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Gjallarhorn History

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.

Gjallarhorn & Skol Chants

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2023 Date - Opponent
Susan Votel August 19 - Titans Season Ticket Member
Brian Clemens August 26 - Cardinals Season Ticket Member
Bud Grant's Family September 10 - Buccaneers Legendary Head Coach Bud Grant's Family
Kyle Rudolph September 24 - Chargers Vikings Legend - Former Tight End
Kenechi Udeze October 8 - Chiefs Former Vikings Defensive End
Dave Winfield October 23 - 49ers MLB Hall of Famer
Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke November 12 - Saints U.S. Army / Minnesota National Guard
Chuck Foreman, Robert Smith, Adrian Peterson November 27 - Bears Vikings Legends
Brock Faber December 24 - Lions Minnesota Wild Defenseman
Kirk Cousins December 31 - Packers Vikings Quarterback and Captain
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2022 Date - Opponent
Sylvia Fowles August 20 - 49ers Minnesota Lynx Two-Time WNBA Finals MVP
Cris Carter September 11 - Packers Vikings Wide Receiver PHOF
Lonnie Warwick September 25 - Lions Former Vikings Linebacker
Charlie Huizinga October 9 - Bears Child Battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Jared Allen October 30 - Cardinals Vikings Ring of Honor Defensive End
Paul Nakasone November 20 - Cowboys United States Army Four-Star General
Sunisa Lee November 24 - Patriots Women’s Gymnastics All-Around Olympic Champion
Jarius Wright December 4 - Jets Former Vikings Wide Receiver
Ahmad Rashad and Tommy Kramer December 17 - Colts Vikings Legends
Kirill Kaprizov December 24 - Giants Minnesota Wild All-Star
Brian O'Neill January 15 - Giants Vikings Tackle and Captain
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2021 Date - Opponent
Gable Steveson August 14 - Broncos Olympic Gold Medalist
Conrad Cardano August 21 - Colts Player Personnel Consultant
Randall McDaniel September 26 - Seahawks Vikings Offensive Guard PHOF
Kevin Williams October 3 - Browns Vikings Ring of Honor Inductee
Mark Rosen October 10 - Lions Twin Cities Broadcasting Legend
Steve Hutchinson October 31 - Cowboys Vikings Offensive Guard PHOF
Donald "Doc" E. Ballard November 21 - Packers Navy and National Guard Veteran
Paul Krause December 9 - Steelers Vikings CB PHOF
Tony Oliva December 26 - Rams 2022 Baseball HOF Inductee
Sammy White January 9 - Bears Former Vikings Wide Receiver
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2020 Date - Opponent
Silenced in memory of voices lost to racial injustice September 13 - Packers
Dr. Andrew Olson September 27 - Titans M Health Fairview Doctor
Erika Rucks October 18 - Falcons Masonic Children's Hospital Oncology Nurse
Col. Gregory Fix November 8 - Lions Minnesota Army National Guard
Ryan Burnet November 22 - Cowboys Northside Boxing Club
Adrienne Diercks November 29 - Panthers Project Success
Randall Smith December 6 - Jaguars All Square
Patrick Healy December 20 - Bears On behalf of 60 Greatest Fans & Special Olympics Minnesota
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2019 Date - Opponent
Taquarius Wair August 18 - Seahawks U.S. Bank Hometown Hero
Nelson Cruz August 24 - Cardinals Minnesota Twins Designated Hitter
Scott Studwell September 8 - Falcons Vikings Legend
Alan Page, Gary Larsen, Jim Marshall, Carl Eller September 22 - Raiders Purple People Eaters
Keith Millard October 13 - Eagles Vikings Legend
Steve Jordan October 24 - Redskins Ring of Honor Tight End
Jake Peterson November 17 - Broncos U.S. Army Green Beret
Football Seniors December 8 - Lions Minnesota Gophers
Brian Robison December 23 - Packers Former Vikings Defensive End
David Dixon December 29 - Bears Former Vikings Guard
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2018 Date - Opponent
Joe Berger August 18th - Jaguars Former Vikings Offensive Lineman
Ryan Dungey August 24th - Seahawks American Professional Motocross and Supercross Champion
Todd Steussie September 9th - 49ers Former Vikings Offensive Lineman
Zach Green September 23rd - Bills Son of Ring of Honor Head Coach Dennis Green
Chris Doleman October 14th - Cardinals Vikings Defensive End, Pro Football Hall of Famer
Jessie Diggins October 28th - Saints Olympic Athlete - Gold Medalist
Antoine Winfield November 4th - Lions Former Vikings Cornerback
U.S. Men's Olympic Curling Team November 25th - Packers Gold Medalists
Kent Hrbek December 16th - Dolphins Former Minnesota Twins First Baseman
Brad Johnson December 30th - Bears Former Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
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2017 Date - Opponent
E.J. Henderson August 27 - 49ers Former Vikings Linebacker
Mark Sharockman August 31 - Dolphins Son of Late Original Vikings CB Ed Sharockman
Randy Moss September 11- Saints Vikings Ring of Honor Wide Receiver
P.J. Fleck September 24 - Buccaneers University of Minnesota Football Head Coach
Ahmad Rashad October 1 - Lions Vikings Ring of Honor Wide Receiver
Hafthor “Thor” Bjornsson October 13 - Packers Icelandic Strongman and Actor
Curtis Axel October 22 - Ravens WWE Superstar
Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen November 19 - Rams Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General
Robert O'Neill December 17 - Bengals Former United States Navy SEAL
Joseph Votel December 31 - Bears 13th Commander of U.S Central Command, St. Paul Native
John Randle January 14 - Saints Vikings Ring of Honor Defensive End
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2016 Date - Opponent
David Plummer August 28th - Chargers Olympic Swimmer, University of Minnesota Alum
Dave Mansell September 1st - Rams General Superintendent, Mortenson Construction
Bud Grant September 18th - Packers Hall of Fame Vikings Head Coach
Randy Moss October 3rd - Giants Former Vikings Wide Receiver
Tommy Kramer October 9th - Texans Former Vikings Quarterback
Richard Nash November 6th - Lions United States Major General
Pete Bercich November 20th - Cardinals Vikings Radio Color Analyst
Ron Yary December 1st - Cowboys Vikings Hall of Fame Offensive Tackle
Carl Lee December 18th - Colts Vikings Cornerback
Erik Haula January 1st - Bears Minnesota Wild Center
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2015 Date - Opponent
Phil Housley August 15th - Buccaneers NHL Hall of Famer from St. Paul, Minnesota
Maddyn Greenway August 22nd - Raiders Daughter of Vikings LB Chad Greenway
Alan Page September 20th - Lions Vikings Hall of Fame DT, MN Supreme Court Justice
Fran Tarkenton September 27th - Chargers Vikings Hall of Fame QB
Minnesota Lynx October 18th - Chiefs The 2015 WNBA Champions
Eric Marts November 8th - Rams Army Master Sergeant, 34th Infantry Division
Devan Dubnyk November 22nd - Packers Minnesota Wild Goalie
Phil Loadholt December 6th - Seahawks Vikings Tackle
Sid Hartman December 20th - Bears Minneapolis Star Tribune Journalist
Erick Kaler December 27th - Giants University of Minnesota President
Rhett Ellison January 9 - Seahawks Vikings Tight End
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2014 Date - Opponent
SSG Patrick Loch August 8th - Raiders Minnesota Army National Guard
Derrick Langeslay August 16th - Cardinals New Stadium Construction Worker
Milt Sunde September 14th - Patriots Gopher & Vikings Guard
Zach Lavine September 28th - Falcons Minnesota Timberwolves Guard
Rose Murphy October 12th - Lions Breast Cancer Survivor / Mother of T. Bridgewater
Tyrone Carter November 2nd - Redskins Gopher & Vikings Safety
SGT Tom Block November 23rd - Packers United States Army Ranger
Gary Larsen November 30th - Panthers Vikings Defensive Tackle
Jerry Kill December 7th - Jets U of M Head Football Coach
Bryan Obadzinski December 28th - Bears Longtime Vikings Fan
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2013 Date - Opponent
LeRoy Bendickson August 9th - Texans Vikings Season Ticket Holder / Activist
Rickey Young August 29th - Titans Vikings Running Back
Hubert H. Humphrey IV September 22nd - Browns Grandson of Hubert H. Humprhey
David Haye September 29th - Steelers British Professional Boxer
Lindsay Whalen October 13th - Panthers Lynx All-Star / Gopher Alumni / Olympian
Joey Browner October 27th - Packers Vikings Safety ROH
Cris Carter November 7th - Redskins Vikings Wide Receiver PHOF
Jerry Reichow December 1st - Bears Vikings Player Personnel
Daunte Culpepper December 15th - Eagles Vikings Quarterback
Bud Grant December 29th - Lions Vikings Coach PHOF
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2012 Date - Opponent
Jack Jablonski August 17th - Bills Inspirational Injured Hockey Player
Ted Brown August 24th - Chargers Vikings Running Back
Larry Spooner September 9th - Jaguars Representing Vikings Fans Stadium Push
Josh Duhamel September 23rd - 49ers Hollywood Actor / Vikings Fan
Flip Saunders October 7th - Titans NBA Coach / Gopher Alumni
Juan Berenguer October 21st - Cardinals Minnesota Twins Pitcher
Matt Blair October 25th - Buccaneers Vikings Linebacker ROH
Betty Wall Strohfus November 11th - Lions Female World War II Aviator
John Gagliardi December 9th - Bears St. Johns University Football Coach
Nicholas David December 30th - Packers Finalist on The Voice / Minnesota Native
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2011 Date - Opponent
Rich Frahm August 27th - Cowboys Local 512 / Dome Roof Repair
JT Brown September 1st - Texans Frozen Four MVP / U of M Duluth
Mona Dohman September 18th - Buccaneers Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner
Fred Cox September 25th - Lions Vikings Kicker
Tubby Smith October 9th - Cardinals Gopher Basketball Coach
Chris Doleman October 23rd - Packers Vikings Defensive End PHOF
Stan "Krusher" Kowalski November 20th - Raiders Minnesota War Vet / Wrestling Icon
Paul Molitor December 4th - Broncos Minnesota Native / Baseball HOF
Kevin Love December 18th - Saints Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star
Butch Clayman January 1st - Bears Representing Vikings Fans
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2010 Date - Opponent
Stu Voigt August 28th - Seahawks Vikings Tight End
Greg Coleman September 2nd - Broncos Vikings Punter
Gene Washington September 19th - Dolphins Vikings Wide Receiver
Mike Morris September 26th - Lions Vikings Long Snapper
Michael Cuddyer October 17th - Cowboys Twins First Baseman
Sidney Rice November 7th - Cardinals Vikings Wide Receiver
Fred Zamberletti November 21st - Packers Vikings Trainer ROH
Jeff Siemon December 5th - Bills Vikings Linebacker
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2009 Date - Opponent
Irv Cross August 21st - Chiefs Legendary Sportscaster
Rufus Bess September 4th - Cowboys Vikings Cornerback
Jim Marshall September 27th - 49ers Vikings Defensive End ROH
Randall McDaniel October 5th - Packers Vikings Offensive Guard PHOF
Brock Lesnar October 18th - Ravens UFC Heavyweight Champion / Gopher
Capt. Dustin Snare November 15th - Lions MN National Guard / Live in Iraq
Tom Kelly November 22nd - Seahawks Twins Manager
Scott Studwell November 29th - Bears Vikings Linebacker ROH
Mick Tingelhoff December 13th - Bengals Vikings Center ROGH
Neal Broten January 3rd - Giants Hockey Legend / Olympic Gold Medalist
Joe Kapp January 17th - Cowboys Vikings Quarterback
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2008 Date - Opponent
Dennis Koslowski August 8th - Seahawks Olympic Medalist - Wrestling
Ron Stolski August 23rd - Steelers Brainerd High School FB Coach
Heath Farwell September 14th - Colts Vikings Linebacker
Robert Griffith September 21st - Panthers Vikings Safety
Eric Hilgenberg October 12th - Lions Son of Former Vikings Linebacker
Mardy Fish November 2nd - Texans International Tennis Pro
Shawn Johnson November 9th - Packers Olympic Gold Medalist - Gymnastics
John Randle November 30th - Bears Vikings Defensive Tackle PHOF
Paul Krause December 21st - Falcons Vikings Safety PHOF
100% Cheese-Free (Syd Davy) December 28th - Giants Representing Vikings Fans
Robert Smith January 4th - Eagles Vikings Running Back
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2007 Date - Opponent
Hub Meeds August 10th - Rams Legendary Vikings Mascot
TJ Johnson August 30th - Cowboys Gjallarhorn Creator
Rick Kraft September 9th - Falcons Citizen Responder (I-35)
Chuck Foreman September 30th - Packers Vikings Running Back ROH
Bud Grant October 28th - Eagles Vikings Coach PHOF
Jerry Burns November 4th - Chargers Vikings Coach ROH
Carl Eller November 18th - Raiders Vikings Defensive End PHOF
John Kriesel December 2nd - Lions Honored War Veteran
Mark Parrish December 17th - Bears Wild All-Star Right Wing
Joe Mauer December 23rd - Redskins Twins All-Star Catcher