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Vikings Hold Initial Interview with Patrick Graham for Head Coach Opening


EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings on Saturday confirmed they have interviewed Patrick Graham for their open head coaching position.

Graham is currently the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator for the New York Giants. He has held this role for the past two seasons and just completed his 13th season as an NFL coach.

NFL/College Career

2002-03 Wagner College, Graduate Assistant

2004 University of Richmond, Assistant Defensive Line

2005-06 University of Richmond, Tight Ends

2007-08 University of Notre Dame, Graduate Assistant

2009 New England Patriots, Coaching Assistant

2010 New England Patriots, Defensive Assistant

2011 New England Patriots, Linebackers

2012-13 New England Patriots, Defensive Line

2014-15 New England Patriots, Linebackers

2016-17 New York Giants, Defensive Line

2018 Green Bay Packers, Inside Linebackers/Defensive Run Game Coordinator

2019 Miami Dolphins, Defensive Coordinator

2020-21 New York Giants, Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach


Graham played football collegiately at Yale, where he was a defensive lineman. He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology with a concentration in economics and African American studies.


Graham, who was born in Des Plaines, Illinois, grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut.