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1980 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.3, Offense: -0.0, Defense: -0.3, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 317 points (19.8/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 308 points (19.2/g), 11th.
 Differential of 9 points (0.6/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-7.7.

Coach: Bud Grant (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway

Stadium: Metropolitan Stadium
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tommy Kramer 25 3 15 299 for 522, 3,582 yards, 19 td, 23 int, & 31 rushes for 115 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
RB Rickey Young 27 5 16 130 rushes for 351 yards, 3 td, & 64 catches for 499 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 7th / 164th pick / 1975
FB Ted Brown 23 1 16 219 rushes for 912 yards, 8 td, & 62 catches for 623 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 16th pick / 1979
WR Ahmad Rashad* 31 8 16 69 catches for 1,095 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972
WR Sammy White 26 4 16 53 catches for 887 yards, 5 td, & 4 rushes for 65 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1976
TE Bob Tucker 35 10 13 15 catches for 173 yards, 1 td
LT Steve Riley 28 6 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1974
LG Jim Hough 24 2 10 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1978
C Dennis Swilley 25 3 16 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 1977
RG Wes Hamilton 27 4 13 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 85th pick / 1976
RT Ron Yary 34 12 14 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mark Mullaney 27 5 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1975
LDT Doug Sutherland 32 10 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 14th / 348th pick / 1970
RDT James White 27 4 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1976
RDE Randy Holloway 25 2 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1978
LLB Matt Blair*+ 30 6 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1974
MLB Scott Studwell 26 3 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
RLB Fred McNeill 28 6 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 1974
LCB John Turner 24 2 16 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 1978
RCB Bobby Bryant 36 12 12 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1967
SS Tom Hannon 25 3 16 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1977
FS Kurt Knoff 26 3 16 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Rick Danmeier 28 3 0 16 of 26 field goals & 33 of 38 extra points
P Greg Coleman 26 3 0 81 punts for a 38.8 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
PR Eddie Payton 29 3 0 34 punt returns for a 7.4 average and 0 td
KR Eddie Payton 29 3 0 53 kick returns for a 22.3 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
63 Nick Bebout 29 1 0 261 6-5 Wyoming 5/5/1951 7 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
59 Matt Blair*+ 30 LLB 14 14 232 6-5 Iowa St. 9/20/1950 6 12 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1974
62 Brent Boyd 23 LG 16 9 268 6-3 UCLA 3/23/1957 Rook 5 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 68th pick / 1980
23 Ted Brown 23 FB 16 16 206 5-10 North Carolina St. 2/15/1957 1 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 16th pick / 1979
82 Bob Bruer 27 12 0 235 6-5 Mankato St. 5/22/1953 1 0 Houston Oilers / 9th / 221st pick / 1975
24 Larry Brune 27 16 0 202 6-2 Rice 5/4/1953 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 206th pick / 1976
20 Bobby Bryant 36 RCB 14 12 170 6-1 South Carolina 1/24/1944 12 5 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1967
26 Marvin Cobb 27 2 0 189 6-0 USC 8/6/1953 5 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 276th pick / 1975
8 Greg Coleman 26 P 16 0 185 6-0 Florida A&M 9/9/1954 3 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
7 Rick Danmeier 28 K 16 0 194 6-0 Sioux Falls 4/8/1952 3 2
12 Steve Dils 25 qb 16 1 190 6-1 Stanford 12/8/1955 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 97th pick / 1979
61 Wes Hamilton 27 RG 13 13 261 6-3 Tulsa 4/24/1953 4 6 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 85th pick / 1976
45 Tom Hannon 25 SS 16 16 193 5-11 Michigan St. 3/5/1955 3 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1977
75 Randy Holloway 25 RDE 16 16 250 6-5 Pittsburgh 8/26/1955 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1978
51 Jim Hough 24 LG 10 10 267 6-2 Utah St. 8/4/1956 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1978
56 Dave Huffman 23 g 16 2 280 6-6 Notre Dame 4/4/1957 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1979
52 Dennis Johnson 22 lb 12 2 234 6-3 USC 6/19/1958 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 92nd pick / 1980
53 Henry Johnson 22 16 0 235 6-1 Georgia Tech 3/20/1958 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 174th pick / 1980
25 Kurt Knoff 26 FS 16 16 191 6-2 Kansas 4/6/1954 3 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1976
9 Tommy Kramer 25 QB 15 15 200 6-2 Rice 3/7/1955 3 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
58 Jim Langer 32 13 0 250 6-2 South Dakota St. 5/16/1948 10 1
80 Terry LeCount 24 16 0 178 5-10 Florida 7/9/1956 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 91st pick / 1978
57 Derrel Luce 28 4 0 226 6-3 Baylor 9/29/1952 5 0 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 168th pick / 1975
79 Doug Martin 23 de 11 1 260 6-3 Washington 5/22/1957 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 1980
54 Fred McNeill 28 RLB 16 16 229 6-2 UCLA 5/6/1952 6 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 1974
87 Kevin Miller 25 4 0 180 5-10 Louisville 3/21/1955 2 0
35 Robert Miller 27 16 0 204 5-11 Kansas 1/9/1953 5 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 129th pick / 1975
68 Melvin Mitchell 27 6 0 260 6-3 Tennessee St. 2/21/1953 4 0 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 98th pick / 1976
77 Mark Mullaney 27 LDE 16 15 242 6-6 Colorado St. 4/30/1953 5 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1975
49 Keith Nord 23 16 0 197 6-0 St. Cloud St. 3/13/1957 1 3
40 Doug Paschal 22 16 0 217 6-2 North Carolina 3/5/1958 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 121st pick / 1980
31 Eddie Payton 29 KR 16 0 175 5-8 Jackson St. 8/3/1951 3 0
28 Ahmad Rashad* 31 WR 16 16 205 6-2 Oregon 11/19/1949 8 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972
78 Steve Riley 28 LT 16 16 258 6-5 USC 11/23/1952 6 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1974
76 Dave Roller 31 dt 15 2 270 6-2 Kentucky 10/28/1949 9 2 New York Giants / 13th / 330th pick / 1971
89 Ken Sanders 30 6 0 240 6-5 Howard Payne 8/22/1950 8 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 65th pick / 1972
81 Joe Senser 24 16 0 235 6-4 West Chester 8/18/1956 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 152nd pick / 1979
50 Jeff Siemon 30 lb 16 2 235 6-2 Stanford 6/2/1950 8 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 10th pick / 1972
55 Scott Studwell 26 MLB 16 14 228 6-2 Illinois 8/27/1954 3 7 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
69 Doug Sutherland 32 LDT 16 14 250 6-3 Wisc-Superior 8/1/1948 10 7 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 348th pick / 1970
67 Dennis Swilley 25 C 16 16 253 6-3 Texas A&M,North Texas 6/28/1955 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 1977
38 Bob Tucker 35 TE 16 13 230 6-3 Bloomsburg 6/8/1945 10 2
27 John Turner 24 LCB 16 16 197 6-0 Miami (FL) 2/22/1956 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 1978
71 John Vella 30 8 0 258 6-4 USC 4/21/1950 8 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1972
83 Stu Voigt 32 te 3 3 223 6-1 Wisconsin 8/12/1948 10 0 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 260th pick / 1970
72 James White 27 RDT 16 16 265 6-3 Oklahoma St. 10/26/1953 4 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1976
85 Sammy White 26 WR 16 16 190 5-11 Grambling St. 3/16/1954 4 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1976
43 Nate Wright 33 db 16 4 180 5-11 San Diego St. 12/21/1947 11 3
73 Ron Yary 34 RT 14 14 255 6-5 USC 8/16/1946 12 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1968
34 Rickey Young 27 RB 16 16 196 6-2 Jackson St. 12/7/1953 5 7 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 164th pick / 1975
Team Total 27.1 16 224.0 6-1.9 4.3