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Vikings Hold In-Person Interview with Patrick Graham for Head Coach Opening


EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings on Tuesday confirmed they have conducted a second interview with Patrick Graham for their open head coaching position.

This interview was conducted in-person at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center. Graham initially interviewed virtually with Minnesota on Jan. 29.

Graham is currently the 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.