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Coaches headshot from 2023 of Imarjaye Albury taken at TCOPC in Eagan, MN.

Imarjaye Albury

Defensive Assistant


Imarjaye Albury Sr. (im-MAR-jay AL-berry) returns to the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff as a defensive assistant after spending the 2022 season as a pro scout, working under General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. Prior to his role as a pro scout, Albury spent the 2020 and 2021 seasons with Minnesota as defensive quality control/assistant linebackers coach and brings five seasons of NFL experience to O'Connell's staff.

In 2021, Albury got his first opportunity to lead a defensive line in the NFL against the Los Angeles Rams, with former co-defensive coordinator Andre Patterson missing Week 16. Overall on the year, Albury oversaw the growth of second-year pass rusher D.J. Wonnum, helping him to 8.0 sacks in 2021. Albury played a big role in the development of defensive end Kenny Willekes, a former 7th-round pick/practice squad player, who posted 2.5 sacks in six games played. Albury also oversaw a defensive line that contributed to recording 51.0 sacks in 2021, the most sacks since 1992.