Chad Greenway has the fourth-most combined tackles in franchise history (1,305).
It's a stat involving effort applied over time.
He's also provided plenty of memorable moments that go beyond the classic takedown of an opponent.
Here are five of the most popular Vikings.com videos involving Greenway:* *
1. Fresh-picked from the farm
Greenway delivered an exceptional play in the first NFL game ever attended by his grandfather, Tom. The linebacker collected a tipped pass and had enough fuel to return the interception 91 yards for a touchdown.
"[My grandpa is] just an amazing guy, obviously with my dad, the apple didn't fall far from the tree," Greenway said in reference to his late father Alan, who passed away in December 2014. "He's getting a couple knee replacements. He's mad he can't go work on his tractors. … (He's) a guy that you're proud to have as a grandpa, and you're proud to wear the name on the back of the jersey that he has. For me, it's about carrying that legacy forward."
The interception was the fifth-longest interception return for a touchdown in Vikings history. It swept away any chance of a Chargers comeback.
"I was really pretty good until that last 15 yards," Greenway joked. "I don't run 91-yard sprints, much, and I'm not going to start because of this play, either."
2. "Beat it, geeks"
It was quite the opening line with everything in the NFC North on the line.
Greenway was mic'd up for a Wired video against the Packers at Lambeau Field in a victor-wins-the-division matchup in Week 17.
Greenway trotted past a trio of Packers, including Clay Matthews, and said, "Beat it, geeks," a humorous trolling that doesn't cross the trash-talk line.
The Vikings took the lead on the first drive of the game and never trailed, eventually claiming a 20-13 win for their first NFC North title since 2009.
Greenway celebrated by teaming with Jarius Wright to drench Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer with a cooler full of Gatorade.
3. Good timing vs. Big Ben
The Vikings 2013 game against the Steelers in the International Series was a great opportunity to take the sport globally. The team passed by London landmark Big Ben, but it was Greenway's interception of "Big Ben" Roethlisberger that resonated for Vikings fans.
Greenway stepped in front of a pass by Roethlisberger in the third quarter four plays after a touchdown by Adrian Peterson gave the Vikings a 10-point lead. Minnesota found the end zone again two plays later for a 34-17 edge and held Pittsburgh to 10 points in the final 20-plus minutes of the game in front of 83,518 at Wembley Stadium. Greenway also sacked Roethlisberger during the game.
4. Ice bucket challenge for charity
Greenway could partially empathize with how Zimmer felt when the surge of Gatorade streaked down him because he participated in the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness about ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in 2014. Phil Loadholt let a sea of red rain all over Greenway, who is quite active in charity work throughout the Upper Midwest. Greenway has won the Vikings Community Man of the Year three times for his efforts in the community.
5. Determination in the Dome
It hadn't been the season the Vikings wanted or expected. Minnesota entered a Week 15 matchup with Philadelphia on the heels of its fourth loss by four or fewer points and a 3-9-1 record. The Vikings also new, however, that they only had two games remaining in front of fans in the history of the Metrodome.
Greenway was wired during the Vikings wire-to-wire win, and the up-close isolation of his plays show the leader was setting the pace for a team to fight to the finish. Minnesota claimed a 48-30 victory, and Greenway showed several young teammates the way a pro is supposed to compete, tying a franchise record by leading the Vikings in tackles for a sixth consecutive season.