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An image from the Sept. 17, 2017 regular season away game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Vikings lost 9-26.

Everson Griffen

DE

#97

Experience: 9 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 30

Weight: 273 lbs

College: USC

2018 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    4
  • SCK
    1
  • FF
    0
  • INT

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WK OPP RESULT Total Comb AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
6 Cardinals W 27 - 17
5 @Eagles W 23 - 21
4 @Rams L 31 - 38
3 Bills L 6 - 27
2 @Packers T 29 - 29 1 2 1 0.5 0 0
1 49ers W 24 - 16 3 4 1 0.5 1 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Comb AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2010 Minnesota Vikings 11 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Minnesota Vikings 16 0 15 21 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 Minnesota Vikings 16 1 23 26 3 8 0 2 1 29 29 29 1 1 2
2013 Minnesota Vikings 16 0 18 27 9 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 Minnesota Vikings 16 16 41 57 16 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015 Minnesota Vikings 15 15 34 44 10 10.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016 Minnesota Vikings 16 16 36 48 12 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2017 Minnesota Vikings 15 15 31 45 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2018 Minnesota Vikings 2 2 4 6 2 1 1 0
TOTAL 123 65 213 285 72 62 0 14 1 29 29 29 1 10 6

Biography

2017

GP/GS Career GP/GS Playoffs GP/GS

15/15 121/63 4/3

  • Named to 3 straight Pro Bowls in 2015-17 and earned 2nd team All-Pro honors in 2017.
  • Ranks 3rd in the NFL since 2014 with 43.5 sacks. 
  • His 62.0 career sacks ranks 7th all-time in Vikings history. His 13.0 sacks in 2017 is a new single-season career high. 
  • Attended same high school, Agua Fria in Avondale, AZ, as Vikings Hall of Famer Randall McDaniel. 

OFF THE FIELD

Active in the Leaders of Tomorrow program that makes meals available for school-age kids in Minnesota...Married, has 3 sons, Greyson, Ellis and Sebastian...Takes part in the annual Vikings blood drive and community events with teammates...One of the most active Vikings in the team’s off-the-field charitable endeavors...Majored in sociology at USC...Enjoys fishing and being on the water in his free time, with boating, wave
runners and water skiing among his favorite activities...Looked up to Vikings legend Randall McDaniel as a young athlete.

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