Vikings Add 2 Offensive Quality Control Coaches to Staff

Eagan, Minn. (February 21, 2019) – The Minnesota Vikings have named Christian Jones and AC Patterson offensive quality control coaches. The 2019 season will be their first in the NFL.

Christian Jones joins the Vikings staff after most recently spending the 2018 season with the University of Texas as an offensive graduate assistant. The Northwestern University graduate assisted his alma mater as an offensive intern in 2017. Prior to coaching, Jones played wide receiver at Northwestern (2011-15). The Houston, Texas native led the team in receiving yards with 412 as a sophomore in 2012. Jones did not see action in 2014 while rehabbing an injury sustained during training camp, but totaled 234 receiving yards his senior season (2015). He finished his career playing 51 games, grabbing 128 receptions for 1,509 yards and eight touchdowns.

Jones was a three-year member of Northwestern’s 12-player Leadership Council, selected to the Academic All-Big Ten team and was a team captain his redshirt senior year (2015). Jones also obtained a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Northwestern in 2016.

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Christian Jones’ Background

Player

2011-15............. Northwestern University (Wide Receiver)

Coach

2017.................. Northwestern University (Offensive Intern)

2018.................. Texas (Offensive Graduate Assistant)

2019.................. Minnesota Vikings (Offensive Quality Control)

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AC Patterson spent the last four seasons at Portland State in numerous offensive roles including working with the offensive line (2015-16), running backs (2017) and tight ends (2018). Patterson also served as the recruiting coordinator during his final season at PSU.

The Las Vegas, Nevada native played offensive line at the University of Texas-El Paso from 2011-12 and was named to the Conference USA Honor Roll in 2012. Injuries forced his collegiate retirement and soon became a student assistant at UTEP where he assisted with recruiting, film breakdown and player reports. Patterson joins his father, Andre, Minnesota’s defensive line coach, on the Vikings coaching staff.

AC Patterson’s Background

Player

2011-12............. UTEP (Center)

Coach

2013.................. UTEP (Student Assistant)

2014.................. Jefferson (El Paso TX) High School (Volunteer Assistant Coach)

2015-16............. Portland State (Offensive Line)

2017.................. Portland State (Running Backs)

2018.................. Portland State (Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator)

2019.................. Minnesota Vikings (Offensive Quality Control)

The Vikings introduced special teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf, assistant head coach/offensive advisor Gary Kubiak, quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak, offensive line coach/ run game coordinator Rick Dennison, tight ends coach Brian Pariani, and wide receivers Drew Petzing to the media on Thursday afternoon.

2019 Minnesota Vikings Coaching Staff

Mike Zimmer.................... Head Coach

George Edwards.............. Defensive Coordinator

Marwan Maalouf............... Special Teams Coordinator

Kevin Stefanski................ Offensive Coordinator

Rick Dennison.................. Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator

Ryan Ficken..................... Assistant Special Teams

Jerry Gray........................ Defensive Backs

Jeff Howard...................... Defensive Assistant/Assistant Defensive Backs

Andrew Janocko............... Assistant Offensive Line

Christian Jones................ Offensive Quality Control

Derik Keyes...................... Assistant Strength and Conditioning

Gary Kubiak..................... Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Advisor

Klint Kubiak...................... Quarterbacks

Chaz Mahle...................... Assistant Strength and Conditioning

Brian Pariani..................... Tight Ends

AC Patterson.................... Offensive Quality Control

Andre Patterson............... Defensive Line

Drew Petzing.................... Wide Receivers

Kennedy Polamalu........... Running Backs

Nick Rallis........................ Defensive Quality Control

Robert Rodriguez............. Assistant Defensive Line

Mark Uyeyama................. Head Strength and Conditioning

Adam Zimmer................... Linebackers

View photos of the 2019 Minnesota Vikings coaching staff.

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