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1986 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.5, Offense: 4.0, Defense: 2.5, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 398 points (24.9/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 273 points (17.1/g), 5th.
 Differential of 125 points (7.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6.

Coach: Jerry Burns (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker
 Defensive Coordinator: Floyd Peters
 Other Notable Asst.: Pete Carroll (Defensive Backs) and Marc Trestman (Running Backs)

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* 31 9 13 208 for 372, 3,000 yards, 24 td, 10 int, & 23 rushes for 48 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
RB Darrin Nelson 27 4 16 191 rushes for 793 yards, 4 td, & 53 catches for 593 yards and 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
FB Alfred Anderson 25 2 8 83 rushes for 347 yards, 2 td, & 17 catches for 179 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
WR Anthony Carter 26 1 10 38 catches for 686 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 12 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
WR Leo Lewis 30 5 16 32 catches for 600 yards, 2 td, & 3 rushes for -16 yards and 0 td
TE Steve Jordan* 25 4 16 58 catches for 859 yards, 6 td Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
LT Gary Zimmerman 25 Rook 16 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
LG Jim Hough 30 8 15 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1978
C Dennis Swilley 31 9 16 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 1977
RG Terry Tausch 27 4 16 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1982
RT Tim Irwin 28 5 16 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Doug Martin 29 6 15 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 1980
LDT Tim Newton 23 1 9 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 164th pick / 1985
RDT Keith Millard 24 1 15 10.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 13th pick / 1984
RDE Mark Mullaney 33 11 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1975
LLB Chris Martin 26 3 10 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Scott Studwell 32 9 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
RLB David Howard 25 1 13 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984 Supp
LCB Issiac Holt 24 1 15 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1985
RCB Carl Lee 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
SS Joey Browner* 26 3 16 0.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
FS John Harris 30 8 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Chuck Nelson 26 3 0 22 of 28 field goals & 44 of 47 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 87th pick / 1983
P Greg Coleman 32 9 0 67 punts for a 41.4 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
PR Rufus Bess 30 7 0 23 punt returns for a 7.0 average and 0 td
KR Rufus Bess 30 7 0 31 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Alfred Anderson 25 FB 16 8 219 6-1 Baylor 8/4/1961 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
58 Walker Lee Ashley 26 16 0 234 6-0 Penn St. 7/28/1960 3 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1983
21 Rufus Bess 30 KR 16 0 184 5-9 South Carolina St. 9/13/1956 7 0
13 Steve Bono 24 1 0 215 6-4 UCLA 5/11/1962 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 142nd pick / 1985
62 Brent Boyd 29 5 0 268 6-3 UCLA 3/23/1957 6 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 68th pick / 1980
23 Ted Brown 29 13 0 206 5-10 North Carolina St. 2/15/1957 7 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 16th pick / 1979
47 Joey Browner* 26 SS 16 16 221 6-2 USC 5/15/1960 3 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
81 Anthony Carter 26 WR 12 10 168 5-11 Michigan 9/17/1960 1 8 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
8 Greg Coleman 32 P 16 0 185 6-0 Florida A&M 9/9/1954 9 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 398th pick / 1976
56 Chris Doleman 25 LLB 16 9 289 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/16/1961 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 1985
73 Neil Elshire 28 de 10 4 260 6-6 Oregon 3/8/1958 5 2
26 David Evans 27 db 16 1 178 6-0 Central Arkansas 5/1/1959 Rook 2
41 Neal Guggemos 22 4 0 187 6-0 St. Thomas 6/14/1964 Rook 0
80 Jim Gustafson 25 14 0 177 6-1 St. Thomas 3/16/1961 Rook 1
44 John Harris 30 FS 16 15 200 6-2 Arizona St. 6/13/1956 8 8 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
82 Carl Hilton 22 16 0 232 6-3 Houston 2/28/1964 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1986
30 Issiac Holt 24 LCB 16 15 200 6-2 Alcorn St. 10/4/1962 1 9 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1985
51 Jim Hough 30 LG 16 15 267 6-2 Utah St. 8/4/1956 8 9 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1978
99 David Howard 25 RLB 14 13 232 6-2 Oregon St.,Long Beach St. 12/8/1961 1 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984 Supp
72 Dave Huffman 29 g 16 1 280 6-6 Notre Dame 4/4/1957 7 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1979
76 Tim Irwin 28 RT 16 16 300 6-7 Tennessee 12/13/1958 5 10 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
84 Hassan Jones 22 wr 16 6 198 6-0 Florida St. 7/2/1964 Rook 6 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 120th pick / 1986
83 Steve Jordan* 25 TE 16 16 236 6-3 Brown 1/10/1961 4 9 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
9 Tommy Kramer* 31 QB 13 13 200 6-2 Rice 3/7/1955 9 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
39 Carl Lee 25 RCB 16 16 185 5-11 Marshall 2/6/1961 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
87 Leo Lewis 30 WR 16 16 170 5-8 Missouri 9/17/1956 5 6
63 Kirk Lowdermilk 23 11 0 269 6-3 Ohio St. 4/10/1963 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
27 Mike Lush 28 6 0 195 6-2 East Stroudsburg 4/18/1958 Rook 0
71 Mark MacDonald 25 10 0 267 6-4 Boston Col. 4/30/1961 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 115th pick / 1985
57 Chris Martin 26 LLB 16 10 236 6-2 Auburn 12/19/1960 3 6
79 Doug Martin 29 LDE 15 15 260 6-3 Washington 5/22/1957 6 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 1980
75 Keith Millard 24 RDT 15 15 260 6-6 Washington St. 3/18/1962 1 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 13th pick / 1984
35 Kyle Morrell 23 db 5 1 190 6-1 BYU 10/9/1963 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 106th pick / 1985
86 Mike Mularkey 25 te 16 0 245 6-4 Florida 11/19/1961 3 1 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 229th pick / 1983
77 Mark Mullaney 33 RDE 11 9 242 6-6 Colorado St. 4/30/1953 11 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1975
1 Chuck Nelson 26 K 16 0 175 5-11 Washington 2/23/1960 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 87th pick / 1983
20 Darrin Nelson 27 RB 16 16 184 5-9 Stanford 1/2/1959 4 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
96 Tim Newton 23 LDT 14 9 280 6-0 Florida 3/23/1963 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 164th pick / 1985
91 Joe Phillips 23 nt 16 1 298 6-5 Oregon St.,SMU 7/15/1963 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 93rd pick / 1986
88 Buster Rhymes 24 5 0 217 6-2 Oklahoma 1/27/1962 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 85th pick / 1985
36 Allen Rice 24 FB 14 8 203 5-10 Baylor 4/5/1962 2 6 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 140th pick / 1984
95 Gerald Robinson 23 de 12 4 262 6-3 Auburn 5/4/1963 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 14th pick / 1986
68 Curtis Rouse 26 5 0 316 6-3 Tenn-Chattanooga 7/13/1960 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 286th pick / 1982
53 Jeff Schuh 28 2 0 228 6-2 Minnesota 5/22/1958 5 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 176th pick / 1981
54 Jesse Solomon 23 lb 13 4 240 6-0 Florida St. 11/4/1963 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 318th pick / 1986
74 Mike Stensrud 30 nt 11 4 280 6-5 Iowa St. 2/19/1956 7 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1979
55 Scott Studwell 32 MLB 15 15 228 6-2 Illinois 8/27/1954 9 9 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
67 Dennis Swilley 31 C 16 16 253 6-3 Texas A&M,North Texas 6/28/1955 9 10 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 1977
66 Terry Tausch 27 RG 16 16 275 6-5 Texas 2/5/1959 4 10 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1982
37 Willie Teal 29 11 0 195 5-10 LSU 12/20/1957 6 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1980
11 Wade Wilson 27 qb 9 3 210 6-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 2/1/1959 5 4 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1981
45 Wayne Wilson 29 7 0 215 6-3 Shepherd 9/4/1957 7 0 Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1979
65 Gary Zimmerman 25 LT 16 16 294 6-6 Oregon 12/13/1961 Rook 10 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 26.6 16 230.3 6-2.0 3.6