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Phil Loadholt
T #71
Height:
6-8
Weight:
345
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Fountain, CO
Experience:
8
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
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

2015 GP/GS        Career GP/GS         Playoffs GP/GS

      IR                        89/89                         3/3

• Ranks 9th in Vikings history for career starts by an OT, can pass Korey Stringer after his 3rd start of 2016 to rank 8th (92) and will trail Gary Zimmerman (7th, 108 starts)

• Named to the 2009 PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team, starting all 15 regular season games he appeared in, the Divisional Playoff game and the NFC Championship Game.

OFF THE FIELD Hosts football camp for youth in his hometown, Fountain, CO, annually, bringing fellow Vikings linemates with him to teach youngsters...Hosts Vikings Children’s Fund bowling event each fall, featuring several Vikings teammates...Taught young anglers fishing skills during the 2012 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener at Lake Waconia...Visited troops at the U.S. 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 U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class...Younger sister played basketball at Garden City CC…Enjoys fishing in his free time...Married to Shannon, has sons Cameron and Philip III and daughter, Cali.

HONORS 2009 PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team.

2015 GP/GS        Career GP/GS         Playoffs GP/GS

      IR                        89/89                         3/3

• Ranks 9th in Vikings history for career starts by an OT, can pass Korey Stringer after his 3rd start of 2016 to rank 8th (92) and will trail Gary Zimmerman (7th, 108 starts)

• Named to the 2009 PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team, starting all 15 regular season games he appeared in, the Divisional Playoff game and the NFC Championship Game.

OFF THE FIELD Hosts football camp for youth in his hometown, Fountain, CO, annually, bringing fellow Vikings linemates with him to teach youngsters...Hosts Vikings Children’s Fund bowling event each fall, featuring several Vikings teammates...Taught young anglers fishing skills during the 2012 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener at Lake Waconia...Visited troops at the U.S. 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 U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class...Younger sister played basketball at Garden City CC…Enjoys fishing in his free time...Married to Shannon, has sons Cameron and Philip III and daughter, Cali.

HONORS 2009 PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team.

PRO Ranks 9th in Vikings history for career starts by an OT, can pass Korey Stringer after his 3rd start of 2016 to rank 8th (92) and will trail Gary Zimmerman (7th, 108 starts)...Missed 2015 season with injury suffered in preseason, placed on injured reserve on 8/18/15...Started every game he has played in his career, 89-of-89 regular season contests and 3-of-3 playoff games...Helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson to rush for 2,097 yards and NFL MVP honors in 2012...Joined fellow 2009 Vikings rookie Percy Harvin on the All-Rookie team...First Vikings rookie OT to start at least 15 games in their 1st season since Korey Stringer in 1995...The 6th OT drafted in 2009, selected in the 2nd round (#54 overall).

2015  Suffered season-ending injury in preseason and missed entire campaign on injured reserve...Placed on IR on August 18.

2014  Started all 11 games he played in before being placed on injured reserve (11/26)... Suffered a season-ending pectoral injury against Green Bay (11/23)...In the Vikings opening win at St. Louis (9/7), 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...Paved the way for 3 different leading rushers in the 1st 4 games of the 2014 campaign...Protected QB Teddy Bridgewater in 8 of his starts on his way to being named Pepsi Rookie or the Year...Cleared the way for rookie RB Jerick McKinnon to surpass to 100-yard rushing mark twice (vs. Atlanta, 9/28 and at Buffalo, 10/19).

2013 Lined up as the starting RT for the 5th straight season, opening 15 games...4th time in his career where he 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)...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 yards, an average of 164.6 per game.

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 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, including 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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