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Brian Robison: Evolved and Involved

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Brian Robison, the longest-tenured Viking

He bleeds Purple and breathes "team-first."

The 2007 fourth-round pick is set to play in his 173rd regular-season game on Sunday when Minnesota (12-3) hosts Chicago (5-10).

Robison has been a part of five playoff teams (2008, '09, '12, '15 and '17), including four division champs in his 11 seasons and has played in the sixth-most regular-season games of and Vikings defender.

Vikings Career Games Played on Defense

  1. Jim Marshall, DE………270
  1. Carl Eller, DE……………209
  1. Scott Studwell, LB……202
  1. Roy Winston, LB………190
  1. John Randle, DT………176
  1. Brian Robison, DE……172

7t. Paul Krause, S…….....171

7t. Kevin Williams, DT...171

Robison recorded 2.0 sacks against Cincinnati on Dec. 17, when Minnesota clinched the NFC North, bringing his career total to 59, which is ninth in team history.

Vikings Top 10 Sacks Leaders

  1. Carl Eller (1964-78)………………….130
  1. Jim Marshall (1961-79)………….…127
  1. John Randle (1990-2000)…………114
  1. Alan Page (1967-78)……………..108.5
  1. Chris Doleman (1985-93)………..96.5
  1. Jared Allen (2008-13)……………..85.5
  1. Everson Griffen (2010-present)...61
  1. Doug Martin (1980-89)…………..60.5
  1. Brian Robison (2007-present)……59
  1. Henry Thomas (1987-94)…………56

Robison's accomplishments are elite, but the most impressive part of his game has been his willingness to evolve in the past four seasons under Head Coach Mike Zimmer and defensive line coach Andre Patterson.

When Robison told teammates that he believed it was time for Danielle Hunter to start opposite Everson Griffen, the public presumption was that a reduced role awaited Robison.

We wanted to explain why it has proven to be anything but that in this story.

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