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Sam Siefkes

Assistant Linebackers


Sam Siefkes (pronounced seef-kiss) enters his second season with the Vikings as an assistant linebackers coach after working as a defensive quality control coach in 2021. He assisted the day-to-day operations for the defensive staff and worked with the linebacker unit in 2021. Siefkes previously served as the defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach at Wofford College (2018-20).

In 2021, Siefkes helped oversee a linebackers unit led by LB Eric Kendricks, who finished the season with 143 tackles, 5.0 sacks and two interceptions. With LB Anthony Barr missing several games in 2021, Siefkes assisted with LB Nick Vigil's role, overseeing his 12 starts, in which he tallied 85 tackles and a pick-six.

Siefkes spent his third year at Wofford preparing the defense for its Spring 2021 slate as the 2020 season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.