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Andre Patterson

Assistant Head Coach / Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line Coach


Andre Patterson has been promoted to assistant head coach and will continue to help oversee Minnesota's defense as co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach in his 10th season with the Vikings. Overall, Patterson brings 39 years of coaching experience, 18 in the NFL, to the position. He previously worked for the Vikings as the defensive line coach in 1998-99 and re-joined the team at the same position in 2014. Since returning to the club seven seasons ago, Patterson has helped the Vikings defense rank ninth in the NFL in sacks (283), third in rushing touchdowns allowed (76) and fifth in opponent yards per game (332.0).

Patterson earlier worked for the Vikings as the defensive line coach in 1998-99. He has coached at each level, working as a high school head coach, 15 years as a college head coach and assistant and 16 seasons as an NFL coach.

With Patterson at the helm of the defensive line for the last 6 seasons, the Vikings rank 3rd in the NFL in sacks (260), rushing TDs allowed (123) and yards per game (321.8). In 2019, the Vikings posted 30 defensive takeaways, the 3rd-best mark in the league. Of those takeaways, the 17 INTs rank 3rd in the NFL and the 14 FRs rank 5th.