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1984 Minnesota Vikings

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3-13-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.9, Offense: -2.7, Defense: -8.2, SoS: 2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 276 points (17.2/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 484 points (30.2/g), 28th.
 Differential of -208 points (-13.0/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 3.3-12.7.

Coach: Les Steckel (3-13-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns
 Defensive Coordinator: Floyd Reese

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tommy Kramer 29 7 9 124 for 236, 1,678 yards, 9 td, 10 int, & 15 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
RB Ted Brown 27 5 9 98 rushes for 442 yards, 3 td, & 46 catches for 349 yards and 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 16th pick / 1979
FB Alfred Anderson 23 Rook 14 201 rushes for 773 yards, 2 td, & 17 catches for 102 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
WR Mike Jones 24 1 14 38 catches for 591 yards, 1 td, & 4 rushes for 45 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 159th pick / 1983
WR Sammy White 30 8 11 21 catches for 399 yards, 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1976
TE Steve Jordan 23 2 14 38 catches for 414 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
LT Steve Riley 32 10 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1974
LG Curtis Rouse 24 2 15 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 286th pick / 1982
C Ron Sams 23 1 10 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 160th pick / 1983
RG Terry Tausch 25 2 16 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1982
RT Tim Irwin 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Neil Elshire 26 3 10 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
NT Charlie Johnson 32 7 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 175th pick / 1977
RDE Mark Mullaney 31 9 6 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1975
LOLB Matt Blair 34 10 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1974
LILB Scott Studwell 30 7 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
RILB Dennis Johnson 26 4 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 92nd pick / 1980
ROLB Fred McNeill 32 10 13 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 1974
LCB John Swain 25 3 10 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 101st pick / 1981
RCB Rufus Bess 28 5 13 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
SS Tom Hannon 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1977
FS Carl Lee 23 1 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud* 42 17 0 20 of 23 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points
P Greg Coleman 30 7 0 82 punts for a 42.4 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
PR Darrin Nelson 25 2 8 23 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
KR Darrin Nelson 25 2 8 39 kick returns for a 22.8 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Alfred Anderson 23 FB 16 14 219 6-1 Baylor 8/4/1961 Rook 5 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
69 Hasson Arbubakrr 24 4 0 250 6-4 Pasadena CC,Texas Tech 12/9/1960 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 238th pick / 1983
58 Walker Lee Ashley 24 lb 15 1 234 6-0 Penn St. 7/28/1960 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1983
21 Rufus Bess 28 RCB 16 13 184 5-9 South Carolina St. 9/13/1956 5 4
59 Matt Blair 34 LOLB 11 9 232 6-5 Iowa St. 9/20/1950 10 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1974
23 Ted Brown 27 RB 13 9 206 5-10 North Carolina St. 2/15/1957 5 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 16th pick / 1979
47 Joey Browner 24 LCB 16 8 221 6-2 USC 5/15/1960 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
56 Malcolm Carson 25 1 0 260 6-2 Tenn-Chattanooga 11/1/1959 Rook 0
63 Robert Cobb 27 de 2 1 248 6-4 Cincinnati,Arizona 10/12/1957 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 66th pick / 1981
8 Greg Coleman 30 P 16 0 185 6-0 Florida A&M 9/9/1954 7 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
84 Dwight Collins 23 wr 16 1 208 6-1 Pittsburgh 8/23/1961 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 154th pick / 1984
43 Jeff Colter 23 16 0 171 5-10 Kansas 4/23/1961 Rook 1
12 Steve Dils 29 3 0 190 6-1 Stanford 12/8/1955 5 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 97th pick / 1979
56 Bill Dugan 25 1 0 275 6-4 Penn St. 6/5/1959 3 0 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 58th pick / 1981
73 Neil Elshire 26 LDE 12 10 260 6-6 Oregon 3/8/1958 3 3
64 Grant Feasel 24 c 9 3 278 6-7 Abilene Christian 6/28/1960 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 161st pick / 1983
50 Dennis Fowlkes 23 14 0 238 6-2 West Virginia 3/11/1961 1 1
25 Marcellus Greene 27 14 0 185 6-0 Arizona 12/12/1957 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 296th pick / 1981
90 John Haines 23 8 0 266 6-6 Texas 12/16/1961 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 180th pick / 1984
61 Wes Hamilton 31 g 4 1 261 6-3 Tulsa 4/24/1953 8 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 85th pick / 1976
45 Tom Hannon 29 SS 16 16 193 5-11 Michigan St. 3/5/1955 7 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1977
88 Don Hasselbeck 29 16 0 245 6-7 Colorado 4/1/1955 7 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1977
60 Matt Hernandez 23 13 0 260 6-6 Purdue 10/16/1961 1 1 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 210th pick / 1983
75 Randy Holloway 29 rde 8 5 250 6-5 Pittsburgh 8/26/1955 6 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1978
51 Jim Hough 28 g 9 3 267 6-2 Utah St. 8/4/1956 6 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1978
76 Tim Irwin 26 RT 16 16 300 6-7 Tennessee 12/13/1958 3 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
65 Charlie Johnson 32 NT 16 15 266 6-3 Colorado 2/17/1952 7 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 175th pick / 1977
52 Dennis Johnson 26 RILB 16 15 234 6-3 USC 6/19/1958 4 4 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 92nd pick / 1980
89 Mike Jones 24 WR 16 14 181 5-11 Tennessee St. 4/14/1960 1 5 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 159th pick / 1983
83 Steve Jordan 23 TE 14 14 236 6-3 Brown 1/10/1961 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
9 Tommy Kramer 29 QB 9 9 200 6-2 Rice 3/7/1955 7 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
80 Terry LeCount 28 wr 2 1 178 5-10 Florida 7/9/1956 6 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 91st pick / 1978
39 Carl Lee 23 FS 16 14 185 5-11 Marshall 2/6/1961 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
87 Leo Lewis 28 wr 16 5 170 5-8 Missouri 9/17/1956 3 7
4 Archie Manning 35 qb 6 2 212 6-3 Mississippi 5/19/1949 13 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
94 Chris Martin 24 lb 16 1 236 6-2 Auburn 12/19/1960 1 1
79 Doug Martin 27 lde 13 6 260 6-3 Washington 5/22/1957 4 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 1980
54 Fred McNeill 32 ROLB 13 13 229 6-2 UCLA 5/6/1952 10 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 1974
86 Mike Mularkey 23 te 16 2 245 6-4 Florida 11/19/1961 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 229th pick / 1983
77 Mark Mullaney 31 RDE 7 6 242 6-6 Colorado St. 4/30/1953 9 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1975
20 Darrin Nelson 25 KR 15 8 184 5-9 Stanford 1/2/1959 2 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
32 David Nelson 21 2 0 230 6-2 Heidelberg 11/23/1963 Rook 0
36 Allen Rice 22 14 0 203 5-10 Baylor 4/5/1962 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 140th pick / 1984
78 Steve Riley 32 LT 16 16 258 6-5 USC 11/23/1952 10 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1974
68 Curtis Rouse 24 LG 16 15 316 6-3 Tenn-Chattanooga 7/13/1960 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 286th pick / 1982
67 Ron Sams 23 C 12 10 261 6-3 Pittsburgh 4/12/1961 1 4 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 160th pick / 1983
57 Robin Sendlein 26 LOLB 15 8 225 6-3 Texas 12/1/1958 3 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 45th pick / 1981
81 Joe Senser 28 te 8 1 235 6-4 West Chester 8/18/1956 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 152nd pick / 1979
91 Greg Smith 25 rde 16 6 270 6-3 Kansas 10/22/1959 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 184th pick / 1982
3 Jan Stenerud* 42 K 16 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 17 5
95 Mark Stewart 25 4 0 230 6-2 Washington 10/13/1959 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 127th pick / 1983
55 Scott Studwell 30 LILB 16 15 228 6-2 Illinois 8/27/1954 7 4 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
94 Paul Sverchek 23 3 0 252 6-3 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 5/9/1961 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 208th pick / 1984
29 John Swain 25 LCB 15 10 195 6-1 Miami (FL) 9/4/1959 3 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 101st pick / 1981
66 Terry Tausch 25 RG 16 16 275 6-5 Texas 2/5/1959 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1982
37 Willie Teal 27 db 11 4 195 5-10 LSU 12/20/1957 4 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1980
24 Maurice Turner 24 13 0 200 5-11 Utah St. 9/10/1960 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 325th pick / 1983
69 Ruben Vaughan 28 5 0 261 6-2 Colorado 8/5/1956 5 0 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 138th pick / 1979
80 Billy Waddy 30 4 0 187 5-11 Colorado 2/19/1954 7 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1977
34 Danny Wagoner 25 4 0 180 5-10 Kansas 12/12/1959 2 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 231st pick / 1982
85 Sammy White 30 WR 13 11 190 5-11 Grambling St. 3/16/1954 8 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1976
11 Wade Wilson 25 qb 8 5 210 6-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 2/1/1959 3 -1 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1981
Team Total 26.7 16 227.9 6-2.0 3.8