Gjallarhorn | Minnesota Vikings – vikings.com


According to Norse mythology, the Gjallarhorn was sounded to announce the arrival of the gods. Since 2007, the Gjallarhorn has signaled THE VIKINGS ARE COMING and the start of a great battle on the gridiron. Sounding the Gjallarhorn is something only an honored few can lay claim to. To date, the following Honorary Vikings have been chosen for this ceremonial task.

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2022Date - Opponent
Sylvia FowlesAugust 20 - 49ersMinnesota Lynx Two-Time WNBA Finals MVP
Cris CarterSeptember 11 - PackersVikings Wide Receiver PHOF
Lonnie WarwickSeptember 25 - LionsFormer Vikings Linebacker
Charlie HuizingaOctober 9 - BearsChild Battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Jared AllenOctober 30 - CardinalsVikings Ring of Honor Defensive End
Paul NakasoneNovember 20 - CowboysUnited States Army Four-Star General
Sunisa LeeNovember 24 - PatriotsWomen’s Gymnastics All-Around Olympic Champion
Jarius WrightDecember 4 - JetsFormer Vikings Wide Receiver
Ahmad Rashad and Tommy KramerDecember 17 - ColtsVikings Legends
Kirill KaprizovDecember 24 - GiantsMinnesota Wild All-Star
Brian O'NeillJanuary 15 - GiantsVikings Tackle and Captain
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2021Date - Opponent
Gable StevesonAugust 14 - BroncosOlympic Gold Medalist
Conrad CardanoAugust 21 - ColtsPlayer Personnel Consultant
Randall McDanielSeptember 26 - SeahawksVikings Offensive Guard PHOF
Kevin WilliamsOctober 3 - BrownsVikings Ring of Honor Inductee
Mark RosenOctober 10 - LionsTwin Cities Broadcasting Legend
Steve HutchinsonOctober 31 - CowboysVikings Offensive Guard PHOF
Donald "Doc" E. BallardNovember 21 - PackersNavy and National Guard Veteran
Paul KrauseDecember 9 - SteelersVikings CB PHOF
Tony OliviaDecember 26 - Rams2022 Baseball HOF Inductee
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2020Date - Opponent
Silenced in memory of voices lost to racial injusticeSeptember 13 - Packers
Dr. Andrew OlsonSeptember 27 - TitansM Health Fairview Doctor
Erika RucksOctober 18 - FalconsMasonic Children's Hospital Oncology Nurse
Col. Gregory FixNovember 8 - LionsMinnesota Army National Guard
Ryan BurnetNovember 22 - CowboysNorthside Boxing Club
Adrienne DiercksNovember 29 - PanthersProject Success
Randall SmithDecember 6 - JaguarsAll Square
Patrick HealyDecember 20 - BearsOn behalf of 60 Greatest Fans & Special Olympics Minnesota
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2019Date - Opponent
Taquarius WairAugust 18 - SeahawksU.S. Bank Hometown Hero
Nelson CruzAugust 24 - CardinalsMinnesota Twins Designated Hitter
Scott StudwellSeptember 8 - FalconsVikings Legend
Alan Page, Gary Larsen, Jim Marshall, Carl EllerSeptember 22 - RaidersPurple People Eaters
Keith MillardOctober 13 - EaglesVikings Legend
Steve JordanOctober 24 - RedskinsRing of Honor Tight End
Jake PetersonNovember 17 - BroncosU.S. Army Green Beret
Football SeniorsDecember 8 - LionsMinnesota Gophers
Brian RobisonDecember 23 - PackersFormer Vikings Defensive End
David DixonDecember 29 - BearsFormer Vikings Guard
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2018Date - Opponent
Joe BergerAugust 18th - JaguarsFormer Vikings Offensive Lineman
Ryan DungeyAugust 24th - SeahawksAmerican Professional Motocross and Supercross Champion
Todd SteussieSeptember 9th - 49ersFormer Vikings Offensive Lineman
Zach GreenSeptember 23rd - BillsSon of Ring of Honor Head Coach Dennis Green
Chris DolemanOctober 14th - CardinalsVikings Defensive End, Pro Football Hall of Famer
Jessie DigginsOctober 28th - SaintsOlympic Athlete - Gold Medalist
Antoine WinfieldNovember 4th - LionsFormer Vikings Cornerback
U.S. Men's Olympic Curling TeamNovember 25th - PackersGold Medalists
Kent HrbekDecember 16th - DolphinsFormer Minnesota Twins First Baseman
Brad JohnsonDecember 30th - BearsFormer Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
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2017Date - Opponent
E.J. HendersonAugust 27 - 49ersFormer Vikings Linebacker
Mark SharockmanAugust 31 - DolphinsSon of Late Original Vikings CB Ed Sharockman
Randy MossSeptember 11- SaintsVikings Ring of Honor Wide Receiver
P.J. FleckSeptember 24 - BuccaneersUniversity of Minnesota Football Head Coach
Ahmad RashadOctober 1 - LionsVikings Ring of Honor Wide Receiver
Hafthor “Thor” BjornssonOctober 13 - PackersIcelandic Strongman and Actor
Curtis AxelOctober 22 - RavensWWE Superstar
Maj. Gen. Jon JensenNovember 19 - RamsMinnesota National Guard Adjutant General
Robert O'NeillDecember 17 - BengalsFormer United States Navy SEAL
Joseph VotelDecember 31 - Bears13th Commander of U.S Central Command, St. Paul Native
John RandleJanuary 14 - SaintsVikings Ring of Honor Defensive End
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2016Date - Opponent
David PlummerAugust 28th - ChargersOlympic Swimmer, University of Minnesota Alum
Dave MansellSeptember 1st - RamsGeneral Superintendent, Mortenson Construction
Bud GrantSeptember 18th - PackersHall of Fame Vikings Head Coach
Randy MossOctober 3rd - GiantsFormer Vikings Wide Receiver
Tommy KramerOctober 9th - TexansFormer Vikings Quarterback
Richard NashNovember 6th - LionsUnited States Major General
Pete BercichNovember 20th - CardinalsVikings Radio Color Analyst
Ron YaryDecember 1st - CowboysVikings Hall of Fame Offensive Tackle
Carl LeeDecember 18th - ColtsVikings Cornerback
Erik HaulaJanuary 1st - BearsMinnesota Wild Center
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2015Date - Opponent
Phil HousleyAugust 15th - BuccaneersNHL Hall of Famer from St. Paul, Minnesota
Maddyn GreenwayAugust 22nd - RaidersDaughter of Vikings LB Chad Greenway
Alan PageSeptember 20th - LionsVikings Hall of Fame DT, MN Supreme Court Justice
Fran TarkentonSeptember 27th - ChargersVikings Hall of Fame QB
Minnesota LynxOctober 18th - ChiefsThe 2015 WNBA Champions
Eric MartsNovember 8th - RamsArmy Master Sergeant, 34th Infantry Division
Devan DubnykNovember 22nd - PackersMinnesota Wild Goalie
Phil LoadholtDecember 6th - SeahawksVikings Tackle
Sid HartmanDecember 20th - BearsMinneapolis Star Tribune Journalist
Erick KalerDecember 27th - GiantsUniversity of Minnesota President
Rhett EllisonJanuary 9 - SeahawksVikings Tight End
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2014Date - Opponent
SSG Patrick LochAugust 8th - RaidersMinnesota Army National Guard
Derrick LangeslayAugust 16th - CardinalsNew Stadium Construction Worker
Milt SundeSeptember 14th - PatriotsGopher & Vikings Guard
Zach LavineSeptember 28th - FalconsMinnesota Timberwolves Guard
Rose MurphyOctober 12th - LionsBreast Cancer Survivor / Mother of T. Bridgewater
Tyrone CarterNovember 2nd - RedskinsGopher & Vikings Safety
SGT Tom BlockNovember 23rd - PackersUnited States Army Ranger
Gary LarsenNovember 30th - PanthersVikings Defensive Tackle
Jerry KillDecember 7th - JetsU of M Head Football Coach
Bryan ObadzinskiDecember 28th - BearsLongtime Vikings Fan
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2013Date - Opponent
LeRoy BendicksonAugust 9th - TexansVikings Season Ticket Holder / Activist
Rickey YoungAugust 29th - TitansVikings Running Back
Hubert H. Humphrey IVSeptember 22nd - BrownsGrandson of Hubert H. Humprhey
David HayeSeptember 29th - SteelersBritish Professional Boxer
Lindsay WhalenOctober 13th - PanthersLynx All-Star / Gopher Alumni / Olympian
Joey BrownerOctober 27th - PackersVikings Safety ROH
Cris CarterNovember 7th - RedskinsVikings Wide Receiver PHOF
Jerry ReichowDecember 1st - BearsVikings Player Personnel
Daunte CulpepperDecember 15th - EaglesVikings Quarterback
Bud GrantDecember 29th - LionsVikings Coach PHOF
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2012Date - Opponent
Jack JablonskiAugust 17th - BillsInspirational Injured Hockey Player
Ted BrownAugust 24th - ChargersVikings Running Back
Larry SpoonerSeptember 9th - JaguarsRepresenting Vikings Fans Stadium Push
Josh DuhamelSeptember 23rd - 49ersHollywood Actor / Vikings Fan
Flip SaundersOctober 7th - TitansNBA Coach / Gopher Alumni
Juan BerenguerOctober 21st - CardinalsMinnesota Twins Pitcher
Matt BlairOctober 25th - BuccaneersVikings Linebacker ROH
Betty Wall StrohfusNovember 11th - LionsFemale World War II Aviator
John GagliardiDecember 9th - BearsSt. Johns University Football Coach
Nicholas DavidDecember 30th - PackersFinalist on The Voice / Minnesota Native
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2011Date - Opponent
Rich FrahmAugust 27th - CowboysLocal 512 / Dome Roof Repair
JT BrownSeptember 1st - TexansFrozen Four MVP / U of M Duluth
Mona DohmanSeptember 18th - BuccaneersMinnesota Public Safety Commissioner
Fred CoxSeptember 25th - LionsVikings Kicker
Tubby SmithOctober 9th - CardinalsGopher Basketball Coach
Chris DolemanOctober 23rd - PackersVikings Defensive End PHOF
Stan "Krusher" KowalskiNovember 20th - RaidersMinnesota War Vet / Wrestling Icon
Paul MolitorDecember 4th - BroncosMinnesota Native / Baseball HOF
Kevin LoveDecember 18th - SaintsMinnesota Timberwolves All-Star
Butch ClaymanJanuary 1st - BearsRepresenting Vikings Fans
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2010Date - Opponent
Stu VoigtAugust 28th - SeahawksVikings Tight End
Greg ColemanSeptember 2nd - BroncosVikings Punter
Gene WashingtonSeptember 19th - DolphinsVikings Wide Receiver
Mike MorrisSeptember 26th - LionsVikings Long Snapper
Michael CuddyerOctober 17th - CowboysTwins First Baseman
Sidney RiceNovember 7th - CardinalsVikings Wide Receiver
Fred ZamberlettiNovember 21st - PackersVikings Trainer ROH
Jeff SiemonDecember 5th - BillsVikings Linebacker
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2009Date - Opponent
Irv CrossAugust 21st - ChiefsLegendary Sportscaster
Rufus BessSeptember 4th - CowboysVikings Cornerback
Jim MarshallSeptember 27th - 49ersVikings Defensive End ROH
Randall McDanielOctober 5th - PackersVikings Offensive Guard PHOF
Brock LesnarOctober 18th - RavensUFC Heavyweight Champion / Gopher
Capt. Dustin SnareNovember 15th - LionsMN National Guard / Live in Iraq
Tom KellyNovember 22nd - SeahawksTwins Manager
Scott StudwellNovember 29th - BearsVikings Linebacker ROH
Mick TingelhoffDecember 13th - BengalsVikings Center ROGH
Neal BrotenJanuary 3rd - GiantsHockey Legend / Olympic Gold Medalist
Joe KappJanuary 17th - CowboysVikings Quarterback
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2008Date - Opponent
Dennis KoslowskiAugust 8th - SeahawksOlympic Medalist - Wrestling
Ron StolskiAugust 23rd - SteelersBrainerd High School FB Coach
Heath FarwellSeptember 14th - ColtsVikings Linebacker
Robert GriffithSeptember 21st - PanthersVikings Safety
Eric HilgenbergOctober 12th - LionsSon of Former Vikings Linebacker
Mardy FishNovember 2nd - TexansInternational Tennis Pro
Shawn JohnsonNovember 9th - PackersOlympic Gold Medalist - Gymnastics
John RandleNovember 30th - BearsVikings Defensive Tackle PHOF
Paul KrauseDecember 21st - FalconsVikings Safety PHOF
100% Cheese-Free (Syd Davy)December 28th - GiantsRepresenting Vikings Fans
Robert SmithJanuary 4th - EaglesVikings Running Back
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2007Date - Opponent
Hub MeedsAugust 10th - RamsLegendary Vikings Mascot
TJ JohnsonAugust 30th - CowboysGjallarhorn Creator
Rick KraftSeptember 9th - FalconsCitizen Responder (I-35)
Chuck ForemanSeptember 30th - PackersVikings Running Back ROH
Bud GrantOctober 28th - EaglesVikings Coach PHOF
Jerry BurnsNovember 4th - ChargersVikings Coach ROH
Carl EllerNovember 18th - RaidersVikings Defensive End PHOF
John KrieselDecember 2nd - LionsHonored War Veteran
Mark ParrishDecember 17th - BearsWild All-Star Right Wing
Joe MauerDecember 23rd - RedskinsTwins All-Star Catcher