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1988 Minnesota Vikings

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.9, Offense: 6.5, Defense: 4.3, SoS: 0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 406 points (25.4/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 233 points (14.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 173 points (10.8/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.6-3.4.

Coach: Jerry Burns (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker
 Defensive Coordinator: Floyd Peters
 Other Notable Asst.: Pete Carroll (Defensive Backs)

Stadium: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
 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 Wade Wilson* 29 7 10 204 for 332, 2,746 yards, 15 td, 9 int, & 36 rushes for 136 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1981
RB Darrin Nelson 29 6 11 112 rushes for 380 yards, 1 td, & 16 catches for 105 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
FB Alfred Anderson 27 4 13 87 rushes for 300 yards, 7 td, & 23 catches for 242 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
WR Anthony Carter* 28 3 16 72 catches for 1,225 yards, 6 td, & 4 rushes for 41 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
WR Hassan Jones 24 2 15 40 catches for 778 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 7 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 120th pick / 1986
TE Steve Jordan* 27 6 16 57 catches for 756 yards, 5 td Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
LT Gary Zimmerman*+ 27 2 16 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
LG Randall McDaniel 24 Rook 15 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
C Kirk Lowdermilk 25 3 11 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
RG Terry Tausch 29 6 16 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1982
RT Tim Irwin 30 7 16 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Doug Martin 31 8 10 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 1980
LDT Henry Thomas 23 1 15 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
RDT Keith Millard*+ 26 3 15 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 13th pick / 1984
RDE Chris Doleman* 27 3 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 1985
LLB Jesse Solomon 25 2 16 2.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 318th pick / 1986
MLB Scott Studwell* 34 11 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
RLB David Howard 27 3 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984 Supp
LCB Issiac Holt 26 3 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1985
RCB Carl Lee*+ 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
SS Joey Browner*+ 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
FS John Harris 32 10 10 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Chuck Nelson 28 5 0 20 of 25 field goals & 48 of 49 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 87th pick / 1983
P Bucky Scribner 28 5 0 84 punts for a 40.3 average, 2 blocked Green Bay Packers / 11th / 299th pick / 1983
PR Leo Lewis 32 7 1 58 punt returns for a 9.5 average and 0 td
KR Darryl Harris 22 Rook 0 39 kick returns for a 21.4 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)
46 Alfred Anderson 27 FB 16 13 219 6-1 Baylor 8/4/1961 4 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
53 Sam Anno 23 13 0 236 6-2 USC 1/26/1965 1 1
58 Walker Lee Ashley 28 16 0 234 6-0 Penn St. 7/28/1960 5 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1983
60 Al Baker 32 de 14 4 265 6-6 Colorado St. 12/9/1956 10 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1978
78 Barry Bennett 33 1 0 257 6-4 Concordia (MN) 12/10/1955 10 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1978
50 Ray Berry 25 15 0 227 6-2 Baylor 10/28/1963 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1987
47 Joey Browner*+ 28 SS 16 16 221 6-2 USC 5/15/1960 5 14 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
81 Anthony Carter* 28 WR 16 16 168 5-11 Michigan 9/17/1960 3 12 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
89 Paul Coffman 32 8 0 222 6-3 Kansas St. 3/29/1956 10 0
56 Chris Doleman* 27 RDE 16 16 289 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/16/1961 3 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 1985
42 D.J. Dozier 23 rb 8 1 200 6-0 Penn St. 9/21/1965 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 14th pick / 1987
27 Brad Edwards 22 fs 16 6 208 6-2 South Carolina 3/22/1966 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1988
31 Rick Fenney 24 rb 13 3 235 6-1 Washington 12/7/1964 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 211th pick / 1987
62 Chris Foote 32 c 16 5 256 6-3 USC 12/2/1956 8 3 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 144th pick / 1980
29 Darrell Fullington 24 15 0 197 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/17/1964 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 124th pick / 1988
16 Rich Gannon 23 3 0 210 6-3 Delaware 12/20/1965 1 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 98th pick / 1987
78 William Gay 33 de 5 1 250 6-5 USC 5/28/1955 10 1 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 55th pick / 1978
80 Jim Gustafson 27 16 0 177 6-1 St. Thomas 3/16/1961 2 2
32 Darryl Harris 22 KR 14 0 178 5-10 Arizona St. 2/20/1966 Rook 1
44 John Harris 32 FS 13 10 200 6-2 Arizona St. 6/13/1956 10 5 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
24 Wymon Henderson 27 16 0 190 5-10 UNLV 12/15/1961 1 2
82 Carl Hilton 24 8 0 232 6-3 Houston 2/28/1964 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1986
30 Issiac Holt 26 LCB 13 9 200 6-2 Alcorn St. 10/4/1962 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1985
51 David Howard 27 RLB 16 16 232 6-2 Oregon St.,Long Beach St. 12/8/1961 3 10 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984 Supp
72 Dave Huffman 31 g 2 1 280 6-6 Notre Dame 4/4/1957 9 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1979
76 Tim Irwin 30 RT 16 16 300 6-7 Tennessee 12/13/1958 7 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
84 Hassan Jones 24 WR 16 15 198 6-0 Florida St. 7/2/1964 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 120th pick / 1986
83 Steve Jordan* 27 TE 16 16 236 6-3 Brown 1/10/1961 6 7 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
69 Todd Kalis 23 14 0 296 6-6 Arizona St. 5/10/1965 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 108th pick / 1988
9 Tommy Kramer 33 qb 10 6 200 6-2 Rice 3/7/1955 11 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
39 Carl Lee*+ 27 RCB 16 16 185 5-11 Marshall 2/6/1961 5 18 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
87 Leo Lewis 32 PR 16 1 170 5-8 Missouri 9/17/1956 7 1
63 Kirk Lowdermilk 25 C 12 11 269 6-3 Ohio St. 4/10/1963 3 5 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
71 Mark MacDonald 27 5 0 267 6-4 Boston Col. 4/30/1961 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 115th pick / 1985
57 Chris Martin 28 9 0 236 6-2 Auburn 12/19/1960 5 2
79 Doug Martin 31 LDE 11 10 260 6-3 Washington 5/22/1957 8 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 1980
73 Stafford Mays 30 de 3 1 252 6-2 Washington 3/13/1958 8 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 225th pick / 1980
64 Randall McDaniel 24 LG 16 15 276 6-3 Arizona St. 12/19/1964 Rook 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
60 Dan McQuaid 28 3 0 278 6-7 UNLV 10/4/1960 3 0
75 Keith Millard*+ 26 RDT 15 15 260 6-6 Washington St. 3/18/1962 3 20 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 13th pick / 1984
86 Mike Mularkey 27 16 0 245 6-4 Florida 11/19/1961 5 0 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 229th pick / 1983
48 Najee Mustafaa 24 lcb 16 7 190 6-1 Georgia Tech 6/20/1964 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1987
1 Chuck Nelson 28 K 16 0 175 5-11 Washington 2/23/1960 5 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 87th pick / 1983
20 Darrin Nelson 29 RB 13 11 184 5-9 Stanford 1/2/1959 6 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
96 Tim Newton 25 dt 14 1 280 6-0 Florida 3/23/1963 3 2 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 164th pick / 1985
99 Al Noga 23 de 9 1 265 6-1 Hawaii 9/16/1965 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 1988
52 Randy Rasmussen 28 7 0 253 6-7 Minnesota 9/27/1960 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 220th pick / 1984
36 Allen Rice 26 rb 16 4 203 5-10 Baylor 4/5/1962 4 5 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 140th pick / 1984
13 Bucky Scribner 28 P 16 0 207 6-0 Kansas 7/11/1960 5 2 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 299th pick / 1983
54 Jesse Solomon 25 LLB 16 16 240 6-0 Florida St. 11/4/1963 2 11 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 318th pick / 1986
55 Scott Studwell* 34 MLB 16 16 228 6-2 Illinois 8/27/1954 11 12 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
66 Terry Tausch 29 RG 16 16 275 6-5 Texas 2/5/1959 6 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1982
97 Henry Thomas 23 LDT 15 15 277 6-2 LSU 1/12/1965 1 9 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
11 Wade Wilson* 29 QB 14 10 210 6-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 2/1/1959 7 11 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1981
65 Gary Zimmerman*+ 27 LT 16 16 294 6-6 Oregon 12/13/1961 2 14 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 27.3 16 232.6 6-2.2 4.3