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1982 Minnesota Vikings

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5-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.2, Offense: 2.1, Defense: -1.0, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 187 points (20.8/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 198 points (22.0/g), 20th.
 Differential of -11 points (-1.2/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-4.8.

Coach: Bud Grant (5-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway

Stadium: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tommy Kramer 27 5 9 176 for 308, 2,037 yards, 15 td, 12 int, & 21 rushes for 77 yards and 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
RB Darrin Nelson 23 Rook 4 44 rushes for 136 yards, 0 td, & 9 catches for 100 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
FB Ted Brown 25 3 8 120 rushes for 515 yards, 1 td, & 31 catches for 207 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 16th pick / 1979
WR Ahmad Rashad 33 10 6 23 catches for 233 yards, 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972
WR Sammy White 28 6 6 29 catches for 503 yards, 5 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1976
TE Joe Senser 26 2 9 29 catches for 261 yards, 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 152nd pick / 1979
LT Steve Riley 30 8 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1974
LG Jim Hough 26 4 9 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1978
C Dennis Swilley 27 5 9 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 1977
RG Wes Hamilton 29 6 9 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 85th pick / 1976
RT Tim Irwin 24 1 9 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Doug Martin 25 2 9 11.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 1980
NT Charlie Johnson 30 5 6 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 175th pick / 1977
RDE Mark Mullaney 29 7 9 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1975
LOLB Matt Blair* 32 8 9 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1974
LILB Dennis Johnson 24 2 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 92nd pick / 1980
RILB Scott Studwell 28 5 8 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
ROLB Fred McNeill 30 8 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 1974
LCB John Swain 23 1 5 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 101st pick / 1981
RCB Willie Teal 25 2 9 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1980
SS Tom Hannon 27 5 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1977
FS John Turner 26 4 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Rick Danmeier 30 5 0 8 of 14 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points
P Greg Coleman 28 5 0 58 punts for a 41.1 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
PR Eddie Payton 31 5 0 22 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td
KR Jarvis Redwine 25 1 0 12 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1981

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
21 Rufus Bess 26 8 0 184 5-9 South Carolina St. 9/13/1956 3 1
59 Matt Blair* 32 LOLB 9 9 232 6-5 Iowa St. 9/20/1950 8 10 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1974
62 Brent Boyd 25 4 0 268 6-3 UCLA 3/23/1957 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 68th pick / 1980
23 Ted Brown 25 FB 8 8 206 5-10 North Carolina St. 2/15/1957 3 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 16th pick / 1979
82 Bob Bruer 29 te 8 2 235 6-5 Mankato St. 5/22/1953 3 2 Houston Oilers / 9th / 221st pick / 1975
8 Greg Coleman 28 P 9 0 185 6-0 Florida A&M 9/9/1954 5 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
7 Rick Danmeier 30 K 9 0 194 6-0 Sioux Falls 4/8/1952 5 2
12 Steve Dils 27 9 0 190 6-1 Stanford 12/8/1955 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 97th pick / 1979
73 Neil Elshire 24 5 0 260 6-6 Oregon 3/8/1958 1 1
32 Tony Galbreath 28 rb 8 3 228 6-0 Missouri 1/29/1954 6 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1976
61 Wes Hamilton 29 RG 9 9 261 6-3 Tulsa 4/24/1953 6 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 85th pick / 1976
45 Tom Hannon 27 SS 9 9 193 5-11 Michigan St. 3/5/1955 5 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1977
36 Sam Harrell 25 1 0 217 6-2 East Carolina 2/7/1957 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 288th pick / 1980
75 Randy Holloway 27 9 0 250 6-5 Pittsburgh 8/26/1955 4 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1978
51 Jim Hough 26 LG 9 9 267 6-2 Utah St. 8/4/1956 4 8 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1978
24 Bryan Howard 23 2 0 200 6-0 Tennessee St. 3/6/1959 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 233rd pick / 1982
56 Dave Huffman 25 9 0 280 6-6 Notre Dame 4/4/1957 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1979
76 Tim Irwin 24 RT 9 9 300 6-7 Tennessee 12/13/1958 1 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
89 Harold Jackson 36 1 0 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 14 0 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
65 Charlie Johnson 30 NT 9 6 266 6-3 Colorado 2/17/1952 5 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 175th pick / 1977
52 Dennis Johnson 24 LILB 9 9 234 6-3 USC 6/19/1958 2 9 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 92nd pick / 1980
53 Henry Johnson 24 9 0 235 6-1 Georgia Tech 3/20/1958 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 174th pick / 1980
83 Steve Jordan 21 te 9 1 236 6-3 Brown 1/10/1961 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
25 Kurt Knoff 28 db 9 4 191 6-2 Kansas 4/6/1954 5 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1976
9 Tommy Kramer 27 QB 9 9 200 6-2 Rice 3/7/1955 5 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
80 Terry LeCount 26 wr 9 3 178 5-10 Florida 7/9/1956 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 91st pick / 1978
87 Leo Lewis 26 9 0 170 5-8 Missouri 9/17/1956 1 2
79 Doug Martin 25 LDE 9 9 260 6-3 Washington 5/22/1957 2 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 1980
84 Sam McCullum 30 wr 6 2 203 6-2 Montana St. 11/30/1952 8 2 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
88 Mardye McDole 23 2 0 198 5-11 Mississippi St. 5/1/1959 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1981
54 Fred McNeill 30 ROLB 9 9 229 6-2 UCLA 5/6/1952 8 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 1974
77 Mark Mullaney 29 RDE 9 9 242 6-6 Colorado St. 4/30/1953 7 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1975
20 Darrin Nelson 23 RB 7 4 184 5-9 Stanford 1/2/1959 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
49 Keith Nord 25 9 0 197 6-0 St. Cloud St. 3/13/1957 3 2
31 Eddie Payton 31 PR 9 0 175 5-8 Jackson St. 8/3/1951 5 0
28 Ahmad Rashad 33 WR 7 6 205 6-2 Oregon 11/19/1949 10 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972
22 Jarvis Redwine 25 KR 7 0 203 5-10 Oregon St.,Nebraska 5/16/1957 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1981
78 Steve Riley 30 LT 9 9 258 6-5 USC 11/23/1952 8 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1974
68 Curtis Rouse 22 5 0 316 6-3 Tenn-Chattanooga 7/13/1960 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 286th pick / 1982
57 Robin Sendlein 24 9 0 225 6-3 Texas 12/1/1958 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 45th pick / 1981
81 Joe Senser 26 TE 9 9 235 6-4 West Chester 8/18/1956 2 4 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 152nd pick / 1979
50 Jeff Siemon 32 lb 9 1 235 6-2 Stanford 6/2/1950 10 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 10th pick / 1972
55 Scott Studwell 28 RILB 8 8 228 6-2 Illinois 8/27/1954 5 8 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
29 John Swain 23 LCB 9 5 195 6-1 Miami (FL) 9/4/1959 1 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 101st pick / 1981
67 Dennis Swilley 27 C 9 9 253 6-3 Texas A&M,North Texas 6/28/1955 5 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 1977
66 Terry Tausch 23 2 0 275 6-5 Texas 2/5/1959 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1982
37 Willie Teal 25 RCB 9 9 195 5-10 LSU 12/20/1957 2 9 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1980
27 John Turner 26 FS 9 9 197 6-0 Miami (FL) 2/22/1956 4 9 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 1978
72 James White 29 dt 9 3 265 6-3 Oklahoma St. 10/26/1953 6 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1976
85 Sammy White 28 WR 7 6 190 5-11 Grambling St. 3/16/1954 6 7 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1976
44 Walt Williams 28 1 0 185 6-1 Ashland,New Mexico St. 7/10/1954 5 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1977
91 Ray Yakavonis 25 2 0 250 6-4 East Stroudsburg 1/20/1957 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 148th pick / 1980
34 Rickey Young 29 rb 9 1 196 6-2 Jackson St. 12/7/1953 7 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 164th pick / 1975
Team Total 26.8 9 223.2 6-1.6 3.9