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Vikings Hold In-Person Interview with Raheem Morris for Head Coach Opening


EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings on Monday confirmed they have conducted a second interview with Raheem Morris for their open head coaching position.

This interview was conducted in-person Monday in Los Angeles. Morris initially interviewed virtually with Minnesota on Jan. 21, which made him eligible for a second interview this week, despite the Rams advancing to Super Bowl LVI.

Morris is currently the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, who will represent the NFC after defeating San Francisco Sunday. The Rams held the 49ers scoreless in the fourth quarter as Los Angeles rallied for a 20-17 victory with the game's final 13 points.

The 2021 season marked Morris' first with the Rams, but he has been an NFL coach for nearly all of the past 20 seasons, with the exception of spending 2006 in the college ranks as Kansas State's defensive coordinator.

NFL/College Career

1998 Hofstra University Graduate Assistant Coach

1999 Cornell University Defensive Backs/Special Teams Assistant

2000-01 Hofstra University Defensive Backs

2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Quality Control

2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Assistant

2004-05 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Defensive Backs

2006 Kansas State University Defensive Coordinator

2007-08 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Backs

2009-11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach

2012-14 Washington Football Team Defensive Backs

2015 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Passing Game Coordinator

2016-19 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers*

2019 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs*

2020 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator/Interim Head Coach for final 11 games

2021 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator

* The Falcons changed Morris' responsibilities from coaching receivers to defensive backs during the 2019 season.


Morris graduated from Hofstra University in 1997.


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