The 2015 NFL season will culminate with a historic milestone of Super Bowl 50. The Vikings are proud to celebrate our piece of Super Bowl history by honoring those Vikings who appeared in all four of the team's Super Bowl appearances. Less than 100 players in NFL history have participated in four or more Super Bowls for the same team. We are privileged to call 11 of them Minnesota Vikings.
Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Chiefs.
The individuals will be recognized at Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game, and a free commemorative poster will be inside the Playbook that is distributed at Vikings home games.
Cornerback (1967-80) — A seventh-round selection (in a 17-round draft), Bryant ranks second in franchise history with 53 career interceptions. He led the Vikings in interceptions four seasons (1969, 1973, 1977-78). Bryant's eight interceptions in 1969 is tied for the third-highest total by a player in franchise history, and he has the third-most interception return yards (749).
Kicker (1963-77) — Cox led the NFL with a 70.3 percent success rate on field goals, field goals made (26) and points (121) in 1969, earning recognition as an All-Pro. He followed by leading the League in field goals made (30) and attempted (46) and points (125) in 1970, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Defensive End (1964-78) — Eller is one of three players in team history to start more than 200 games. He was named All-Pro five times, including four straight seasons (1968-71) and played in six Pro Bowls. Eller holds team records with 130 sacks and by recording at least one in eight straight games. Pro Football HOF, 2004
Linebacker (1968-79) — One of the most impactful waiver wire pickups in NFL history, Hilgenberg joined the Vikings in 1968 after spending time earlier that year with the Steelers. His career began in 1964 with Detroit. Hilgenberg started 117 of the 158 games he played in 12 regular seasons with the Vikings and recorded 123 postseason tackles (second-most in Vikings history). Hilgenberg passed away Sept. 23, 2008, after a battle with ALS.
Safety (1968-79) — Krause has franchise (53) and NFL (81) records for career interceptions and ranks third all-time with 1,185 return yards on interceptions. He was named First-Team All-Pro three times and selected to eight Pro Bowls. Krause recorded an interception in six straight games in 1968. Pro Football HOF, 1998
Defensive End (1961-79) — An original Viking and iron man, Marshall set an NFL record with 282 consecutive regular season games played (270 with Minnesota) and still has the most career recoveries of opponents' fumbles (29). Marshall led the team or tied for the lead in sacks 1961-66, and his 127 rank second in franchise history.
Defensive Tackle (1967-78) — Page played in 236 straight games with the Vikings, was chosen NFC Defensive Player of the Year four times and became the first defensive player to be selected as the NFL's Most Valuable Player (1971). He played in nine Pro Bowls and was named First-Team All-Pro six times. Page recorded 108.5 sacks with the Vikings. Pro Football HOF, 1988
Center (1962-78) — Tingelhoff joined the Vikings as an undrafted free agent, took over starting center duties in the second preseason game and didn't miss a snap the rest of his career. He was named All-Pro seven consecutive years and played in six straight Pro Bowls. Pro Football HOF, 2015
Guard (1969-77) — White started 95 of the 122 regular season games he played for the Vikings, making an impact at left guard and right guard. His strength was well-known by teammates and opponents. A second-round pick in 1969, White was selected to four Pro Bowls during his career, including three during his time with the Vikings.
Linebacker (1962-76) — After starring as an offensive guard at LSU, Winston was drafted by Minnesota in the fourth round of the NFL Draft and by San Diego in the sixth round of the AFL Draft in 1962. He spent all 15 of his NFL seasons as a linebacker with the Vikings. Winston started 160 of the 190 regular season games he played.
Tackle (1968-81) — Yary was the first offensive lineman to be drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in NFL history. He took over the Vikings right tackle spot during the 1969 season and missed just two games because of injury the rest of his career. He was named All-Pro six consecutive times and played in seven Pro Bowls. Pro Football HOF, 2001
Offensive Coordinator (1968-85), Head Coach (1986-91) — Burns was part of 15 Vikings teams that made the playoffs in his 24 seasons with the club. He was offensive coordinator for teams that won 11 Central Division titles. He was 52-43 in the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs.
Head Coach (1967-83, 1985) — Grant led the Vikings to 11 divisional titles, the 1969 NFL Championship and NFC championships after the 1973, '74 and '76 seasons. He amassed a regular season record of 158-96-5 and a 10-12 mark in playoff games. Grant's tenure has continued as a Senior Consultant. Pro Football HOF, 1994; Canadian Football League HOF, 1983.
Receiver (1961-64) — Reichow followed his playing career by becoming Director of Player Personnel in 1966. His tenure also has included the roles of Director of Football Operations, Assistant General Manager and Personnel Consultant, where he remains a trusted voice for the Vikings.
Head Athletic Trainer (1961-98), Coordinator of Medical Services (1999-2001), Senior Consultant/Historian (2002-present) — Zamberletti attended 1,049 consecutive games from the first in franchise history until 2011. Awards include being named Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year in 1986 and the Vikings selection as NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year (1996).