in before being placed on injured reserve (11/26)...In the Vikings opening win over the St. Louis Rams, Loadholt anchored the right side of the offensive line that paved the way for Cordarrelle Patterson to run for 102 yards, the highest rushing output by a WR in team history...The Unit was one of five offensive lines that didn’t allow its opponents to record a sack in the opening week of the 2014 season...Paved the way for 3 different leading rushers in the first 4 games of the 2014 campaign...Suffered a season-ending pectoral injury against Green Bay (11/23).

2013 Lined up as the starting RT for the 5th straight season, opening 15 games...4th time in his career where he has helped Adrian Peterson go over 1,000 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs in a single-season...Paved the way for 3rd-string RB Matt Asiata to tie team record with 3 rushing TDs vs. Philadelphia (12/15) and have 1st career 100+ rushing day vs. Detroit (12/29)...Helped the Vikings put up a franchise-record 48 offensive points in the Metrodome vs. Philadelphia (12/15)...Vikings rushing attack ranked #8 in the NFL...Helped Vikings lead the NFL with 23 rushing TDs. 

2012 Part of Vikings line that started all 16 games and playoff contest as a unit...Helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson to notch the 2nd-best rushing season in NFL history with 2,097 yards en route to earning NFL MVP...Cleared path for Peterson to tie his own Vikings record with 10 games of 100+ yards and a pair of 200+ performances...Vikings rushing offense tied team record with 2,634 team rushing yards, an average of 164.6 per game...Helped Peterson rush for a pair of 82 yard TDs at St. Louis (12/16) and at Green Bay (12/2).

2011 Joined fellow OT Charlie Johnson as the only Vikings linemen to start all 16 games during the season...Helped Adrian Peterson break the 100-yard mark in 3 games during the season with Toby Gerhart and Joe Webb each breaking the 100-yard plateau once during the year...Helped pace the Vikings rushing offense to rank #4 in the NFL with an average of 144.9 yards per game and rank #3 in the NFL with 18 rushing TDs.

2010 Started all 16 games, joining only fellow OT Bryant McKinnie along the offensive line to start all 16 games...Helped pave the way for Peterson to rush for 1,298 yards and break the 100-yard mark 5 times during the season...In game vs. Dallas (10/17), he joined former OU teammate Jon Cooper as a starter on the line when Cooper opened the game at center....Helped Peterson rumble for an 80-yard TD vs. Detroit (9/26)...Protected Brett Favre as he threw for a career-best 446 yards in comeback win vs. Arizona (11/7).

2009 Stepped into starting role at RT as a rookie, opening 15 regular season games and both playoff contests...Started in NFC Championship game as a rookie...Named to All-Rookie team...Became the 5th Vikings rookie OT to start a season opener and joined Doug Davis in 1966 as the only other RT...Helped Vikings offense rank #5 in the NFL in total offense, the highest ranking since 2004...Paved the way for Peterson to rush for 1,383 yards and 18 TDs, a new team record for rushing TDs and the 3rd-best single-season rushing total in team history...15 starts were most by a Vikings rookie OT since Korey Stringer in 1995...Inactive at St. Louis (10/11) with leg injury.

COLLEGE Spent 2 seasons at OU, transferring after 2 seasons at Garden City (KS) Community College…Started all 48 collegiate games he played, 27 for the Sooners…Protected 2008 Heisman Trophy winner QB Sam Bradford…Sooners went 23-5 during his 2 seasons and won consecutive Big 12 Conference titles...Won Big 12 title and advanced to National Championship game against Florida…Named 1st-Team All-Big 12 by coaches and Associated Press as a senior...Started all 14 games at LT in 2007…Named 2nd-Team All-Big 12 by the league coaches and Associated Press...Earned 2006 All-America honors in his 2nd season at Garden City Community College…Jayhawk Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year...Earned J.C. All-America honors at Garden City.

PREP Standout in football, track and basketball at Fountain Fort Carson High in Colorado…Played defensive line and TE…Led basketball team to state title game as a senior…Won Colorado state title in discus.

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